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Current wine special offers

Good Templar 2015 Marlborough Pinot Noir


New Release. Great Label
It is very hard to get high quality, super value for money Pinot Noir. With Marlborough becoming a very much go to region for Pinot Noir it is both a surprise and great to find a wine that does just that. Brilliant value and so little money for a smooth, berry encrusted Pinot Noir that has a real element of style.
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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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Yalumba Paradox Barossa Shiraz 2013


New Release
An inky, crimson wine. Aromas are complex - full of mixed spice and crushed black pepper, violets and fennel with hints of blueberries. The palate is like layers of velvet with great structure and flavours reminiscent of satsuma plums, olives, black pepper and anise. Finishing savoury it is driven by fine powdery tannins. A great match with ... Pumpkin & mushroom risotto with truffle & roasted beetroot or grilled lamb back strap with chimichurri & roasted potatoes or dark chocolate cake with poached sour cherries & fresh cream.
Third vintage of this stunning wine. Both the 2010 & 2012 received high praise from James Halliday and received Gold Medals. In our opinion this one is up there with those wines in terms of class and quality.
$39.99 in Australia
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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

The Family Company Gisborne 2013 Syrah


This Syrah has a black peppery nose, a heart of rich fruit, and a finish that you cannot say no to.
2013 also presented the best Syrah fruit in 5 years which was hand plunged daily for 5 weeks then oak-aged in French and American barrels for 18 months.
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Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2013


5 Stars Top 10 Best Buy Cuisine Magazine June 2015
94/100 Dan Murphy's Tasting Panel
4 1/2 Stars 91/100 James Halliday
92/100 Bob Campbell MW
92 points Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
90/100 Huon Hooke

"Bold, big, traditional Yalumba shiraz - rustic and full with muscular tannin, but a suppleness that says 'nectar'. Like bigger red wines? Go here for sure. Drink 2015 - 2022." Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, 14 May 2015
"A saturated and sumptuous palate of blackcurrant, plum, licorice and cedar. A wine to bring a smile to the face of those who love big, rich Australian Shiraz." Dan Murphy's Tasting Panel
"This is a copybook Australian shiraz to serve with richer pasta dishes, perhaps gnocchi with a roasted tomato sauce. An appetising nose of dark fruit, flowers and spice leads into a fleshy mouthful of lovely flow, intensity and gentle persistence." Cuisine Magazine June 2015
"It has a deep, bright young colour and an attractive berry, spice, violet bouquet, while the palate is very intense and focused, with lively but balanced grip and a vitality that will ensure it lasts. It punches above its station." Huon Hooke
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Abai Tedelo Garnacha 2012


90/100 Wine Orbit
"This is impressively ripe and plush with fragrant aromas of dark plum, cherry, game and roasted nuts. The palate is beautifully weighted and silky with excellent fruit richness, well supported by supple tannins."
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Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ Gisborne Pinot Gris 2015


4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit
Every year this wine is a ripper, in our opinion the best of the Spade Oak Voysey range. Huge appeal, huge drinkability and a down right super buy.
Fresh with lovely flavours of pears, stonefruits and honeysuckle
. Medium dry and medium bodied, beautifully balanced frame.
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Más Buscados Castilla La Mancha Tempranillo Petit Verdot 2013


A succulent, juicy red bursting with ripe blackberry and spice character. Tempranillo 95%, Petit Verdot 5% from low yielding, un-irrigated vineyards made using extended cool maceration and creating a delicious half way house between a robust Spanish red and new-world juicy-fruit wine. Aged 9 months in 60% American, 30% French, 10% Hungarian oak to soften tannins and enhance smoky complexity. Criminally drinkable, its vibrant fruit driven style and easy balance make for the perfect anytime red. Ideal with gently spiced winter stews, charcuterie and rice dishes.
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Thomas Cooper Celebration Ale Six Pac


