A blind tasting with Wellington wine-writer Geoff Kelly, with hand-out notes of 12 cabernet / merlot wines from Bordeaux, Hawke’s Bay, Waiheke Island and Coonawarra, all from the 2000 vintage. Robert Parker rates two of the wines at 97 points.
The wines will be:
2000 Alpha Domus Aviator, Hawkes Bay
2000 Mills Reef Merlot Elspeth, Hawkes Bay
2000 Ngatarawa Alwyn, Hawkes Bay
2000 Petaluma Coonawarra Cabernet / Merlot, Coonawarra
2000 Stonyridge Larose, Waiheke Island
2000 Te Mata Coleraine, Hawkes Bay
2000 Ch Angludet, Margaux
2000 Ch Grand Corbin-Despagne, St Emilion
2000 Ch Lanessan, Cussac (Haut Medoc)
2000 Ch Leoville Poyferre, St Julien
2000 Ch Pichon-Longueville-Baron, Pauillac
2000 Clos René, Pomerol
Ticket includes 12 wines, 30 ml pours, in XL5 glasses, plus hand-out notes on the wines.
F.A.W.C! is a delicious event series of "out of the box" food and wine experiences, set in stunning landscapes and locations throughout Hawke's Bay, New Zealand twice a year. Make your way to Hawke’s Bay this June for Winter F.A.W.C! for four fabulous weekends of ‘out of the box’ food and wine events set in some of Hawke’s Bay’s most stunning locations. Hunker down with roaring fires, musical notes and endless lashings of local produce prepared in warming ways. Glasses of rich, full bodied reds will be taking centre stage as Hawke’s Bay’s food and wine heroes strut their stuff at over 60 events.