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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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Toi Toi Marlborough Reserve Chardonnay 2012


Gold Medal Sydney Top 100 2014
Gold Spiegelau Wine Competition 2014
5 Stars TIZ Wine
4 Stars Peter Saunders

A super wine currently that will cellar while over the next 18 to 30 months. It is drinking beautifully and is classic Marlborough. It sparkles in the glass with a clear, bright golden hue . A smokey aromatic nose has notes of slate with an exciting palate of white stone fruits, lemon citrus, spice and oak wisps with loads of freshness.
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Cognoscenti 2013 Gisborne Chardonnay


This Chardonnay is taking the industry by storm. Every retailer that has had it has sold out in days. Once you try it you can see why.
It is easily the best value for money Chardonnay we've tried in a very long time. Made by winemaking and viticulture students at The Waimata Technical Institute in Gisborne this wine has had a very good reputation for many years. This is the best yet, the very best. The focus for this Chardonnay is on producing a top class wine making a profit is secondary. It is a classic, tropical fruit, nutty, creamy notes with all those back for more ingredients.
It has all the bells and whistles: handpicked fruit, whole bunch pressed and aged for ten months in French oak. These parts produce a wine of class, style, depth and lushness rarely seen at this price point. Pair it with creamy fish or seafood dishes. Or just savour it on its own.
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Sea Level Home Block Nelson Pinot Gris 2014


Trophy Best Pinot Gris Air NZ Wine Show 2014
Gold Royal Easter Show 2015
Pure Gold Air NZ Wine Show 2014
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2014
Gold International Aromatic 2014

"It's concentrated and finely textured, well supported by complex pear, Asian spice and floral aromas." Air NZ
The best Pinot Gris of it generation no doubt. If is smells a medal it grabs Gold. A huge favourite returns
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Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2013


Trophy Best of Show International East Meets West Wine Challenge
Trophy Best of East meets West International East Meets West Wine Challenge
Trophy Best of Class International East Meets West Wine Challenge
GOLD International East Meets West Wine Challenge
GOLD China Wines & Spirits Awards
Pure Silver Air NZ Wine Awards
Silver Korean Wine Challenge
Silver San Francisco
Do we have to say anymore?
Classic Marlborough from a Classic year.
The palate is full and vibrant. Fresh nettle, gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours abound and linger on the long, clean acid finish.
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Trentham Estate River Retreat 2013 Shiraz


Gold Medal 95/100 Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2014
There were sixteen Gold Medals including The Jim Watson Trophy winning S C Pannell Adelaide Hill Shiraz with 98 Pts; two wines received 97 pts; three, 96 pts. Then came 10 wines with 95pts. The River Retreat was Number 1 of those wines, which included the 2013 Rosemount Balmoral Syrah; St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2013 and Moppity Reserve 2013 Shiraz. It was a class of top guns with a very clear bargain at Number 1.
"Deep red, purple in colour with aromas of dark berries and chocolate; flavours of dark cherry and plum are fleshy and long. The balance of sweet fruit, subtle oak and soft tannins make this wine silky smooth and delicious." Trentham Estate, have described the wine beautifully.
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2013


Silver Medal Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2014
Beach House make the best Cabernet Franc in the business.
The 2013 is a ripper. A wine to enjoy now, plus two or three years in the cellar will reap massive rewards.
"The nose exhibits brambly fruits, dark chocolate and mixed spice with a hint of lifted toasty oak. A rich, bold entry onto the palate gives way to a wash of dark fruits and spice. This is a big and bold wine with ripe full tannins that will give the wine longevity well into the next 10+ years. A fine example of the high level of intensity the Cabernet Franc variety can bring on our Gimblett Gravels site. Cabernet Franc is one of Chief Winemaker Chris Harrison’s favourite varieties and he believes that this particular vintage of Cabernet Franc stands out as one of the greats." Beach House website.
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Coopers Creek SV Metals & Gravels Merlot Malbec 2013


Trophy & Gold Royal Easter Show 2015
A deep purple, red with bright flashes in the glass. This wine screams Bordeaux. The Merlot side of course: the Left Bank. It has a lovely mix of black berry fruits, subtle oak and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied wine with great balance and finesse. It is a fine red with soft, round tannins, and a fruit focus that adds real class length. Simply look at the price and you know you have a bargain.
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Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014