Coopers Dark Ale Six Pac


Coopers Sparking Ale Six Pac


Coopers Pale Ale Six Pac


Thomas Cooper Artisan Reserve Pilsner Six Pac


Palliser Estate Martinborough Chardonnay 2015


5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18.5+/20. He said...
"Bright, even, light lemon-yellow colour with slight green hues. The nose is elegantly concentrated with tight aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, along with citrus fruits, entwined with flinty less and reductive complexities, and fine, nutty oak and lifted aromatics. This is refined in expression. Medium-bodied, the palate is softly concentrated with flavours of white and yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with gentle nutty elements, oak toast and nuances of flinty minerals. The mouthfeel shows barrel-ferment creaminess, balanced by a line of ripe acidity. The wine flows with good energy, the concentrated, rounded core carrying to a long, creamy, nutty finish. This is an elegant and softly concentrated Chardonnay with harmonious layers of stonefruit, nuts and flint and a creamy mouthfeel. Match with poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Clone 15, 548 and 95 fruit, fully barrel-fermented, 84% by indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 8 months on lees in 24% new oak, with approx. one-third MLF. 18.5+/20 Mar 2016"
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Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012


18.5/20 5 stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...
"Brilliant, light golden-yellow colour with straw hues, paler on edge. The nose is softly full and voluminous with harmoniously integrated layers of ripe yellow stonefruits melded with nutty oak and lemon curd MLF, unfolding creamy barrel-ferment and complexing oxidative detail with aeration. Medium-full bodied, rich and luscious flavours of ripe and juicy stonefruits are the feature on palate. An array of complexing nuances unfold, showing nutty oak, butterscotch, lemon curd and creamy barrel ferment characters. The mouthfeel is rich and smooth flowing with some alcohol power driving the palate. Soft, ripe acidity adds to the roundness, and the wine carries through to a long, lingering, elegantly dry finish. This is a rich, up-front, creamy Chardonnay with layers of stonefruits, nuts and butterscotch flavours. Match with poultry, pork and veal over the next 4 years. Fruit from Sonoma County, from sites in Carneros, Chalk Hill, lower Sonoma Valley and Alexander Valley, the wine 77% barrel-fermented to 14.5% alc., and aged 7 months in 40% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and 100% MLF."
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Omaka Falveys Marlborough Chardonnay 2014


This Chardonnay is consistently super wine. Always full, lush and layered with tropical fruit. It is one of the best value finds around.
Wine of The Week Canvas NZ Herald Yvonne Lorkin
17.5+/20 4 stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

"Punchy, peachy characters are pressed between layers of pineapple and cinnamon on toast. Nicely balanced and boasting a hint of creaminess, this is a nicely crafted chardonnay which really over-delivers for the price. Omaka translates to "where the springs flow", and if this effort from winemaker Ian Marchant is any indication, it's also where good talent flows, too." Yvonne Lorkin
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Crab Farm Esk Valley Chardonnay 2014


This wine is like its sister wine the Merlot, an absolute ripper. A steal in every sense. If you liked the Pukeora Estate Chardonnay 2014 you'll love this. Another fantastic 2014 Hawkes Bay charmer.
"The fruit for our Chardonnay comes from the home block at Crab Farm. The wine has strong aromatics of white peach and perfectly balanced lingering flavours of grapefruit. A great accompaniment to poultry and fish dishes."
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Misty Cove Signature Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015


This wine is very youthful and is emerging as a real charmer nearly a year after vintage. Like the 2014 it is a late bloomer but the wait has been worthwhile. It is classical Sauvignon Blanc with an intensity and charm that seems to be growing on every tasting. This wine will be a real star over the next 18 month.
At this price stock up big time.
41/2 Stars Wine Orbit
"It's youthful and beautifully lifted on the nose displaying grapefruit, nectarine, lemongrass and lime zest characters. Classically expressed and immediately appealing, at its best now to 2018." Sam Kim Wine Orbit
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Ana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2015 They said...
"Passionfruit and gooseberry aromas are veiled with lime, the lime much bolder in the classically herbaceous palate with apples, flint and a dry fume' finish."
This wine is the little sister to the Eradus Sauvignon Blanc. It won't disappoint. Serious Sauvignon Blanc for so little.
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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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Case of 6 = $78.00

