The Real Review Team consists of a group of wine experts who shares their authentic and unbiased opinions about wines.

 

Bob Campbell MW was the second wine writer in the world (after Jancis Robinson) to become a Master of Wine. He estimates tasting over 100,000 wines since he began to formally record tasting notes. He is regarded as "Mr New Zealand Wine" within New Zealand and around the globe.

 

Huon Hooke is a leading Australian wine expert, critic and show judge, best known for his weekly columns in Sydney Morning Herald Good Food, and is contributing editor, tasting panel member and columnist at Gourmet Traveller Wine.

 

Guy Griffin has been writing about food and wine for more than twenty years. From 1997 to 2004, he was Australian Gourmet Traveller’s national and then NSW restaurant critic, was the reviewer for Fairfax Media’s magazine for a decade from 2004 and is a senior reviewer with the Good Food Guide as well as working with Tourism Australia and Australian Gourmet Traveller.

 

Toni Paterson MW is a highly experienced wine professional with over twenty years’ experience and training in science and winemaking. She is Drinks Writer for Australian House and Garden magazine, a contributor and tasting panelist for Gourmet Traveller Wine, and has authored three wine guides.

 

Stephanie Clifford-Smith is a food writer and author. She co-edited the Sydney Eats restaurant guide for three years and now reviews for many guides including the Good Food Guide. Her work appears regularly in the Sydney Morning Herald and she’s also been published in The Australian, Qantas magazine, Australian Traveller, The Sun Herald, The Herald Sun, The Age, Voyeur and is widely syndicated.

 


2015 All Saints Estate Pierre (Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc)

95 pts, 5/5 stars

"Deepish ruby red with the faintest trace of purple; a slightly forward-developed colour and an evolved bouquet with some nutty, toasty development and less of the bright primary fruit notes. The wine is rich, smooth and savoury in the mouth, with ample soft tannins, fruit sweetness, lovely balance and drinkability. It's remarkably up-front but very rewarding to drink. A superb and utterly delicious wine." 

Drink 2017 to 2035

2016 All Saints Estate Chardonnay

89 pts, 3.5/5 stars

"Very fresh, vibrant assorted citrus aromas; clean, vibrant and fruit-driven. Gently herbal and cashew-nutty. The wine is light, lean and taut in the mouth; delicate and restrained but fresh and vital, too. Very good wine of its type."

Drink 2017 to 2022
87pts, 3/5 stars

"Light colour but a straw and toast-like bouquet revealing some early development - or is it just the lack of floral aromatics? The wine is full and ample in the mouth, with modest acidity and a dry aftertaste. Overall it seems a touch broad and lacks classic riesling aromatics. But it's a pleasant wine."

Drink 2017 to 2022



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