5 Stars 18.5/20. Raymond Chan's Wine Reviews. He said...
"Bright straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. This has an attractive aromatic nose with tightly bound and finely expressed gooseberry fruit with subtle passionfruit and tropical fruit notes, lifted by white florals, revealing nuances of smoke and flint. The nose has a refreshing steeliness. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, elegant and refined flavours of gooseberries, tropical fruits, lime and herbs show with a delicate juiciness and succulence. White floral and minerally, flinty detail add a layer of interest. The mouthfeel has a fine core and is dry in textural flow, with piquant acidity lending lively poise and steely cut. This is very well-balanced and harmonious, and the wine flows to a tight, mouthwatering, long lingering finish. This is an elegant and refined, tightly bound Sauvignon Blanc with aromatic fruit and a crisp, dry, thirst-quenching mouthfeel. Serve as an aperitif, with salads and vegetables and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit primarily from the ‘Palliser’ and ‘East Base’ vineyards cool-fermented, partially with indigenous yeast to 13.0% alc. and 4.3 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees."
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Palliser Estate Martinborough Riesling 2013


This wine sold out in a flash pre-Christmas. One sip will tell you why.
"It is one of Martinborough's top white wines. At its best, it's a truly exciting mouthful." Michael Cooper in his 'Classic Wines of New Zealand'. The 2013 vintage, shows this is at its best.
"The bouquet is very delicate with pure and subtly entwined aromas of white florals limes, apples and minerals, the aromatics building in intensity whilst retaining finesse. Off-dry to taste, tightly bound and gracefully lively flavours of limes and white florals form a concentrated palate line. The mouthfeel is very fine-featured and poised with soft, quenching acidity in support of the delicate fruit. This has clarity and definition, and the flavours lead to a very long, crisp and nuanced finish. This is a beautifully refined, delicate and mouthwatering off-dry Riesling that will develop greater richness and complexity over the next 5-6 years."
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Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2012


95 points James Halliday; he said...
"Appropriate quality and character given the vintage. Robust blackcurrant, redcurrant and eucalypt flavours with blackberry and clove notes in support. Filigreed tannin. Assured length. Quite enough oomph. There is nothing here not to like. Drink to 2028." Campbell Mattinson, James Halliday Wine Companion 2015
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The Family Gisborne 2013 Viognier


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

This wine is stylish and full. A fruit salad of peach, pear and apricot flavours mixed with a touch of oatmeal; a pinch of spice. Full bodied yet very well balanced. One of the best we’ve tried from this variety for a very long time.
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Kuru Kuru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013


Pure Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014, they said...
"Brightly flavoured and elegantly expressed, a charming wine showing cherries and plums with a silky finish."
"Carefully blended from 3 sites in the Alexandra, Pisa and Bendigo sub regions of Central Otago, Pinot Noir 2013 is a masterpiece expression of Central Otago. Displaying both elegant red fruits from Alexandra and more structured darker berry fruits from the 2 warmer sites. There is also milk chocolate, spice and beautifully ripe tannins with a long finish."
Tarras Wines, Kuru Kuru makers
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Curious SE Australia Shiraz 2013


91/100 41/2 Stars Wine Orbit...
"It's impressively ripe and fragrant on the nose displaying black/blueberry, dark plum, vanilla and cocoa aromas. The palate is succulent and sumptuous with velvety texture and intense fruit flavours, leading to a super-silky finish. A real crowd-pleaser. At its best: now to 2020..."
Juicy, full and charming Shiraz at this price point is hard to find. This wine hits the spot in every way. Close your eyes take a sip and you'll think $20++++.
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Basilisk Central Victoria Shiraz Mourvedre 2013


Gold 2014 Victorian Wine Show
Gold 2014 Cowra Wine Show
Silver 2014 Royal QLD Wine Show
Silver 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Silver Royal Sydney Wine Show 2015

