Attractive lifted light red cherry and blackcurrant fruits.

Lovely soft mature Cabernet with blackcurrants and a little spice.

Nicely maturing leafy sweet ripe plums and liquorice. Try with feathered game.

New Zealand’s unique wine-growing landscape. Photograph: Thinkstock

I t was the land they couldn’t give away. Until the late 1990s, a large circular piece of ground in Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of New Zealand was c(...)

Appetising with subtle fresh cherry and plum fruits.

Is there a wine to go with everything? A lot of the time, matching food and wine is fairly straightforward. Most wines go with most foods. The old (...)

Elegant savoury fruits – refined but concentrated. Drink now or keep a few years.

Beautifully poised, with excellent ripe but savoury fruits, with a long tight finish. Decant or keep a year or two.

Piquant, dark cherry fruits that had me happily humming away.

A little oaky but then opened to reveal a core of savoury blackcurrant and cherry fruits. Great with roast duck.