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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.

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Vasse Felix Filius Margaret River Cabernet Merlot 2015


5 Stars 94 Pts James Halliday Halliday Wine Companion 2018
Silver New Zealand International Wine Show 2017

"It has all the hallmarks of the warmer part of Margaret River, flavour building relatively early and sustained throughout the length of the palate. Juicy cassis in the cornerstone, but there are notes of dried herbs, black olive and oak adding complexity and length. Screwcap. 14% alc. Rating 94. Drink to 2029."
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6 pac = $102.00

Vasse Felix Filius Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


95 points Huon Hooke
93 points Wine of the Week Toni Paterson MW

"Deep red/purple colour with a very attractive, clean and pure, fruit-driven aroma of cedar, tobacco, cassis and violets. It's medium to full-bodied and intense, with gentle tannins which are not too pervasive, and an overall impression of superb balance. The aftertaste is elegant and balanced and more-ish. A ripping cabernet." Huon Hooke
"An eminently satisfying, engaging wine with great depth, fruit purity and fragrance. Dark cherry flavours plus a hint of tamarillo. There is an endearing coolness to the wine, coupled with restrained power. Beautifully fine tannins. Fabulous value." Toni Paterson MW
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6 pac = $102.00

Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


96 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
97 Points David Prestipino WA Today
96 Points Max Allen
96 points The West Australian Wine Guide Ray Jordan
95 points James Suckling.

"Vasse Felix celebrated their 50th anniversary this year by releasing a sensational new 2013 cabernet malbec petit verdot blend made from the original vines and called Tom Cullity, after the vineyard's founder, fittingly priced at $160 a bottle. It makes the standard estate cabernet look like a snip at a mere $45: this is a stunning, fragrant, supremely age-worthy red wine with essence of mulberry fruit framed by bright, lively tannins and a long, deep, botanical finish." Max Allen
"Cabernet, like chardonnay has been a particular focus for Vasse Felix. This is a special wine from a special vintage. Elegance and refinement personified. Leafy floral notes on the nose. But it is the palate that really sings. It's relatively tight with a core of fine oak and firmish silky tannins, but there is sweet fleshy fruit held with focus that extends effortlessly to the finish." Ray Jordan
"This is so floral and fragrant with currant and blackberry character. Full to medium body, linear and edgy with a energy running through it. Firm and silky. Fine grain texture. Zingy finish. Dense. Wound ball of silk. Screw cap. Love now but will improve for decades." James Suckling
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Rufus Stone Heathcote 2013 Shiraz


Gold 95 Points Royal Melbourne Show
Gold - John Lehman (Daily Telegraph)
91 Points Gary Walsh (
93 Points Huon Hooke ( He said...

"Very deep dark red/ruby colour, rich ripe black fruit aromas, with subtle, deftly handled oak. The wine is full bodied and ample, with abundant tannin in good balance; long firm finish, with a minerally quality which lingers."
"This Heathcote beauty finds the sweet spot, combining generous dark fruits with savoury excellence. Worth every cent of the $25 price tag."
John Lehman
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Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV


5 Stars Top 10 Cuisine Champagne Tasting 2016 & 2017
Trophy Best Champion NZ International Wine Show 2016

"The Ayala Champagne house (which is owned by Bollinger) has been hitting its straps over recent years. This release has terrific drive and life, with apple and fresh linen aromas and a lingering persistence in the mouth. As with all fine Champagne, it manages to be both imposing and elegant." Cuisine 2017
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Champange Bollinger Special CuvČe NV


The Fact Sheet from Bollinger:
The Bollinger style: density and subtlety
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
The Wine: Special CuvČe is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for 5 to 15 years.
Maturation: cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Dosage: moderate, 8 to 9 grams per liter.
Our View: iconic Champagne known for its powerful style and sophistication. A Legend in its own time.
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Comes with Gift Box

Vilarnau NV Brut Reserva


Best Spanish Sparkling Wine ń Vilarnau NV Vilarnau Brut Reserva
Regional Champions 2017
Best Cava ń Vilarnau NV Vilarnau Brut Reserva

This wine is an absolute stunner. It has the grace, power beautifully balanced charm of Top Champagne for a fraction of the price. If you like any dry Sparkling you'll love this delightful charmer. For Dry Prosecco fans this Sparkling is an absolute must.
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Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2016


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2017. They said...
"Concentrated, almost luscious, with pear drop, beeswax and flower blossom aromas and orange curd infusing the tropical fruit taste with underlying flint fresh apple acidity."
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Pretty Paddock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


Gold Marlborough Wine Show 2016
18+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 stars (93/100) Wine Orbit.
They said...
"Precise and pristine, this fabulously aromatic sauvignon shows feijoa, grapefruit, lime zest and herbaceous characters on the nose. The palate is intensely flavoured and vibrant, and offers excellent fruit weight and power, wonderfully structured by bright acidity. Classically expressed and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2019."
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Beach House Stoney Beach Gravels Hawkes Bay 2017 Riesling


