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The Times

Published:  23 July, 2008

Another with her attention on New Zealand is JANE MacQUITTY. I thought it would be suitably perverse - yet helpful - to turn the spotlight on New Zealand Pinot Noir,' she writes. What Central Otago and other prime New Zealand Pinot Noir regions produce are thrilling, sweet, New World sweet flavours,' she says, and points out that Marlborough continues to lead the Pinot Noir planting stampede'.
Among her recommendations are: 2006 La Baume Sauvignon Blanc (3.74; Sainsbury's); 2004 Altos de Tamaron Ribera del Duero (4.49; Tesco); and Alvada 5 Year Old Rich Madeira (6.99 for 50cl; Waitrose).