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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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Finca Constancia Parcela 23 Tempranillo 2015


Double Gold Medal Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2016
".. Previous vintages of this wine have taken out the No.1 position in Cuisine magazine and numerous gold medals here in NZ and of course further abroad. Made in a rich and ripe style, it is deep and powerful with big fruits and gorgeous structure. Finca Constancia is owned by the famous sherry house of González Byass and the vineyard is situated not far from Toledo.The winery says... "Made from a selection of the finest Tempranillo grapes from Parcel 23 of the Finca Constancia vineyard, this intense cherry-red wine has been aged in French and American oak barrels that add soft vanilla tones to its abundant fleshy fruit flavours. Full-bodied?and harmonious with great structure and length. Finca Constancia is divided into 70 parcels of land, which are harvested and vinified separately, so that wines are fully traceable and can be produced from a single plot. Finca Constancia Parcela 23 is a single-variety wine (100% Tempranillo), from a parcel of land specially selected because it produces the best Tempranillo, with the most fruit and the best structure. It has undergone malolactic fermentaion in new French and American oak barrels for 6 months. It is a deep cherry-red, with a purple rim. On the nose, Tempranillo grapes and pronounced red fruit, with spice from the cask. On the palate, powerful, flavoursome and well-structured."Vino Fino
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Fromm Spätlese Marlborough Riesling 2016


92 points James Suckling. He said...
"A very handy wine that plays the reductive game well. Plenty of fresh apple and lime fruits. Off-dry, long and refreshing. Drink now."
"This wine is light bodied, low in alcohol and floral in flavour with a sweet taste that’s balanced by its high acidity. The naturally high acid of Riesling cuts through all the rich flavours, leaving you with a refreshingly, crisp and seemingly off dry finish. This is a wine that drinks beautifully now, lightly chilled, as an after work glass or even at lunch time on a non working day."
Joelle Thomson
"An energetic yet focussed Riesling, our 2016 Spätlese expresses alluring flinty aromas supported by hints of granny smith apples, lime zest and orange blossom florals. The palate is generous and juicy, however it’s the wine’s precise structure that defines it. A sweet, aperitif style Riesling with tasty fruit acidity that leaves the palate cleansed after each mouthful." -The Winery
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Te Taha Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015


A Genuine Export Label that didn't hit the UK. Made by Larry McKenna, the Master of Martinborough Pinot Noir and his Escarpment Winery. This was destine for M & S Marks & Spencer.
This wine very much on savoury side. It is well balanced with a long smooth finish. Spice elements on the mid palate with dark berry and red cherry characters.
With the ability to age for two to three years and its super fit with food this wine has characters that set it aside from many others at its price point.
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Yalumba Eden Valley 2015 Viognier


Blue Gold & Top 100 Sydney International Wine Competition 2017
93pts Halliday Wine Companion Jul-17 Yalumba SG Viognier 2015
92pts & Editors’ Choice Wine Enthusist. They said...

"Yalumba's Eden Valley Viognier bottling rivals the brand's Virgilius bottling in varietal expression, even if it's not as ripe or rich. Gingery spice and floral notes bring a dimension of complexity without oak, and the wine's fruit remains citrusy, fresh and focused through the long finish."
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Cottier Estate Gladstone ‘Emily’ Chardonnay 2016


Over the years we have discovered the occasional gem of a wine often where you last expect it. In the 2016 we have the best example of this wine yet.
Peachy ripe; full and intense; lush and lovely. Great now with three of four years cellaring in the future. Its a winner.
From the winery: The fruit for this wine was harvested from our own vineyard at Dakins Road, Gladstone. After an excellent growing season, the wine was processed by traditional means, to finally display good complexity fullness and balance. As is our traditional, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the acidity and impart the creamy texture and fullness on the palate. Coloured pale gold and giving hints of peaches, citrus this wine will surely please the connoisseur of Chardonnay varietal wines.
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Antinori Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore DOCG 2015


Simply Lovely new release Chianti. Smooth with a powerful yet elegant finish. Polished and extremely classy.
"Ruby red in color with purple highlights, the wine offers spicy aromas along with notes of red fruit which recall cherries. The palate is fragrant and is endowed with a texture of supple tannins. The finish and aftertaste bring back the notes of red fruit first felt on the nose."
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Mondillo Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015


Gold Royal Easter Wine Show 2017
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2026
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 Stars 95/100 Gourmet Traveller Wine
Potential Classic Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide
Bob Campbell MW 95/100. He said...

