Raymond Chan Wine Reviews


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About Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews was established in 2010, accumulated over 10,000 wine reviews by Raymond Chan until February 2019.

Candice Chow continues Raymond’s legacy by offering Raymond Chan Wine Reviews since May 2020.

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews provides a unique service by publishing independent, assessment-based, critical reviews in a style that is easily understood by the wine enthusiast, wine reseller and wine producer alike. You’ll find tasting notes on many newly-released wines here. The wine reviews are free to access and use, whether you are buying or selling wine. I trust our reviews are useful and enjoyable. – Candice Chow

Featured Reviews

Elephant Hill – 10th anniversary vintage release celebration
Elephant Hill had a strong reputation for Syrah since its early days. I was sent a bottle of their Reserve Syrah 2018 to celebrate their 10th-annivers... Read more
JW Sommelier Consultant and his brand partners
Joe Wang is one of the sommeliers that have left full-time hospitality, who worked extensively as senior sommelier roles in high profile hotels, fine-... Read more
Q Wine – 2021 Pinot Gris & Rosé
Q Wine is the Waitaki Valley wine label of Jules Stephan who established a 5.5 ha vineyard on Grants Road in 2005. Planted to 4 ha Pinot Gris, 1.5 ha ... Read more
Valli – 2019 The ‘Goldilocks’ Vintage
A vintage you cannot miss! Find out more, watch my Instagram Live chat "Catch up over a glass of wine" with Grant Taylor on IGTV and read my reviews... Read more
Fancrest Estate – Estate Pinot Noir 2015
I was first introduced to Fancrest Estate by Stephen Wong MW at the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommit™, held in Hawke's Bay at the Paritua Winery in 20... Read more
BRILLA! Rosé Prosecco DOC 2020
BRILLA Rosé Prosecco DOC is as pleasing to the eyes as much as it is to taste. Its beautiful textural bottle with a sparkly label is reminiscent of d... Read more
Black Barn Vineyard – Sauvignon Blanc 2020 and Rosé 2021
Photo credit: Brian Culy Photography Black Barn is an artisan winegrower, located just 5 minutes from the village of Havelock North in Hawke's Bay Wi... Read more
Mon Cheval – Current Releases
I've known Mon Cheval, a micro-producer in the Waipara Valley, for quite a few years and the 2010 La Char has always been one of my favourite Pinot No... Read more
Neck Of The Woods – Pinot Noir 2019
Neck of The Woods is the wine brand AJ Johnson started in 2016. AJ, who is also in the television industry, began his wine journey in the vineyard and... Read more
Dona Fatima – The Only Wine In The World Made From 100% Jampal
I recently received a Portuguese dry white for review which intrigued me very much. It’s a premium wine produced by MANZ, Portugal, a pioneer in th... Read more
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