As one of the most respected wine bloggers, Jamie Goode has been informing wine lovers for well over 10 years with his regular blogs and reviews at

Last month he sampled three of our top Australian and New Zealand Wines including:

Oakridge 864 Chardonnay 2008 Yarra Valley, Australia From the Van der Meulen vineyard, dry grown, near Seville, cropped at 5 tons/hectare on red volcanic soils. There’s a mineral, spice and matchstick edge to the precise pear and white peach nose. The palate is complex, powerful and quite mineral with fig, toast and nut complexity as well as lively citrus fruit. Complex and fine, this is quite amazing. 95/100

Remarkable Pinot Noir 2007 Gibbston Valley, Central Otago, New Zealand A single-vineyard Pinot Noir that spends 15 months in French oak, named after the Remarkables mountain range. Lovely ripe, perfumed nose of damson, plum and cherry, with some warm herbal notes. The palate is ripe but fresh with lovely vivid cherry and plum fruit, as well as meaty spicy notes and good acidity. Tingly acid finish. 93/100

Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir 2006 Central Otago, New Zealand 11 months in French Oak. Bright black cherry, blackberry and spice nose with some herby notes. The palate shows ripe black fruits with warm spiciness, nice structure and good acidity. Sweet and approachable with some warmth. 92/100

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