“Appealing scented wine with ripe plum and dark cherry flavours together with a seasoning of spices including wild thyme and anise. An attractively textural Pinot Noir - silken with good weight. A wine with a strong Central Otago and Bendigo signature."
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-Domain Road 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
-Maimai Creek 2015 Chardonnay
-Maimai Creek Right Bank Merlot Malbec 2013
-Mt Monster Shiraz 2015
-Mt Monster Cabernet 2014
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Maimai Creek 2015 Hawkes Bay Chardonnay


Another Great example of a highly drinkable, extremely well made and super well bodied Chardonnay at a fantastic price. Oak, melon, pineapple and oakmeal intensity are words that all spring to mind.
This is in the style that has made such a comeback over the last three or four years. Quality Chardonnay at a very little price.
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Maimai Creek 2013 Hawkes Bay Right Bank


This is a quality 2013 from a superb vintage. It's name Right Bank refers to the right bank of the Gironde River in Bordeaux where Merlot is predominantly grown.
It is full, lush and focussed. It palate is plush and stylish. Developing nicely yet with many years to go. A touch of Cabernet Franc in the Blend has added complexity and style, palate interest and depth.
Now is the Maimai time, not only is it drinking wonderfully; it has up to another 4 to 6 years left in it. And the price
Made by sustainable wine making practices.
Merlot 95% Cabernet Franc 5%
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Mt Monster Padthaway Shiraz 2015


Gold 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards
Silver 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver 2016 Decanter Asia Wine Awards
Silver 2016 BTI World Wine Championships

"Deep purple in colour. Ripe blackberry and plum fruits on the nose with floral notes. Varietal fruit-driven palate, with cherry/berry fruit and spice flavours. Soft tannins complement the fruit with mouth-filling generous finish." The Winery
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Mt. Monster Cabernet 2014


Double Gold 2015 China Wine & Spirit Awards
Gold 2015 BTI World Wine Championships - Best Buys
Silver 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition

"Deep purple in colour. Classic aromas of lifted blackcurrant, blackberry and mint on the nose. Flavours follow through of sweet berry-fruit accented by fresh muddled mint. Elegant, structured palate with big velvety tannins." The Winery
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Domain Road Central Otago 2015 Sauvignon Blanc


5 stars & No 3 Cuisine'Top 10' New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Silver medal 2017 International Wine and Spirits Show (UK)
4.5 stars, 93 pts Bob Campbell MW
4 Stars 18-/20 Raymond Chans Wine Reviews

"This is a fascinating expression. It has depth, calmness and flows with a creamy ease. The fruit is holding well, with fresh herbal dabs (sage, sweet hay) offsetting a settled harmonious core. Soft acidity and a touch of oak give it roundness. A delicious wine that would be an excellent summer aperitif."
Drinking beautifully at the moment. Rounded and full, with bundles of charm and delighful balance. A little different - yes; better for it - maybe. Sauvignon Blanc with a little bit of age can sometime be a revelation. This is one such wine.
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Wrights Reserve Gisborne Chardonnay 2015


5 Stars Cuisine 2017 Chardonnay Tasting. They said...
"Organically grown by Geoff and Nicola Wright, the founders and proprietors of this Gisborne label, this chardonnay excited the panel. It’s an exuberant, big style, offering lifted, smoky, struck match notes and what John Belsham described as “creamy, spicy, warm ripe fruit”. Try it alongside a leek and feta tart."
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Beach House Selection Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2016


Silver Hawkes Bay Wine Show 2017
4 Stars Michael Cooper's Wine Companion 2018.

"Enjoyable young, the 2016 vintage was hand-harvested from four sites...barrel-fermented and given a full, softening malolactic fermentation. Bright, light lemon/green with a fragrant, slightly buttery bouquet. It is weighty with rich peachy flavours, showing good complexity and a creamy-smooth finish. Drink now or cellar."
Year after year this super wine is an absolute winner. The 2016 is no exception. In fact it might be one of the very best yet. Bright citrus fruit, mealy complexity and wonderfully approachable very early, it has the ability to age for a very long time. 2016 was a super Hawkes Bay vintage and it shows in this wine.
When we first tasted this wine with the Beach House Reserve Chardonnays: The Levels and The Track from 2016 we were impressed with its quality, it was right up there with the big brothers that sell for over $30.00. This wine is extremely classy and will reward cellaring.
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Ten Sisters Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


