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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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Twelfth Night Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013


4 Stars 17.5/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Full, even, dark ruby-red colour with a little garnet on the rim. The bouquet is soft and full, with a well-packed core of savoury dark-red berry fruit harmoniously interwoven with aromas of thyme herbs and some earthy and game-like detail showing the beginnings of secondary interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate is soft and fulsome with gently rich, savoury flavours of dark-red berry fruits...and nuances of game and earth. The fruit richness is balanced by plenty of fine-grained tannin structure providing good line and grip...a lingering, sustained finish. This is a fulsome, rich-fruited Pinot Noir with structure and grip, showing the beginnings of savoury, secondary earth and game notes. Serve with coq au vin and casseroles over the next 5-6 years..."
In Short: Full, ripe and lush with a lovely savoury note.
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Beach House Old School Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2014


Beach House's signature generosity style is to the fore here. A fantastic, some would say classic, Hawkes Bay blend with plenty of weight and presence; in an immediately attractive style. The wine soft, approachable and loaded with rich, choco-berry flavours. "A Superb Buy." Beach House winemaker Chris Harrison has producer another out and out winner.
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Moana Park 2016 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay


If you like the bigger, rounder style of Chardonnay you'll love this beauty. Full loaded in the peaches and cream style this wine has immediate appeal.
It will be great drinking over the next 18 to 24 months.
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Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


An 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 spectrum flavours. Super acid balance and a “we need another glass” factor.
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Case Price = $168

D’Arenberg McLaren Vale The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2015


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2016
Double Gold China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017
90 Points Qwine "

"The search of something with richness and interest doesn't need to blow a hole in the wallet. This Viognier Marsanne blend (58/ 42) ticks those boxes with ease. Four percent underwent wild fermentation and 14% of the Viognier saw old American and French oak. Fruit fires the shots here. Take a whiff and peach nectar fills the nose. Toasted nuts come later plus some honey tones. All flow to the palate which has a little spice for the ride home."
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Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Riesling 2014


Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
Pure Silver Medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015
Taste Magazine (NZ) Best Rieslings under $20.00

"Medium dry Riesling with good acidity and slightly green and edgy flavours that suggest lime, white flowers an granny smith apple."
Always a Primo Vino favourite this little beauty is a stunner. Drinking superbly now with a very long life ahead of it.
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Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


95 points 5 Stars Sam Kim Wine Orbit
95 points Tyson Stelzer Top 10 AU/NZ wines under $60

"Benchmark Menzies and quintessential Coonawarra cabernet of textbook varietal definition and exuberant, impeccably ripe appeal.
It’s lifted with rose petal fragrance and layered with juicy black- and redcurrants, set against a backdrop of tobacco, cigar box and
subtle dark chocolate oak. I love the acid poise and fine chalk mineral tannin texture of the finish - all hail the limestone terra rossa
of Coonawarra!"
Tyson Stelzer
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Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Barossa Shiraz 2013


"“The Octavius is a 53/47 mix of cooler Eden Valley shiraz and warmer Barossa Valley fruit, now just under 85 years of vine age…The aromatics show off its Eden Valley heritage, with fresh floral berry fruits and sweet dark cherries. The palate depth showcases the Barossa Valley, with dark, brooding chocolate, dark plum roundness and great concentration. The cool freshness of Eden Valley develops with the supporting acid and grainy tannin giving the wine structure for long term cellaring. The Octavius is all old vines with a big brooding nose of black cherry jam mixed with chocolate/coffee licorice with smoky, vanilla, floral. The attack is rich and smooth with savoury, licorice, black pepper, black cherry meaty notes flecked with orange peel, chocolate and plums... A lovely complex mix of fruit and tannin. No rush; this will cellar well through 2020 and beyond...Tasted: 17 May 2017.” Anthony Gismondi 93/100
This wine is an absolute ripper. It is Yalumba’s benchmark Shiraz in the same place Hill of Grace, Grange and the Dead Arm fill for their companies. Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine writer, broadcaster and hunter of terrior for over 35 years. He can be seen as the Canadian equal of Michael Cooper or Bob Campbell.
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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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Matahiwi Estate Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016