We are all aware what a great vintage 2013 was in New Zealand; Australia was also blessed by the same brilliant conditions.
A rich, bright and full palate with elegant and supple tannins. Inspired by the wines of the Rhone it is a super charged blend of cool-climate spicy Shiraz combined with mild climate full-bodied Shiraz. This is balanced with the savouriness of Mourvedre. A bold wine exhibiting aromas and flavours of blackberry and spice, with a rich and full palate. French oak, real character and those magic ingredients of a super vintage have produced a stunner.
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Yalumba The Cigar 2012


Great New Release
Yalumba Coonawarra Estate ‘The Menzies’ vineyard is in the heart of the Coonawarra terra rossa country. ‘The Cigar’ is Yalumba’s newest wine released from ‘The Menzies’ vineyard. This wine is named after the unique Cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil. The wine’s palate shows a warmer vintage and opens with cassis and ripe cherries. There are layers of plum and cherry fruit en-twined with middle weight tannins giving a lengthy savoury textured finish.
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Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Rosé 2014


This is a little charmer full of super ripe fruit and a burst of summer.
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said..."Pale ruby rosé colour with some depth and light purple on rim. The nose is fresh with voluminous aromas of dark cherry fruit with nuances of savoury strawberries and cream, along with a little confectionary lift and minerally lees. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features positive raspberry and cream fruit flavours alongside bitter cherry notes, lifted by confectionary elements. The fruit and sweetness fills the palate, enhanced by a slippery, racy acid mouthfeel. The wine follows a fine textural line that carries through to a crisp, lusciously juicy, slippery finish with savoury raspberry notes. This is a crisp, slippery, mouthwatering Tempranillo rosé with savoury raspberries and cream flavours. Serve with antipasto and tapas over the next 2 years. 100% Tempranillo spending 3 days on skins and fermented to 12.5% alc. and 8.4 g/L RS, the wine spending one month on lees."
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Alpha Domus AD The Aviator 2010


5 Stars Potential Classic Michael Coopers Wine Companion 2015
Will all the talk of the brilliant 2013 vintage now they are on release. It is easy to forget how good the 2010s were and are. This wine is made in only the very very best years. Michael Cooper says...
"...this is a blend of classic Bordeaux varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. matured 19 months in French oak barriques (60% new) The 2010 is deep in colour. Very rich, it is crammed with blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, with a hint of liquorice, and finely textured, silky tannins."
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Palliser Estate 2009 Methode Traditionnelle


Excellent Year in; year out. Palliser describe this wine beautifully...
"Made in the traditional methode, our Methode Traditionnelle is matured for two years on yeast lees before bottling. This time allows autolysis of the yeast, giving nutty, toasty aromas and characters. Citrus fruits characters and hints of peaches can be seen from the Chardonnay portion of the blend, while the Pinot Noir gives richness and depth. Fine bubbles will indicate the pedigree of our Methodes. A wine for celebrations and any time." 51% Pinot Noir, 49% Chardonnay.
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Grant Burge Meshach 1995


96 Jeremy Oliver
92 James Halliday,

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Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 1994


93 Jeremy Oliver
91 James Halliday

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Tatachilla Foundation Shiraz 1996


91 Wine Enthusiast
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Grant Burge Filsell Shiraz 2003


94 Jeremy Oliver
91 Stephan Tanzer

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Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz 1998


96 Robert Parker
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Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz 1996


97 Wine Enthusiast
94 James Halliday

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Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 1996


98 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
96 Jeremy Oliver

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Mt Langi Ghiran Shiraz 1997


92 James Halliday
91 Robert Parker

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St Hallet Old Block Shiraz 1995


91 Wine Spectator
90 James Halliday

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Tatachilla Foundation Shiraz 1997


94 James Halliday 94
90 Wine Spectator

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Orlando Lawsons Padthaway Shiraz 1993


91 James Halliday
90 Jeremy Oliver

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Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz 1995


95 James Halliday
95 Jeremy Oliver

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Palliser Estate Martinborough Chardonnay 2013


Gold Medal Six Nations 2014
5 stars 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan's Wine Reviews
5 stars Wine Orbit
5 stars Bob Campbell MW Gourmet Traveller Wine
5 Stars Michael Cooper