Misha’s Vineyard The Gallery Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2013


94/100 5 Stars Wine Orbit
5 Stars Cameron Douglas MS
95/100 5 stars Bob Campbell MW

“All fermented in older oak barrels to promote a richer texture and greater complexity. The result is a serious Gewurztraminer with intense floral/rose petal and spice/ginger/anise characters. Effectively dry with a lingering finish. Great food wine.” Bob Campbell MW
"Gentle and charming, exotic and alluring this is a Gewurz' that easily ticks all the boxes of its variety in the bouquet, but what I really like is the soft and gentle unfurling nature of the bouquet; lightly spiced white fleshed fruits, a cushion of white flowers and a crisp mineral water layer (Central Otagoness). On the palate just off dry bordering medium with a crisp layer of acidity; lots of white fruit flavours with a twist of citrus; lovely balance and medium length.
I could drink this wine all day long.”
Cameron Douglas, MS
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Mills Reef Reserve Gisborne Gewurztraminer 2013


From the famous 'P' Patuhahi vineyard in Gisborne. This wine has started to blossom in the bottle. It has grown into a full, lush and wonderfully textured Gewurz that is super drinking. A real steal at this price.
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 17.5+/20. He said...
"Bright, even straw-yellow colour with light golden hues... The nose is full and soft with harmoniously entwined aromas of creaming soda, rose-petal florals, Turkish Delight and musk, unfolding to reveal a firm core of root ginger notes. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features an elegantly concentrated heart of rose-petal florals, creaming soda, honey and musk, and restrained root ginger elements....This is an elegantly concentrated, taut, medium-dry Gewurztraminer with slippery flow of rose-petal, creaming soda and ginger flavours..."
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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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Champagne Beaumet NV


House Champagne at the Ritz
4 1/2 Stars Number 3 Best Buy Cuisine 2015
The most consistent best value NV

5 Stars in 2014; 4 1/2 Stars in 2013; 5 Stars 2012
Champagne outgunning it rivals easily.
Stylish, great presentation.
'Popular in London clubs, Beaumet’s good-value NV Champagne has white flower, citrus, brioche and marmitey richness running through a soft palate of good texture, length and dry finish. A crowd-pleaser with that little bit extra." Cuisine 2015
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Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV


Michael Cooper Super Classic Status
97/100 Bob Campbell
95/100 & 5 stars Cameron Douglas
5 stars Michael Cooper
93/100 Nick Stock
Trophy Best Sparkling Wine Air NZ Wine Show 2015

"A brilliantly composed sparkling wine; it's harmonious and engaging with notes of macaroon, stone fruit and floral." Air NZ Wine show Judges
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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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Discovery Point Martinborough Pinot Noir 2014


Wine of the Week The New Zealand Herald VIVA Jo Burzynska
4.5 star Wine Orbit
4 stars Raymond Chan Wine reviews

“A collaboration between respected winemaker Rod McDonald and local Master of Wine Stephen Bennett, this is one of the most complex Pinot’s available at its price. Its dense black cherry fruit is joined by notes of smoke and spice supported by some structuring tannins.” Jo Burzynska, Viva.
“A richly savoury rendition, the complex bouquet shows dark cherry, smoked meat, clove and violet characters with nuances of leather and dried herbs. The palate delivers excellent fruit weight and fine texture, wonderfully supported by plenty of polished tannins..." Sam Kim
“Soft and rich with succulent flavours...The mouthfeel is very harmonious with soft and supple tannin extraction and integrated acidity contributing to the smooth flow. Red florals, earth and spice nuances blossom as the wine leads to a seamless, lingering finish.” Raymond Chan
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Supper Club Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