"This is a rich style of Chardonnay with the accent on strong fruit flavours. Ripe melon, nectarine and summer peach aromas abound with oak hints of cedar and spice and a long, full, yet soft finish. ideal matched with creamy pasta and white meat dishes. It is also delicious with seafood." The wineries comments are an excellent reflection on this wine. Is is drinking so,so well with many years ahead of it.
It is poised and sophiscated, with real power in a highly drinkable style. Not to big, not too light, it's just right.

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Otiake Central Otago Riesling 2012


A genuine Dry Riesling. Gran Smith apples; lemon and lime juice; racy acidity with more time in the gas tank.
If you enjoy this style of wine here is an opportunity you'd be crazy to miss.
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Williams & Humbert Walnut Brown: Medium Sweet Oloroso Sherry


Check the internet out for ratings: 5 Stars everywhere.
The colour is a dark mahogany, almost black. On the nose you detect notes of dried nuts and a faint aroma of raisins, muscatel and a hint of toasted sugar. On the palate it is smooth, velvety and creamy with flavours of dried nuts, dried peels and caramel.
This sweet oloroso sherry, great when chilled or even served with a block of ice. Made from a blend of Palomino, Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel, which is aged in a solera system for at least four years.
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Williams & Humbert Canasta Cream Sherry


2014 IWSC Silver
“On the nose it’s all on figs and raisins, with nice hints of dark chocolate and vanilla. Hints of Gianduja. Walnut cake. It also has the slightly peppery notes of a dry Oloroso and even a faint smoky note. Very smooth mouth feel . In fact the attack feels a little soft, but it picks up strength over time. Caramel sweets with nice crème brûlée notes. Hazelnuts again. Fades on Turkish coffee with a dark cocoa bitter touch....”
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Williams & Humbert Dry Sack Fino


"Aromas of sweet pear and green almonds. After a while it becomes more intense, with more hints of flor and olive brine. Nicely smooth and elegant, it never looses its fresh, fruity touch. There is a striking acidity at first (green apple, lemon juice), then more flor and yeast, as well as hints of sourdough. A little pear. Very light floral notes and a hint of green olive." -
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Williams & Humbert A Winters Tale


This sherry is slightly sweetened with Pedro Ximenez. Dark golden amber in colour, with aromas of dry fruits aged wood and notes of 'flor'. It is smooth, round and full bodied on the pallet, yet not too sweet. As The name suggests perfect vin this weather.
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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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Cosmos NV Methode Traditionelle


Rare & stunning packaging. Yvonne Lorkin wrote...
"All life begins with a bang," says winemaker John Thorpe on the back label of this fun, Gisborne-grown sparkler. It was aged for just over two years in bottle after tirage. Scented with soft lemon, breadcrust and yellow plum, it also boasts tangy citrus pith, nutty notes and creamy complexity on the finish."
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River Retreat NV Brut


4 Stars Wine State Annual Sparkling Wine 2014
Many wines with much bigger price tags didn't get this rating. This wine is a winner. It leaves many big names far behind.
Here we have the bargain of bargains in the bubbly department from the kings of value, Trentham Estate. This is a subtle, soft and creamy number that has stone fruits, citrus and dairy on the nose. The palate is light and breezy, with a touch of sweetness, a fine bubble, velvety mouthfeel, a gentle, smooth finish with a cleansing shot of citrus. It's a real bargain party starter!
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Two Sisters Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011


5 Stars 93/100 WineOrbit
Silver Outstanding, IWSC 2016

"From a single vineyard in the Lowburn district, grapes were hand harvest, whole bunch pressed and fermented using indigenous yeasts for this engaging pinot. Lifted aromas of red/black berry, game, mixed spice and subtle dried herbs lead to a silky-smooth palate that is filled with appealing fruit flavours as well as seductive savoury undertones. Rounded and flowing, elegantly structured by polished tannins. At its best: now to 2018..." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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Otiake Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