"Deliciously pure, fruit focused Chardonnay with appealing peach, nectarine and mango fruit flavours supported by subtle, savoury bran biscuit and hazelnut characters. A silken-textured wine that's a pleasure to drink." 96/100 5 Stars Bob Campbell
"A celebration of rich, ripe fruit flavours, it is gently seasoned with oak, producing a delicious wine with subtle winemaking input and concentrated varietal flavours. The powerful 2013 is clearly a top vintage. Still very youthful it is fresh, weighty and rich, with ripe, stone fruit flavours, showing excellent concentration, hints of apricots, butter, cream and toast adding complexity, and a long, finely textured finish." Michael Cooper
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Spade Oak Voysey Gisborne Chardonnay 2012


Wine of the Week John Hawkesby Canvas NZ Herald
4 Stars Raymond Chan's Wine Reviews
Steve Voysey was the man responsible for the Saints Chardonnay and Montana O Gisborne Chardonnays when they were absolute stars. Spade Oak is his label and he has continued that proud tradition. We've all heard how good the 2013 vintage was here is more proof.
A ripe tropical nose showing yellow stonefruits, custard and toasted nuts is followed by a smooth, silky and citrusy palate. There is a nice creamy, mealy thread running through the wine and spicy peach and nectarine flavours flowing through to the finish. It has its best ahead of it, drinking now until the summer of 2017/2018.
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Hunters Marlborough Chardonnay 2013


When Michael Cooper first produced his list of Classic New Zealand Wines, this wine was on it (as was the Palliser). Over the years it has won a stack of Gold Medals, the 2011 and 2012 both received this honour. However it is in the really top vintages like 2013 that this wine is an absolute star. In a tasting of several 2013 newly released Chardonnay this wine was a star in terms of quality; when its price was revealed we were astounded.
This wine has a major accolade or three in its future we predict.
Silver International Cool Climate Wine Show 2014
“Clean, uncluttered style, oak used as a condiment which allows the fruit to speak and it does this well. A nicely tasty wine showing depth and vitality in fine condition, dry and very food-friendly. Chardonnay in no hurry, perhaps best 2015 but with plenty of fine drinking after that.” Peter Saunders, Independent Wine Writer
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The Super Sauvignon Blanc Case Deal


6 each of the Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 & Fernridge Marlborough 2013. For Only $167.88
The Whitehaven is Multi Gold & Trophy and is usually $25.99 per bottle; The Fernridge 4 1/2 Star & Wine State recommended; it sells for $18.99
Six of each only $167.88

Supper Club Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014


41/2 Stars Wine Orbit
4 Stars Raymond Chan's Wine Reviews.
He said...
"Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on rim. The nose is very fresh, tightly held with penetrating aromas of pungent passionfruit...This is pure and mouthwatering...attractively aromatic and pungent passionfruit flavours show alongside nettles, grassy notes and gooseberry fruit, forming a good core with depth and linearity...The flavours carry through to a long, dry finish with passionfruit notes. This is an elegant, intense, passionfruity Sauvignon Blanc with soft grainy texture...Fruit from Dillons Point and 20 yo. vines on Rapaura Road..."
One of the 2014 Bargains. Lovely wine at a super price.
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Fern Ridge Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013


4 1/2 stars 91/100 Wine Orbit
4 Stars Wine State

Great packaging; super tasting; full lush and lovely Sauvignon Blanc just coming into its own. Lots of tropical fruit; a great minerally spine and balance.
Designed for the Export market; this wine has become available locally. Their loss; your gain.
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Dozen = $127.80

Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Pinot Gris 2014


4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...
"...Moderately deep straw-yellow colour with some blush, lighter on rim. The nose is soft and gentle with good volume of ripe yellow stonefruits, pears and honey, lifted with spice notes and yellow florals, revealing a steely freshness at the core. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, gently rich and luscious flavours of yellow stonefruits and pears form a good core, the flavours unfolding exotic spices and honey elements. The fruit expression has restraint. but is enlivened by fresh acidity, and the wine flows easily along a delicately textured line. The mouthfeel is balanced and harmonious, and the wine carries to a long and sustained, aromatic finish. This is a fresh, gently rich, aromatic, medium-dry Pinot Gris with balance and linearity. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine over the next 2-3+ years."
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The Family Gisborne 2013 Gewurztraminer