Trophy & Gold Best Riesling 2017 NZ International Wine Show
This wine is a repeat offender also. Each year for many this wines star has shone.
Chris Harrison, Beach House's owner and winemaker, has been a fan of Rielsing for years, especially in this style. He has modelled his on the German Spatlese model: think the Forrest Doctor's Riesling.
An extremely morish style loaded with tropical fruit yet not high in alcohol: this one is 9.5%. Brilliant balance.
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Stonecutter Martinborough Syren Pinot Noir 2013


Seriously good Martinborough Pinot Noir from a small producer who has just sold their holdings. Never been shown, but if it had.....
This is a super Martinborough Pinot Noir with the classic balance of silky tannins, dark berry fruit and a lovely savoury edge. Already 4 years old from the best vintage in decades it is a real winner.
It will cellar for a year or two more. Reserve Pinot Noir at the Wow Wow Price.
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Konrad Estate Marlborough 'Single Vineyard' 2016 Sauvignon Blanc


Trophy best Sauvignon Blanc & Gold Medal Bragato Wine Competition 2017
Gold NZ Organic Wine Awards 2017

This is a Classicial built Sauvignon Blanc. All class and style. Racy, intense and flavoursome. It is loaded with tropical fruit and ripe capsicum under scored by a high class herbacous undercurrent.
This is one of the classiest Sauvignon Blancs on the market currently. It just starting to reach its peak and has a very long life ahead of it. Highly recommended.
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Kahurangi Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014


4 Stars 18/20 4 StarsRaymond Chan Wine Reviews.
Pure Silver Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014.

"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with light, pale-golden hues, pale on rim. The nose is soft and gently voluminous with good depth of rose-petal florals harmoniously presented with aroma of musk and root ginger, unfolding nuances of mineral, honeysuckle and creaming soda...Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features gently luscious flavours of tropical fruits, Turkish Delight, musk and honeysuckle. The wine is up-front and creamy in texture, with soft acidity adding to the richness and lusciousness...This is a rich, lush, smooth-textured off-dry Gewurztraminer with up-front exotic flavours..."
Since this review the wine has really started to show ts class in the bottle. It has bloomed into a full on Gewurztraminer: lush, loaded with lychee and Turkish Delight, creamy and delightful. A must for Gewurz lovers.
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The Grinder Pinotage 2015


Best of the Best Trophy New World Wine Awards Korea Wine & Spirit Awards 2017
Coffee Pinotage Trophy The 2016 Michelangelo International Wine Awards
Trophy for the Most Popular Wine on Show 2016 Shanghai International Wine & Spirits Festival

"The 2015 vintage shows the expected mocha and coffee notes but the
palate is juicy and complex with loads of berry, candied cherries and spice.
The finish is generous and long."
The winery
This wine is an excellent example of the 'Coffee Style of Pinotage': Rich, full, lush and generous.
The General press have said...
"A real serious bad boy wine!" Huffington Post
"Wow, The future of Pinotage Vino 100
An Incredible wine"
"Like catnip for wine consumers" Chris Bryant,
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Large Wooden Cellar Boxes


These fit nearly (about 97% of bottle shapes and sizes) They are a brilliant economical, verstile and eco-friendly way to store wine.
Each Box takes 12 bottles.
Instore pick up all at the 5+ price
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The Big Top California Chardonnay 2015


A real crowd pleaser, as are so many of the California Chardonnay’s. This one we feel has a little more class to it. Power and passion wrapped into one.
Its palate is clean, pure and fruit driven. Pineapple and mango fruit with a creamy soft mouth feel; it is bright and morish. It is a very user friendly wine and its parts are in balance.
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Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


An Amazing Wine, Brilliant Value. From the 2016, a great time to stock up with the 2017 wines on the way.
A old favourite is back in outstanding form. 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.
Loaded with intense passionfruit, lime and red capsicum flavours. Super acid balance and a we need another glass factor.
One of our best Sellers ever.
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Mills Reef 'Bespoke' Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc 2015


5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18.5/20. He said...
"Even, dark ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, lighter edged. This has a subtly full and voluminous nose with very refined aromatic expression, showing fragrant redcurrants with nuances of blackcurrants. The nose unfolds a little nutty oak detail. This is elegant and beautifully aromatic. Medium-bodied, the palate is refined and elegantly presented with sweetly rich and juicy redcurrant fruit flavours entwined with blackcurrant fruit notes. The fruit is fragrant and focussed, unveiling a little dark herb and nutty oak interest. The tannins are very fine-grained, lending a velvety structure and mouthfeel, and the acidity is balanced and integrated, but lends good freshness. The wine flows easily to an elegant, lingering finish. This is a beautifully elegant and fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc blend with sweet redcurrant fruit with subtle currant and herb detail on a smooth, fine-textured palate. Serve with lamb and beef dishes and Mediterranean fare over the next 5-7 years. A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Cabernet Franc from the ‘Mere Road’ vineyard, vines 20 y.o., hand-picked and fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine spending 15 days on skins post ferment and aged 13 months in 68% French and 32% American oak, of which 39% was new..."
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec


Trophy Best Cabernet Blend at the 2017 Hawkes Bay Wine Show. For the third year in a row.
To show how serious this wine is two of the other Gold Medal Winners were the Mills Reef Elspeth 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon & Trinity Hill 2015 'The Gimblett'
Be impressed as this wine certainly is. Great to see its new labelling with the both Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc mentioned in dispatches.
Intense and full with lots of great Cabernet characters: chocolate, dark berry, tobacco come to mind; wrapped in a well bodied frame with super tannin integration.
One for now or the cellar ths wine really is a winner.
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D'Arenberg McLaren Vale The Footbolt Shiraz 2015


Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
91 Pts Steve Leszczynski QWine
91 Pts Peter Chapman Toowoomba Chronicle
90 Pts Gary Walsh The Wine Front.

"Good solid regional Shiraz. Black fruits, cut flowers and polished leather ,aniseed and briar. Full bodied, good density and chew to the thick tannin, a core of black fruits, dark chocolate on a pretty long finish. Rock solid. " Gary Walsh The Wine Front
"There's plenty of oomph. Black fruit, dark chocolate, licorice and tilled black earth. Sift a little deeper and there's some prettier fruit in the form of blueberries. A consistent plummy drive motors along in this medium to full bodied red aimed to satisfy. Drink now to ten years." Steve Leszczynski QWine
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D'Arenberg McLaren Vale D'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache 2013


Gold New World Wine Awards 2016
Gold China Wine & Spirit Awards Best Value 2017
Best Value Buys Winestate July/August 2017
93 Pts Ray Jordan The West Australian
Best Buy Wines Under $20 Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine March 2016. They said...

"I just checked: 10 years ago, when d'Arenberg released the 2003 d'Arry's, its recommended retail price was $20. Today, on the d'Arenberg website, the winery is selling the current vintage for $18. So it is cheaper now - both in dollar terms and, as economists say, "in real terms" - than it was a decade ago. It's incomprehensible, because the wine's as delicious as ever - a classic, earthy, dense, sinewy McLaren Vale 'Burgundy'. An utter bargain."
"From a very good vintage offering super value for such a wine. Has to be one of the better wines from this highly distinguished line. Leafy lift on the nose with typical earthy, dusty rose-petal aromas. The palate is generous and controlled, with lovely long, grainy tannins supporting the finish."
Ray Jordan
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D’Arenberg McLaren Vale The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


Gold Medal Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016
Best Value Buys Winestate
92 Pts Nick Stock
93 Pts Ray Jordan The West Australian. He said...

"One of the best on this excellent line of cabernets from these guys. Savoury and black fruits... tweak the rest. Superb little value-for money cabernet from this great name in McLaren Vale. Has a leafy blackcurrant aroma with a little cedary savoury oak. It's balanced with super fruit concentration and light dusty tannin in support. A wine that's made for drinking over the next few years."
"Very ripe with currant and coffee aromas that follow through to a full body, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Remains tight and focused. Needs two or three years to soften."
Nick Stock
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D’Arenberg McLaren Vale The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2016


Viognier 72%; Marsanne 28%
94 Points Tony Keys The Key Report. He said...

"Attractive green gold colour, a sexy musk nose, full ripe and rich but with enough acid to keep it all in check."
"Shows distinct Viognier aromas - orange blossom and apricot - but tamed by Marsanne's citrus and touch of acidity. A very attractive, complex bouquet, honey and spices, toasted nuts. The palate is rich and unctuous, soft and silky textured with sweet fruit galore lifted by a well-managed hint of residual sugar. It's well-balanced and a real crowdpleaser. Amazing value."
Huon Hooke, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine
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Box 1 Aromatic Dance


5 Pretty Paddock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
4 Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2016
3 Kahurangi Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014
Elsewhere up to $263.88

Box 2 Vasse Felix Filius


6 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Merlot 2015
6 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Elsewhere up to $359.88

Box 3 The Great Aussie Red Pac


5 Rufus Stone Heathcote 2013 Shiraz
4 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Merlot 2015
3 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Elsewhere up to $374.88

Box 4 Vasse The Whole Deal


5 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Merlot 2015
4 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
3 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Elsewhere up to $419.88

Box 5 Summer White Party Pac


5 Pretty Paddock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
4 Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2016
3 Kahurangi Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014
Elsewhere up to $263.88