Gold Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition
4 stars and ‘Best Value Buy’ Wine State

"90 points: Roasted herb and saline notes add some complexity to the lush pear, peach and citrus flavors. Shows terrific intensity on the finish, where a hint of matcha green tea comes in.”
Wine Spectator
An internationally acclaimed local Sauvignon Blanc whose local profile is no where near what it should be. This is a little treat. We have the very last of the super good 2016. Introduce yourself to a star in the making.
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Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017


New Vintage
Classical Marlborough with great passionfruit and capsicum characters racy acidity with a real morish element.
The perfect beach, BBQ, party wine.
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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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Vilarnau NV Brut Reserva


Best Spanish Sparkling Wine The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships
Regional Champions 2017
Best Cava The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

This wine is an absolute stunner. It has the grace, power and 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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Pirramimma Eight Carat Sparkling Shiraz NV


Gold Medal NZ International Wine Show 2015
Gold AWC Vienna 2015 International Wine Challenge
Gold AWC Vienna 2016 International Wine Challenge

Made by Pirrimamma this is a little beauty.
"Perfumed with heady framboise and full of raspberry and cherry with hints of mocha, chocolate, cake spice and pepper, its luscious yet is quiveringly dry." NZIWS
Back and beautiful. One of the best balanced and lovely Sparkling Shiraz' out there. No heavy Shiraz in a bottle here. All class and balance.
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Coal Pit Tiwha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015


94/100 Five Stars Decanter Top NZ Wine
5 Stars Peter Saunders
5 Stars Wine Orbit
18/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

"Haunting aromas. Floral, vivid summer berry fruit with stemmy hints. The palate confirms this as properly sexy Pinot – a rare thing of beauty: elegant, fine, persistent and complex. Beautiful with brie-style cheese or pan-fried duck breast. Drink 2018-2026."
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The Obsidian “The Mayor” 2013


Gold NZ International Wine Show
Gold Spiegelau Wine Show 2015
Gold Bragato Wione Awards 2015
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars WineOrbit

“Mainly cabernet franc with small amounts of petit verdot and malbec from a top vintage. Rich, mellow, concentrated and approachable red with dark berry, liquorice, hot asphalt and spicy oak flavours. A serious complex red that will age well but is a delight to drink right now” Bob Campbell MW
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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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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.
91 Pts Peter Chapman Toowomba Chronicle.

"One of the winemaker's true and trusted friends that has attracted a legion of followers. The latest drop is once again a full flavoured easy drinking red representing excellent value for money." 2015 was an outstanding vintage in South Australia. This wine has all the great hallmarks of both its vintage and it’s maker: robust, full, highly cellar-worthy and down right unbelievable value.
"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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Beresford Bell Tower McLaren Vale Shiraz 2013


Gold Sydney International Wine Competition 2015
Gold McLaren Vale Wine Show 2015
Gold Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2015

Ten years ago we wrote:
"This is super wine. Rich and smooth with spicy dark fruits and plum, backed up by subtle mocha oak characters. It is well-crafted, generous, with great length and a fine, textured finish. Shiraz with Three Gold Medals at this price is not an every day event..."
Now it is drinking superbly robust, smooth and an incredible bargain for a wine of this age. The Absolute last of it ever and the same price as ever. Strictly while stocks last.
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Box 1 European Red


8 Finca Constancia Parcela 23 Tempranillo 2015
4 Antinori Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore DOCG 2015
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Box 2 Australasian Great White


4 Cottier Estate Gladstone ‘Emily’ Chardonnay 2016
4 Yalumba Eden Valley 2015 Viognier
4 Fromm Spätlese Marlborough Riesling 2016
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Box 3 Classic Burgundy


5 Cottier Estate Gladstone ‘Emily’ Chardonnay 2016
5 Te Taha Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015
2 Mondillo Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
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Box 4 Its in the Mix


3 Cottier Estate Gladstone ‘Emily’ Chardonnay 2016
3 Fromm Spätlese Marlborough Riesling 2016
3 Te Taha Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015
3 Finca Constancia Parcela 23 Tempranillo 2015
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Box 5 Funky Red Mix


5 Te Taha Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015
4 Finca Constancia Parcela 23 Tempranillo 2015
3 Antinori Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore DOCG 2015
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