The News and musings from the yards, barrel halls and tasting panels, and from on the road traveled between.

Archive for November, 2017

Sam Kim reviews 2017

Our friend Sam Kim has had a good look at the new release Toño wines along with a comparison of our two Chardonnay bottlings and two Syrah bottlings.  Toño releases are from the last three vintages, not a normal approach but…
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2016 Chardonnay and 2015 Syrah reviews from Raymond Chan

Theory & Practice and Craft Farm 2016 Chardonnay and 2015 Syrah Ant Mackenzie has an enviable track record as one of New Zealand’s leading winemakers, beginning at Framingham, then Spy Valley, Mud House, and recently as a consultant at Te…
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Tono reviews from Raymond Chan

Tono 2017 Rosado, 2016 Albarino and Tempranillo, and 2015 Mas o Menos The ‘Tono’ label is Ant Mackenzie’s take on Spanish wine varieties and style made from Hawke’s Bay fruit.  Tono is the familiar nickname of Antonio in Spanish, or…
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