If you liked the Schist Hill's Pinot Noir a couple of years ago this wine might be perfect for you. It has lovely fruit expression and balance. A great blend of black and red cherries; smooth, sophisticated with depth and charm. A savoury complexity weaves it's way through the wine adding drinkability and character.
This wine is organically grown in the Waitaki Valley from a top Central Otago vintage. 2014 was a super Central Vintage and this wine shows that.
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Henschke Hill of Grace Eden Valley Shiraz 2010


I got to try this wine in March. It is one of the best wines I've ever tried. Truly outstanding. With the 2012 about to be released, this is the very last of the 2010
This is a true investment wine. Watch its value rise and rise and...
99/100 Top Shiraz James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
99 Points James Suckling
99 Points Parker’s Wine Advocate
98 Points Anthony Rose, Decanter
96 Points Campbell Mattinson, wine
96 Points Winestate
97/100 James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
96/100 Jeremy Oliver The Australian Wine Annual 2016

"From a very good vintage. The colour shows no sign of age, the bouquet and palate reminiscent of a Beethoven symphony, throbbing with power, its black fruits in a web of fine, ripe tannins, building inexorably to the last movement, constantly revisiting and rephrasing all that has gone before. Vino-lok."
From one of the absolute Great vintages. Highly collectable; a secondary market international Superstar.
You may wonder why the reviews are different. It means the wine has got better.
Comes in an individual wooden presentation box, with booklet. It has every bell & whistle.
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Henschke Barossa & Eden Valley Henry's Seven 2015


From the Excellent vintage 2015 this just released blend of 65% Shiraz, 20% Grenache, 10% Mataro, 5% Viognier will last 15+ years
Having recently tried a range of Henschke's wonderful wines this one stood out for its class, grace and extreme value. I instantly rated it higher than the Gold Medal 2014 which was super as well. This wine is smooth and enticing, long and powerful, simply lovely.
"Deep crimson with purple hues. Complex aromas of spiced plums, ripe raspberries and perfumed florals are complemented by savoury notes of crushed marjoram, beef stock, cracked black pepper and liquorice. On the palate, rich spiced plum flavours combine with ripe red berries, followed by a lift of black pepper and anise spice on the mid-palate; a soft and textural mouthfeel showing both depth and elegance, finishing with wonderfully fine, silky tannins." Henschke
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Haselgrove McLaren Vale First Cut Shiraz 2014


Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016
94 Points The Key Report September 2016
91 Points Australian Wine Showcase Awards 2016

"Bright and intensively aromatic, the nose sings of the vintage and variety. Fresh cute herbs and red berry fruits with subtle spice and complimentary charry oak. Fresh fruited with excellently balanced acidity and finely structured. This is a wine that will grow in stature as it ages."
“This has richness but is not flashy. A smooth journey reveals dark hints of delight along the way. Top value wine. “
– Tony Keys
A Big Hit at our Friday Tasting
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The Grinder Western Cape Pinotage 2014


88/100 Natalie MacLean
"Grape Grinder Pinotage 2014, from the Western Cape of South Africa, was an absolute revelation. A massive, muscular, intense and savoury red wine with an astounding aroma of coffee, it is a wine that sits up and demands attention." Wood on Wine
“Dark roast coffee, espresso but not sweet. This full-bodied, delicious red wine is made from South Africa's signature (and quite distinctive) Pinotage grape, a cross between Cinsault and Pinot Noir. This wine is dry, but it finishes with delicious flavours of dark chocolate.”
-Natalie MacLean
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Box 1 After Midnight


6 Moana Park 2016 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
6 Twelfth Night Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013
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Box 3 White Mischief


3 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
3 D'Arenberg McLaren Vale The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2015
3 Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough 2014 Riesling
3 Moana Park 2016 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
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Box 4 As Local As


3 Tin Cottage Marlborough 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Moana Park 2016 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
3 Twelfth Night Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013
3 Beach House Old School Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2014
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