This is a super full, rich, loaded with black cherry and dark fruit Pinot Noir. Its savoury full palate has intensity and charm. Great drinking now, and will improve over the next 12 to 18 months. Superb value.
4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"The wine shows lovely mix of ripe berry and plum flavours with nuances of clove and nutmeg. It is juicy and brightly flavoured on the palate, showing attractive fruit purity backed by fine tannins. Very smooth and lingering, and pleasingly dry. At its best: now to 2019.."
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Malbec 2014


Wine of the Week Canvas NZ Herald Yvonne Lorkin June 2016
"2014 was a slightly cooler in the Gravels than 2013, and that's good for blended reds like this. They're more likely to retain elegance, freshness and that all-important fragrance-factor. There's a lift of dried herb, blackberry and classic sweet tobacco, cocoa and violet notes into the warming, meaty mouthfeel.
Sip with: smoked venison salami."
Yvonne Lorkin
Every vintage of this wine seems to hit the high life with Gold Medals; top reviews and Best Buy recommendations flowing with many words of praise. This wine is a very worthy successor.
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Lime Rock Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013


New Release
From the outstanding 2013 this wine is deep, rich, loaded with savoury juice plum and dark berry fruit.
The 2009 version of this wine was excellent; the 2010 very good. This, the latest version might be the best yet. It will cellar for years and years. It is an absolute bargain.
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Crab Farm Esk Valley Shingle Pit Merlot 2013


We recently went to a trade tasting with lots of wines from a wide variety of producers. Many of the wines were medalled; highly reviewed and or trophy winners. There were some surprises, none more than this wine and the Chardonnay from the same producer. A stunning drop; an incredible price! This wine is delightful. Load with savoury style a bundle of class and a huge amount of drinkability. It ticks all the boxes.
"The lush dense palate is soft and youthful with ripe red fruits. Aromas of rich plum, cassis and hints of tobacco carry through. A great wine matched with lamb and beef dishes. The Merlot grapes come from the Shingle Pit vineyard located in the Esk Valley."
Elsewhere up to $22.99

Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2012


Exceptional Vintage 60th Anniversary Vintage
98/100 James Halliday. Higher than the 2010 Hills of Grace on 97/100
97/100 Wine Advocate Lisa Perrotti Brown
97/100 Ray Jordon Weekend West

“A special occasion wine is befitting of the 60th vintage of this masterpiece. Deep crimson, this wine has wonderful fragrant aromas of black berry fruits, spice and plum. With a strong and concentrated palate of dark fruit and spice, it has a long, textured finish and is everything you would expect from a Henschke wine.” Ben Malouf Daily Telegraph
Elsewhere up to $199.99

Stock Very Limited. Comes in a Presentation Box

Box 1 Spain for Real Times 2


6 Abai Tedelo Garnacha 2012
6 Más Buscados Castilla La Mancha Tempranillo Petit Verdot 2013
Elsewhere up to $257.88

Box 2 Real Funky White Night


8 Spade Oak Voysey 2015 Gisborne Pinot Gris
4 The Family Company Gisborne 2013 Viognier
Elsewhere up to $299.88

Box 3 Real Shiraz Syrah Shiraz


5 Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2013
4 The Family Company Gisborne 2013 Syrah
3 Yalumba Paradox Northern Barossa Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $344.88

Box 4 Real Bargain Red


4 Good Templar 2015 Marlborough Pinot Noir
4 Abai Tedelo Garnacha 2012
4 Más Buscados Castilla La Mancha Tempranillo Petit Verdot 2013
Elsewhere up to $263.88

Box 5 Real Pinot & More Real Pinot


6 Spade Oak Voysey 2015 Gisborne Pinot Gris
6 Good Templar 2015 Marlborough Pinot Noir
Elsewhere up to $281.88