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Wine drinking has a very, very important rule: drink what you like! But never be afraid to try something new or different. Wine drinking should be fun, free of much of the garbage that interferes with the rest of our lives. It should be a catalyst for social intercourse. It should be pleasurable and memorable, it should be savoured and discussed, it should be fun.

Current wine special offers

Champagne Beaumet Rose Brut NV


Number 1 & 5 Stars Champagne under $100
"Beaumet Champagnes have scored well in past Cuisine tastings, both in terms of quality and price tag. They prove that lesser-known Champagnes are more than capable of matching it for quality with the big names. This coppery-pink version, a blend of pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes, offers fresh, clean aromas suggesting strawberries, wafts of floral perfume and a whisper of nuttiness. It’s soft and creamy in the mouth with good depth of flavour and a long, moreish finish." Cuisine
They added..."...Beaumet’s wines consistently over-deliver in value for money. The 140-year old Beaumet cellars are in Épernay and these days have the same ownership as the famous Laurent-Perrier Champagne house. Laurent-Perrier’s winemaking team are also responsible for these more low-key Beaumet wines, a guarantee of high standards that’s borne out by this outstanding rosé."
The Beaumet Champagnes are huge in the clubs and restaurants of London. It is the house wine of the Ritz.
Stunning Value. It is one of the nicest Rose' Champagne's on our market. It is Fresh, alive and morish.
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Johanneshof Marlborough 2015 Gewurztraminer


New Release.
Super Classic Status Michael Cooper's Wine Companion 2017
5 Stars 18.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...

"Brilliant straw-yellow colour with pale golden hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is tightly bound with penetrating aromas of tropical fruits, lychees, rose-petal florals and root ginger...Medium-dry to medium in taste and medium-bodied, the palate features mouthfilling and rich flavours with layers of tropical fruits, rose-petal florals, Middle Eastern spices and earthy root ginger...This is a layered and detailed medium-dry Gewurztraminer with complex sweetly rich exotic fruits and savoury spice and ginger flavours with a concentrated, firm and youthful core. Match with Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine over the next 4+ years..."
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Forrest The Doctors Marlborough Riesling 2015


A Recent Release
Trophy & Gold Marlborough Wine Competition 2015
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...

"The most successful ‘Doctors’ wine. Pale straw and youthful, this has excellent depth and intensity, with lime juice and florals with honey and the beginnings of secondary toast aromas. Medium-sweet, this is very attractive on palate with soft, fine textures, refined acidity and flavours of limes, honey and toast that linger. Showing some development, but will keep 4-5 years easily. One of the driest under this label..."
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The Prospect Gisborne Chardonnay 2014


A New & Proud Release
This wine is in the fine tradition of Classic Gisborne Chardonnay. Sun drenched, warm and flavoursome with an abundance of ripe peachy fruit.
It is rich, it is buttery, it is bold, it is brilliantly balanced and its palate goes on and on.
Steve Voysey is maker made the Famous 'O' Chardonnay for Montana, he says of this Chardonnay:
"I am delighted that this wine will set the scene for sensational barrel fermented Chardonnays from Gisborne."
We believe he is spot on! Top drawer.
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Eradus Awatere Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015


Gold AirNZ Wine Show 2016. They said...
"Refined style meets rich fruit intensity, exhibiting red/black cherry, cedar, clove and violet notes with an impressive concentrated mouthfeel."
This is truly a super Pinot Noir at an amazing price. Morish, stylish and exhibiting everything that is super about New Zealand Pinot noir, whatever region it is grown in.
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Barking Mad Clare Valley 2014 Shiraz


Incredible buying. This wine at this price represents incredible buying. It is goes done as one of our buys of the year. If you like the Mt Monster or Kirrihills tuck it. It really is a super deal.
An immediate hit. How a wine this good is this price is a thing of wonder. Dark chocolate and deep berry on the nose and the palate. Balanced and extremely morish.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

6 Pac = $101.94

Matahiwi Blanc De Blanc NV


Silver Global Sparkling Wine Masters by the Drinks Business
Silver Global Chardonnay Wine Masters by the Drinks Business

Melon and brioche aromas with a biscuity nectarine finish. Full, nutty, yeasty, dry, distinctively Chardonnay, this Blanc de Blanc will partner well with food or just to celebrate!
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The Family Gisborne Viognier 2013


