New Zealand – worth celebrating

Lowburn landscape in Central Otago

To celebrate Waitangi Day and the start of New Zealand Wine Week, we present this collection of tasting notes from a few of the finest producers in the North and South Islands. This Central Otago landscape comes from the home page of Domaine Thomson, where veraison is apparently well under way.

Jancis writes Below we present 66 tasting notes from 21 different producers, including many of New Zealand's most celebrated, profiled below by me. Tam added a range from Decibel, made by an American who fell in love with NZ wine. Julia tasted the official selection from the generic...