Everyone who has tasted this wine has loved it. Including us. Throughout February Gewurz lovers have tried it and commented on how lovely it is.
We asked for a deal and got one on this lush, full, bright and stunning wine. Think Dennis Irvins Matawhero Gewurz's or some of Nick Nobilos, Johanneshof and Forrest are others that come to mind. Turkish delight, lychees, intensity and body, charm and a term of never used before when it comes to wine, charisma.
Best in Class & Gold Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2014
Silver Aromatic Wine Show 2014

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Waipara Hills Waipara 2014 Riesling


Best Buy Number 1 Cuisine Riesling Tasting 2015
"This is a spectacular example of New Zealand riesling. It’s like a soaring comet of pure fruit flavours, a wine of such freshness and clarity it almost doesn’t seem like wine at all. Citrus and red apple flavours are balanced by a touch of flint; the acidity is juicy and crunchy. “It has beautiful length and breadth,” noted James Rowan. “And it travels so elegantly across the palate.” This medium-dry style would be a great partner for seared scallops served with a dollop of wasabi mayonnaise."
This is super wine. Great classical sweet & sour balance with an explosion of citrus sorbet. A stunner.
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Alexandra Wine Company Davishon Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011


Pure Gold Air New Zealand Wine Competition 2013
Blue Gold Sydney International Wine Competition 2014

"Cherry red in colour. Raspberry, sour cherry and aniseed. Lovely velvety tannins with red fruits, chocolate and some mint. It was a lovely wine and it was also a good match with the food as the resulting spice with this pairing was lovely." Meg Brodtmann MW Top 100 Judge
"Ripe nose. Good concentration. Vanilla new oak notes complement the intense and dense with well-balanced fruit. A modern new world style with very ripe black berry fruit and spicy oak complexity. Good concentration and intensity. Fine tannins but grippy. Moderate length. The tannins soften slightly with the food." Xenia Irwin MW Top 100 Judge
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Ballasalla Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012


4 Stars Wine State, they said...
"Mouthfilling, ruby hued, single-vineyard red from Bendigo. Scented, slightly spicy bouquet, leading into a sweet-fruited, savoury and supple wine with cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing good complexity. Priced right. (From Folding Hill Vineyard) $29.95." Wine State Recent Releases Tasting 2014.
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Akarua Rua 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir


Gold Easter Show 2015
Bright cherry in colour. It is typically Central Otago with a core of juicy red berry and black cherry fruit. A nose highlighted by bright, lifted cherry aroma’s with lifted floral and violet notes.
On the palate juicy red fruits, soft tannins complement the savoury highlights and the finish is long and bright. Enjoy over the next two years.
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Whitehaven Hidden Barrel Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012


Another Marlborough Pinot Noir that shows just how good Marlborough can be as a region.
Intense, fine and long are the hallmarks on the palate of this wine. Lots of blackberry fruit; smooth lush tannins and a long satisfying finish complete the picture. Drinking superbly now with up to three years of great drinking ahead.
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2013


Always a huge hit at Primo Vino year in and year out. This one might just be the best yet. One of the undisputed value reds at a 2013 Gimblett Gravels barrel tasting held in Auckland in recent times. With super neighbours such as Mills Reef, Stonecroft and Craggy Range we know they this wine comes from the area that produces some of the best of the best from the Syrah grape. Their free draining vineyard is set up with close spaced vines. Beach House is known for its full lush spicy Hawkes Bay Syrah, it has hit the jackpot again. This wine has intense flavours of pepper, prune and blueberries; smooth, lush and morish. It should age very well.
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E & E Black Pepper Shiraz 1994


93 Wine Enthusiast
90 Robert Parker

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Eileen Hardy Shiraz 1996


96 Jeremy Oliver
94 James Halliday
93 Wine Enthusiast

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Grant Burge Barossa Old Vine Filsell Shiraz 2007


94 James Halliday
93 Jeremy Oliver

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Trentham Estate Family Reserve Heathcote 2010 Shiraz


Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2015
"Pretty ripe berries. Fresh blackberry and a little bit of shortbread oak. Wonderful control length and structure and freshness. Plenty of tight tense length and good black fruit." Rob Geddes MW Top 100 Judge
"Spice and fruit. Very ripe with some liquorice characters. Dense. A big chunky red. Berry and liquorice with a slightly tarry finish. Very rich and full. A very long powerful wine. Better with time." Kim Crawford MW Top 100 Judge
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Jim Barry The Barry Brothers Shiraz Cabernet 2013


