Hi from Jeff,
On Wednesday night I had the pleasure and privilege to host a very special dinner in our FWDC Cellar Lounge.Â CanapĂ©s followed by 4-courses interspersed with Amuse, Cleanser and Cheese platter served up by Michelin Chef extraordinaire â€śPhillip Reynoldsâ€ť of Difference Catering. The matching wines came from my cellar; which incidentally were poured throughout the evening by Sir Michael Hill (golfer-businessman) and myself.
One off opportunity to purchaseâ€¦
The Highest Scoring NZ Wines just rated and released by
Robert Parkerâ€™s Wine Advocate
Hi from Matt,
Last week Robert Parkerâ€™s Wine Advocate released this yearâ€™s hugely important and influential reviews for New Zealand wine.Â From 892 wines reviewed, the highest scoring Cabernet-blend, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are offered below.Â Iâ€™ve secured as much stock at as possible before the local and international markets snap them up.Â For example, I secured the last twelve six packs of Babich The Patriarch 2009, the highest equal scoring wine in the report with 95/100 and highest scoring Cabernet-blend.
This is the second year that the reviews were conducted by Lisa Perotti-Brown MW.Â After being a fellow MW â€śtasting half-passâ€ť with her many years ago, working with her in intense preparation for the theory exam at the MW seminar in Melbourne, she is well worthy of her role; arguably the most influential reviewer of New Zealand wine in the world.Â She is an incredibly perceptive and accurate critic whoâ€™s reviews can be followed with confidence.
Hi from Matt,
You may have noticed that you have not received a Cellar Journal for a couple of weeks.Â After careful reflection, rather than a regular weekly Cellar Journal, Iâ€™m now only issuing them when I have very special wines that I simply must offer you.
This week Iâ€™ve gotten my hands on four of Australiaâ€™s greatest wines; all are included in Australiaâ€™s Langtonâ€™s Classification of Australian Wine, the definitive list of Australiaâ€™s most collectable wines.Â Theyâ€™re only available in limited quantities to the first to reply, I expect that theyâ€™ll sell out quickly over the next few days.
This week is a Chardonnay wine loverâ€™s dream come true.Â We are very pleased to offer you the exclusive NZ allocation of one of the rarest Chardonnay that was never meant to reach New Zealandâ€™s shores…