Best in Class & Gold Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2014
Silver Aromatic Wine Show 2014

This wine shows classic apricot and peach flavours with an exotic edge so associated with this variety. It is bright, lively and has well defined flavours finishing with a creamy palate. Fermented in old barrels this wine and lees stirred as is traditional for the variety. The ripeness of the grapes from the stunning 2013 vintage show great fruit notes with a lees undertone followed by a spicy palate and soft citrus finish.
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The Family Company Gisborne 2013 Syrah


Here is an absolute surprise. This wine has always been very good. Now with nearly three years of bottle age it is amazingly good. So good we bought it all. It is spice, deep and full. Think a good French Rhone red from a very good year and the picture is set. Of course don't forget the slightly Kiwi edge.
It will develop for another 2 to 3 years in the cellar.
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Alpha Domus First Solo Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014


93/100 5 Stars Cameron Douglas
5 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver Royal Easter Show 2016
18/20 4 Stars Raymond Chan wine reviews.

He said...
".... This has an elegant and fresh nose of white peaches, yellow stonefruits and citrus fruits, along with a fine line of nutty oak... Medium-bodied and elegantly proportioned, this has good intensity of white peach and stonefruit flavours flowing along a fine, creamy palate showing barrel-ferment textures...This is harmonious and balanced, with fine lacy acidity leading the wine to a fine-featured, long and lingering finish...white stone fruited Chardonnay with subtle creamy textures and nutty detail showing lovely finesse..."
This is the very last ever of this wine. Last time we had it in store it was a HUGE hit and selling out in days. It has only got better reflecting just what a super year 2014 was for Chardonnay in the Hawkes Bay.
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Supper Club Marlborough Chardonnay 2014


4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"It is elegantly fragrant on the nose displaying white nectarine and rock melon characters with subtle vanilla and cedar complexity. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted, and delivers generous fruit intensity and silky texture. A rounded and attractive chardonnay with a lingering creamy finish. At its best: now to 2018..." Sam Kim
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Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Chardonnay 2014


4 Stars Raymond Chan
91/100 Wine Orbit

A Gisborne Chardonnay at a bargain price. Hitting its straps big time after over a year in the bottle. This fruit basket of peach, ripe gala apples and toasted nuts is singing a great tune. Creamy texture, full on the palate this wine really hits the spot.
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Six Pack $90

Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine reviews. He said...
"Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues...The nose is tightly bound, fresh and penetrating with intense aromas of gooseberries and fresh herbs, unfolding soft passionfruit notes... Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is tightly bound with a concentrated core of deep gooseberry and passionfruit flavours, entwined with tropical fruit notes... The wine carries to a long, lingering, dry-textured finish with gooseberry and passionfruit flavours. This is a tightly concentrated Sauvignon Blanc... "
How they have made a wine so good that costs so little is amazing. Everyone who has tried it to date has loved it. It has the intensity, class and depth of a wine in the $20 to $25 price bracket.
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Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Pinot Gris 2015


4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Yvonne Lorkin
4 Stars Raymond Chan

"What Steve and Eileen Voysey don’t know about growing grapes in Gisborne probably isn’t worth thinking about. They’re experts in gleaning every drop of excellence from their vineyards and this stonefruit-packed pinot gris is no exception. With nashi pear, quince and classic, baked apple and musky spice characters, it’s a little stunner. There’s also a squeak of fruit sweetness that adds extra flesh to the finish. Try sipping it with coconut crumbed tiger prawns with sweet chilli dipping sauce – outrageous. " Yvonnie Lorkin
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Waru Martinborough 2013 Pinot Gris


Here is a rare opportunity to buy a developed, super drinking, dry Pinot Gris at a superb price. Not to be missed by Pinot Gris lovers. It is a genuine cancelled export order.
4 Stars 17.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, under its original label. He said...
"Brilliant straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, lighter on edge. This has a fresh, bright, aromatic nose of stonefruits and pears with subtle tropical fruit and lifted exotic floral elements... Dry to taste...the palate features aromatic yellow stonefruit flavours with hints of honeysuckle and exotic fruits...The palate has vitality and balance and the flavours lead to a clear, crisp and dry finish. This is an elegant, crisp dry Pinot Gris with delicate exotic floral flavours...."
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Buy 12 Get 13 That's only $13.84bt
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Terrace Edge Liquid Geography Waipara Valley Riesling 2015


5 Stars Top Value and Top Wine,Wine NZ Magazine Spring 2016
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 Stars Wine Orbit

“This was a full lemon gold wine, was bright with an attractive nose, perfumed and scented said Simon. It was, he added, Elegant, delicate and refined, with citrus and good length.
Ant had pure citrus notes and great density of aromatics. It had a full rich palate and great balance. 'It has everything you look for in a good Riesling.'
There was creaming soda and a rich and velvety texture for Barry, who said this wine had a very enjoyable candy floss finish for the sweet toothed drinker.”

