A scotch whisky distiller, when asked recently if he made any blends, was gloriously sniffy and dismissive of blended whisky. It would have been interesting to see and hear what he would have made of the Johnnie Walker Directors Blends, which I got to taste last Thursday (November 28) in London.
The Marlborough-based winery has targeted independent wine retailers and the on-trade for the £11.99/€14.99 per bottle wine.
Produced using grapes from a single vineyard, the “highest in the Upper Waipara Valley”, the wine is said to display “purity”, “freshness” and “elegance”.
Tasting notes, according to to Tiki Wines, include: quince, honeysuckle and pear.