Trophy for Best Shiraz Cabernet Royal Queensland Wine Show 2014
Top Gold 97pts Royal Queensland Wine Show 2014
Trophy for Best Shiraz Cabernet Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2014 (Finalist for The Jimmy Watson Trophy)
Top Gold 96pts Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2014

“a wealth of juicy and rich blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, cosseted by warm vanillin oak." 91 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion
70% Shiraz, 30% Cabernet. This wine is dark in colour with a deep purple hue. A welcoming nose demonstrates vibrant notes of blackcurrant, violets, vanilla, raspberry and mint. Juicy plum and raspberry fruit are tightly woven with notes of espresso, dark chocolate, liquorice and cassis. The palate is built on chocolaty tannins providing a well-rounded, lingering finish. This wine is ready to enjoy now but will drink to 2017.
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This wine is being marketed by a small number of New Zealand Wine Retailers. It is not the vintage represented on most shelves. It is a one off; wonderful bargain.

Mt Monster Limestone Coast Shiraz 2012


Trophy Best Value Dry Red Wine Sydney Top 100 2014
Blue Gold & Top 100 Sydney Top 100 2014
Silver San Francisco International Wine Show 2013
Silver China Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
Silver Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

"A dark brick red colour. A restrained nose of black fruits and stewed plum aromas. The palate showing exceptional rich black fruit flavours, with length and weight. The lovely ripe fruit flavours really came to the fore with the food." Ken Dobler Top 100 Judge
"Savoury meaty notes of early development. Some ripe cassis notes. Rich and fuller bodied. Lovely oak fruit balance. Good intensity, complexity and concentration drive into a great length. Ripe rich and lovely." Xenia Irwin MW Top 100 Judge
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Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004


Robert Parker rated the vintage 95/100
2004 was the best vintage for a decade in Valdepenas and along with 2001/2010 the equal best vintage in Spain for 15 years.
“Exceptional value for a wine aged 10 years! … with leather, cherry and strawberry jam, tobacco, vanilla, white pepper, dried flowers and cigar layered with fine sweet spice. The fruit is sweet in the mouth and similar strawberry, leather, baking spice and pipe tobacco appear on the palate. Great balance, very good persistence and a silly price for this wine. Grab it now.”
“Amazing prices for wines that spend extended time in barrel and aging. Enjoy these as an everyday wine with your meal.”
“This is a wine to buy by the case, and it won’t need any time in your cellar to reach its full potential.”
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Torre Del Falasco DOC Bardolino 2012


This wine is marked by its violet and blackcurrant nose, shy, persistent smooth palate and long aftertaste. Classically Italian and highly drinkable.
In terms of palate weight think merlot, fuller Pinot Noir or medium bodied Syrah.
Bardolino is the style of wine grown closest to Lake Garda. Corvina and Rondinella grapes are used in this wine and grown in the micro climate of the East side of Lake Garda, Italy. These grapes are the same as used in Valpolicella.
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Don Aldo Tempranillo Barrica 2012


Great packaging. A clearance deal on a lovely little Tempranillo. Lots of ripe fruit, spicy intensity and depth. A classic spice lifted finish with that tangy intensity that Tempranillo is known for.
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Box 1 Red It Save $84.00


4 Curious Shiraz 2013
4 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2013
4 Basilisk Central Victoria 2013 Shiraz Mourvedre
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4 Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
4 Toi Toi Reserve Chardonnay 2012
4 Palliser Estate Martinborough Riesling 2013
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2 Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
2 Toi Toi Reserve Chardonnay 2012
2 Palliser Estate Martinborough Riesling 2013
2 Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Rosé 2014
2 Kuru Kuru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013
2 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2013
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3 Whitehaven Marlborough 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Toi Toi Reserve Chardonnay 2012
3 Palliser Estate Martinborough Riesling 2013
3 The Family Gisborne 2013 Viognier
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8 Toi Toi Reserve Chardonnay 2012
4 Kuru Kuru Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013
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