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Starborough Family Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016


New Release
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...

"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some depth, paler edged. This has an elegantly concentrated and finely poised nose with an array of fresh aromatics at the core, showing white and yellow stonefruits, nuances of exotic florals and rose-petals, along with suggestions of honeysuckle, fermentation esters and mineral elements. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is finely concentrated with aromatic white and yellow stonefruits lifted by exotic florals, rose-petal elements and complexing nutty and flinty nuances. The palate has depth...lacy acidity...a long and lingering finish of stonefruits and florals...Hand-picked Pinot Gris fruit..."
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Tyrrell's Special Aged Tawny


92 points James Halliday
"Special Aged Tawny is a blend of shiraz and grenache which has been aged for a minimum of five years in small oak barriques. It is showing medium amber/brown colours and is in brilliant condition. The raisin like nose is given more intensity by a slight spirit lift. The palate has rich fruit and good acid, which provides a well-balanced finish." Tyrrell’s describe this Aussie Classic well.
This wine has been a winner for many, many years. Now in a new bottle and looking every bit the part.
Sorry everyone, our title is a little misleading. By EU laws no Port style wine is allowed to be called Port. The Aussies now frequently call them Tawny's.
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Gift Boxed

Galway Pipe Grand Tawny 12 year


Best in Show Trophy 'Sweet Fortified International' Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014.
Gold NZ International Wine Competition 2013 2014 & 2015
Gold London International Wine Challenge 2015
Gold Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015
Double Gold San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
93/100 James Halliday Wine companion 2015,
he said...
"Excellent intensity. Sweet raisiny flavour, modest amount of rancio character, highlights of spice, orange, nuts. Acidity in good measure. Gold medal winner San Francisco Wine Show '13 and not a bad call."
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Three Bridges Botrytis Semillon 2013


5 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

"A gorgeous sweet wine that offers luscious sweetness and rich fruit intensity as well as balanced acidity, beautifully enhanced by marmalade, honey and dried apricot flavours. At its best: now to 2020. Feb 2015." Wine Orbit
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Palliser Estate ‘The Great Hector’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2013


5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 19.5/20
"The seventh in the ‘Great Dog’ series, named after the pure breed Labrador ‘Hector’ belonging to Hew Blair of Justerini & Brooks, Palliser Estate’s U.K. distributor. Hector lived to the ripe old age of 16 years. Eight casks selected and blended, the wine made from clones 115, 667 and 777 from the ‘East Base’ (Pencarrow) vineyard from vines planted in 1998 and 1999, indigenous yeast fermented with 25% whole clusters to 14.0% alc., the wine on skins 16-19 days and aged 16 months in 50% new French oak barriques. Dark ruby-red colour with a deep-heart, a little lighter on edge with youthful purple hues. This has a full and rounded nose with real volume and depth of ripe dark red and black berry fruits along with plush, sweet plum notes entwined with waves of violet perfumes, liquorice and exotic spices. Nuances of savoury whole bunch dried herbs and oak unfold adding complexing interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich, succulent and layered with flavours of ripe dark berry fruits, savoury and spicy plums, unfolding layers of liquorice and toasty oak. The fruit richness and soft lusciousness shows with great presence and is supported by considerable extraction, the tannins very refined and satin-like. This has a concentrated, fine-textured core and line that carries to a long, flavoursome finish of plums, spices and oak. This is a very rich, luscious and juicy Pinot Noir with spicy plum flavours, exotic oak, and considerable fine tannin structure. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 7-9+ years. 19.5/20 Dec 2014..."
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Tatty Bogler Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


Gold China World Wine Awards 2016
Silver Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...

