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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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Beach House Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2013


At last the long awaited 2013.
From the Hawkes Bay region of Te Awanga, an area that has always delivered full flavoured, powerful Chardonnays. Beach House and Clearview instantly come to mind. Chris Harrison Beach House principal has been over delivering for years: Great quality wines that are very well priced and that over deliver. The 2013 Chardonnay is robust, powerful and young,it will great better and better and better.
"Fleshy with well-rounded ripe stonefruit flavours. Toasty and creamy notes adding complexity and good richness and harmony."
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Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012


Pure Gold Air NZ Wine Show 2013
18+/20 Raymond Chan's Wine reviews
He said...
"...Certified Bio Gro organic. Full, bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, pale on rim. The bouquet is very fine, intense and penetrating with aromas of cut grass, gooseberries and nettles, the aromatics tightly held, but releasing fresh herb and minerally notes with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tightly bound and elegantly presented flavours of gooseberries and subtle tropical fruit flavours are entwined with minerals, grass and green capsicums. The fruit is enlivened by fresh, mouth-watering acidity and the palate flows with youthful vitality, following a very fine, textural line leading to a brisk, concentrated and refined, dry finish. This is a fresh and lively, refined Sauvignon Blanc with grassy and gooseberry flavours...over the next 2+ years...Jun 2014..."
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Arriba Tempranillo 2012


4 ½ stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Ripe, full and flavoursome, this fabulous Spanish red is full of dark plum, blueberry, floral and nutty aromas. The palate is equally inviting with excellent fruit intensity. It's silky and long, and very tasty."
Metro Top 100 Wines for Winter, June 2014 edition
“I’ve spent 22 years in the wine industry searching for a bargain like this.” Steve Bennett MW
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Esloquehay Garnacha Vinas Viejas 2011


94/100 Guia Penin. Spain’s National Wine Guide
93/100 Falstaff Germany’s most important wine magazine
Gold Medal International Grenache Awards France
Absolutely outstanding wine
. The best Grenache I have ever tried. Think of a superb Rhone red. Complex, smooth, multi-layered and highly sophisticated. Not a hint of sweet raspberry jammy oak in sight; this is very serious wine. Made by Norrel Robertson MW.
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Ingoldby McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012


Trophy The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2013: Best Value
Gold McLaren Vale Wine Show 2013
Gold Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013
Gold The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2013

This favourite from Ingoldby has an enticing nose of dark summer berry compote and subtle melted chocolate. It is deep red in colour with purple hues. The palate is rich and round with purple fruits, spicy, peppery, plummy with good length of flavour and a smooth, lingering finish.Dense but supple tannins give it power and finesse.
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Beach House 2011 Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Malbec


Wine of the Week Viva NZ Herald
An outstanding effort from a difficult vintage. In fact we think it’s the best of the Beach house 2011 red releases
Black berry fruits, spicy oak and lovely palate weight. This wine is very like the 2008 & 2009 versions of this wine that were great bargains.

Nga Waka Martinborough Chardonnay 2013


Classic varietal Martinborough Chardonnay blended from three of Nga Waka’s Chardonnay vineyards. It has been super popular over the years. This one from a brilliant vintage really is extremely good
Pale green, gold in the glass. A rich, complex Martinborough Chardonnay showing intense ripe stone fruit flavours underpinned by subtle oak, malolactic and barrel fermentation characters.
Yummy now, will improve in the cellar for 3-5 years.
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Kirrihills Regional Selection Clare Valley Shiraz 2012


5 Stars Wine State
Gold Royal Queensland Wine Show
Gold Royal Adelaide Wine Show

"Lifted, spicy aromatics with subtle Blackberry notes and forest floor and hints of tapenade and subtle cedar oak lingering in the background. The palate is rich and textural. The fruit is abundant in blackberry, olive tapenade and cassis. There are rich fine grained tannins that support the palate and beautifully balanced acidity that props the wine up. Soft integrated French and American oak linger in the background. A bright and vibrant wine with many layers. This wine will age beautifully as well as being very approachable as a drink now wine". The winemaker sums it up beautifully.
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Kirrihills Single Vineyard Series Tullymore Clare Valley Shiraz 2010


Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2014
Trophy Best Dry Red & Gold Clare Wine Show 2013
Gold Hong Kong International Wine Show 2013
Gold Cairns Wine Show 2013
Gold Royal Perth Wine Show 2013
Gold Cowra Wine Show 2013
Gold Rutherglen Wine Show 2013
Gold Perth Wine Show 20142
93/100 James Halliday

"Very good fruit. Lovely spice and ripe berries with some soy sauce type characters. Elegant. Lovely fruit, nice oak and good tannins. A very long palate. A complex and elegant wine. It really sang with the food." Kym Milne MW Top 100 Judge
"This has a rich bouquet with plenty of berry fruit suggestions. Lots of medium plus oak. Sound flavours with a good balance between tannins and acid. Overall a very pleasing wine. Very very good with the food. The wine was just a little sweet again, but that’s not a criticism at all." Cameron Douglas MS Top 100 Judge
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Clyde Village 2009 Central Otago Pinot Noir


Savoury loaded with spiced plum, black cherry with hints of forest floor, delightful. Easily worth its full retail price an absolute steal at this price. Great now with years left in tank.
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Whitehaven Marlborough 2012 Chardonnay


Silver Medal New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
Our most popular in store Chardonnay. This is the wine we get by far the most requests for and return purchases from. It hits the jackpot in every sense. Medium to full bodied style, finely balanced acidity, a soft creamy texture and a complex array of fruit and savoury flavours that is carried on the long, clean finish.
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Gemtree Uncut McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012


Gold Mundus Vini 2014
93/100 Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
, he said
"This release hits the groove and rolls with it from start to finish. Cloves, plums, blackberry and chocolate. You know the drill, and know if it's your cuppa. Tannin rumbles through the finish. Length is good. This is a very good (indeed, excellent) release of this popular label... Drink: 2015-2025. "
One of our most popular Shiraz. The 2010 and 2011 flew. This one is a ripper.
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Western Terraces Hawkes Bay 2009 Chardonnay


Here is a chance to stock up. It won't last.We couldn't keep up with the demand for this Chardonnay in February, dozens flew out the door.
Barrel Fermented, lees stirred and aged to perfection.
Great Hawkes Bay vintage. Made by Hawkes Ridge Wines for export.
As good as any of the bargain Chardonnay's we have had over the last two years.
Limited quantities.
Superb drinking now, will cellar for 12 months.
Brilliant price. We have had a one off chance to help clear the warehouse on this wine. Stock up, once its gone there is no more.
Old School: Pineapple, buttery oak, smooth, lush, great acid balance.
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Schist Hills 2009 Central Otago Pinot Noir


4 Stars Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier, he said...
"The Schist Hills 2009 Pinot Noir is floral and pretty on the nose with ripe cherry and spiced oak suggestions. On the palate the medium plus concentration of fruit and texture gives this wine character and personality, but most importantly pinosity. A well-made and well-balanced wine."
First vintage from a new producer. They have a new label and it’s time for this one to go. Great drinking.
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Tarani Malbec 2012 Vin De Pays Du Comte Tolosan


Grand Gold Medal Concours International Wine des Vins a Lyon 2013
This is deep, intense, rich and juicy Malbec. From an outstanding French vintage this wine is laced with flavours of concentrated black fruit, milk chocolate and vanilla.
A super drink that will cellar very well.

This wine is up there with the South American versions. We often use the word steal....this wine is too highly qualified for that accolade.
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Buy 5 Get 6 That's $12.49 a Bottle
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The Barry Brothers Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


The Barry brothers next generation: Tom & Sam Barry
Gold Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013
Silver The Great Australian Red 2013

"Crushed mixed berry, lavender, touch of mint, gum leaf, light but sure tannin in a medium weight base. Youthful, energetic and playful. They say dogs look like their owners don't they? I hasten to add that this wine is no dog: it's a pup. Ruffle it. Drink it. I'd say a little cellar time will show further improvement too. Nice one." Gary Walsh The Wine Front September 2013 90+ Drink 2013 to 2018
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Beso di Vino Seleccion 2011


90/100 The Wine Advocate
90/100 Steven Tanzer

The Facts
Region/Wine Appellation: Carinena D.O. Spain.
Elevation: 500m
Grapes: 85% Syrah - Garnacha 15%.
Vine Age: 15 years old Syrah - 40 years old Garnacha.
Ageing: 3 months in French oak barrels.
The Tasting Note: "Black cherry and blueberry aromas lead to a dense, plush, savoury wine which finishes with no hard edges. It is shockingly good for the money. Grandes Vinos y Vinedos' collection is replete with stunning values". Wine Advocate
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Charcoal Gully 2008 Central Otago Gewurztraminer


"Looks like a petrol Station." Ok ugly label but the wine inside is extremely good. Spice, turkish delight, full rose petal, medium to full palate. This wine has benefited from aging and is drinking super well now. Drinking now and over the next year.
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Melness Waipara 2013 Riesling


Gold International Aromatic Show 2013
17.5+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews.
He said...
"Bright lemon-hued straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The nose is intense and deep with aromas of limes and citrus fruits infused with honey and minerals, along with the classical Waipara Valley exotic jasmine floral and tropical fruit nuances. Medium-dry to taste, concentrated flavours of citrus and exotic fruits form a fulsome palate. Layers of honey and a touch of burnished caramel add richness...racy acidity which carries the flavours. The bold mouthfeel and flavours carry through to a strong, robust finish. This is an exotically aromatic Riesling... An off-dry style fermented to 12.5% alc. Serve with mildly spicy Asian cuisine over the next 3-4+ years..."
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Bay & Barns East Coast Merlot 2013


A Bargain if we ever saw one.
From the outstanding 2013 vintage comes this lovely little red. Berry fruits, plums topped off with savoury intensity. A lush, fleshy quality that adds to its depth and character. This is what you get from a great year like 2013: super wines at great prices.
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Bay & Barns 2013 Marlborough Riesling


This wine might just have a Gold medal or two under another label. It is off dry. Lush and morish with a just right acid spine. Cellar it for a year or three or drink it now at this price. It is a ripper.
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Box 1 Spain


5 Arriba Tempranillo 2012
5 Corona de Aragon Old Vine Garnacha 2009
2 Esloquehay Garnacha Vinas Viejas 2011
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Box 2 Box of Red Bargains


3 Arriba Tempranillo 2012
3 Corona de Aragon Old Vine Garnacha 2009
3 Beach House 2011 Gimblett Road Cabernet Malbec
3 Ingoldby McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012
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Box 3 North, South & West Island


3 Wairau River ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012
3 Beach House Hawkes Bay 2013 Chardonnay
3 Beach House 2011 Gimblett Road Cabernet Malbec
3 Ingoldby McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012
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Box 4 From the Beach


6 Beach House Hawkes Bay 2013 Chardonnay
6 Beach House 2011 Gimblett Road Cabernet Malbec
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