"Deepish ruby-red colour. The bouquet is tight and well-packed with dark-red berry and black cherry fruit along with a fine thread of Thyme herb detail. Lovely ripeness with black berry and cherry fruit, sweet and lush, but still tight and to unfold... Excellent acidity and freshness with fine supple tannins, and a long finish with liquorice notes. The vitality and balance stand out here..."
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Alexandra Wine Company Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013


4 Stars Wine State
4 Stars Michael Cooper Wine Companion 2016.
He said...
"The 2013 vintage (4 Stars) was matured in French oak casks (30 per cent new). A fragrant, ruby-hued, mouthfilling red, it has ripe plum/spice flavours, a hint of dried herbs, and savoury, earthy notes adding complexity."
This vintage is up there with the very very best under this label. It is a stunner.
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2015


New Release
A wine that is much anticipated every year. One of the absolute bargain Hawkes Bay Syrah's is back. A beautiful fragrant nose classical in its intensity. A medium palate loaded with black berry, oriental spice and smooth chocolate. A baby in every sense with a long life ahead of it.
Not to be missed.
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Spade Oak ‘Heart of Gold’ Gisborne Syrah/Tempranillo 2013


18/20 4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...
"Full, dark, deep, ruby-red colour with black-purple hues... Medium-full bodied, full, soft and mellow layers of blackberry, violet floral, black pepper and Middle Eastern spice flavours form a richly packed palate. The mouthfeel is balanced by fine-grained, supple tannins and positive structure... The wine is bright and vibrant, leading to a long, lingering dry finish with spice and oak nuances. This is a soft and well-integrated and balanced Syrah blend with Tempranillo with spicy black fruits and supple tannins. Match with slow-cooked red meat dishes over the next 5-6 years. A blend of 50% Syrah and 5% Viognier with 45% Tempranillo from the ‘Spade Oak’ vineyard..."
This wine is an absolute dream if you like New Zealand Syrah. Three years in the bottle has made this little gem into a real ripper. Incredibly good.
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Henschke Hill of Grace Eden Valley Shiraz 2010


News Flash: 99/100 James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
96/100 Jeremy Oliver The Australian Wine Annual 2016
97/100 James Halliday Wine Companion 2016.
He said... of five spice, the tumble of flavours clipping through the palate at a steady pace before racing to meet on the finish; and there is a flourish of complex flavour and tannin is unleashed. Medium to full bodied but with a powerful persona; it's not a safe wine, it has some dare. Luxury is rarely so interesting."
"Mesmerising wine. Exotic. Blackcurrant, truffles, licorice, leather and a stemmy rendition
From one of the absolute Great vintages. Highly collectable; a secondary market international Superstar.
Extremely Limited Stock

Williams & Humbert Alegria Manzanilla


Trophy for Champion Fortified Wine & Gold Medal NZ International Wine Show 2016. They said...
"A brilliant dry Sherry with scintillating clarity, displaying lemon peel and almond characters with saline and iodine undertones. Finely textured, crisp and mouth-watering. A perfect aperitif."
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Chateau Bordeaux Superior Vircoulon 2012


Gold Concours Mondial De Bruxelles 2014
Medaille D'Argent Consours de Bordeaux 2014

This wine is fantastic value. Round and smooth, hints of leather and black current. A toasty nose with notes of cassis. Medium bodied, black currant and berry fruits with a background of nice balanced oak. Round, long, smooth and very approachable. Drinking well now and will continue for up 4 to 5 years.
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Box 1 The Barking Full Red Deal


6 Barking Mad 2014 Clare Valley Shiraz
3 Moana Park Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015
3 The Family Company Gisborne 2013 Syrah
Elsewhere up to $302.88

Box 2 Burgundy Kiwi Style


6 The Prospect Gisborne 2014 Chardonnay
6 Eradus Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015
Elsewhere up to $341.88

Box 3 Kiwi Classic reds


4 Eradus Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015
4 Moana Park Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2015
4 The Family Company Gisborne 2013 Syrah
Elsewhere up to $319.88

Box 4 Aromatic Gold


4 Forrest ‘The Doctors’ Marlborough Riesling 2015
4 The Family Company Gisborne 2013 Viognier
4 Johanneshof Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2015
Elsewhere up to $375.88

Box 5 A Superb Box


4 The Prospect Gisborne 2014 Chardonnay
4 Eradus Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Pinot Noir Marlborough 2015
4 The Family Company Gisborne 2013 Syrah
Elsewhere up to $335.88