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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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Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016


Gold Clare Wine Show 2017
Gold Melbourne Wine Show 2017

Gold Clare Wine Show 2017
Gold Melbourne Wine Show 2017
Deep red in colour, the nose is vibrant with lots of black berry fruits, violet florals, hints of clove spice and touches of pepper. A burst of berry fruits on the palate framed with lovely fine grained tannins. Juicy dark plum and berry flavours are long and persistent with a great sweet spice lift to finish.
Every year this wine punches above its weight. This vintage it scores.
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6pack = $16.99bt

Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


New Release
"...This wine shows a bright garnet red with a violet hue in the glass...The nose opens with lifted notes of blackcurrant and blackberry aromatics, with subtle savoury notes of garden herbs, turned earth and spice.
...The palate displays generous red and blackcurrant fruit gently shaped by soft, silky tannin. Hints of liquorice, tobacco and savoury oak add further character to a wine packed with bright fruit flavours. A moreish wine which can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring for 5 years."

An absolute favourite year in year out. This one will not disappoint.
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Barry Bros Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


Top 100: James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018
Matthew Jukes Best 100 Australian Wines 2017
NWWA 2017 95 Points Gold

"The Barry Brothers 2014 stood out from the crowd on last year’s Roadshow and this was not only because of its garish capsule! This year, the fruit is every bit as joyous, but there is more noticeable tannin and spice on board and I think that this label is coming of age. With a glossy texture, some tobacco notes and some oak coming into view, there is an awful lot of wine here for the cash involved. Decanted this would drink well now, but left alone to mellow I think it would be at its peak in another three or four years such is the calibre of tannins on display..."
Every vintage of this wine has shone. This one is the best yet. As good as any of this blend at an incredible price.
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6pack = $16.99bt

Pirra McLaren Vale Shiraz 2014


Gold AWC Vienna 2017 International Wine Challenge
This is the baby label to Pirrimimma. All the wines under it are fantastic buys. This one is full of juicy, mouthfilling blackfruit with hint of chocolate an mocha and deep rich berry jam.
We give it a top Silver 4.5/5 for taste; 6/5 for value and 5/5 for charm.
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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 least expect it or when you've given up hope. 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. It’s 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 varietal Chardonnay wines.
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Misha’s Vineyard Limelight Central Otago Riesling 2014


Fine Wines of NZ Air New Zealand Fine Wines Selection 2017 & 2018
5 Stars 19+/20 Raymond Chan's Wine Reviews
5 Stars 95pts Wine Orbit Sam Kim
5 Stars 95pts Cameron Douglas MS
5 Stars & 'Potential Classic' Michael Coopers Wine Companion 2017

“This single-vineyard wine is hand-harvested at Bendigo, in Central Otago. The 2014 vintage (5*) is a highly scented, vibrantly fruity wine, made in a medium style (33 grams/litre of residual sugar), with complexity gained by fermenting 25 per cent of the blend with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Fleshy, with concentrated, citrusy, limey flavours, appetising acidity and a rich, finely poised finish, it's already delicious, but likely to be at its best 2017+." Michael Cooper
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BBC Birkenhead Bunker APA 888mls


Aromatic, full, juicy and really well balanced. A blend of three US Hops: Ahtanum, Mosaic and Citra with BBCs ‘lips are sealed’ malt base.
A surprise bundle of honest pleasantness.
The bottles are 888mls in a super sharer.
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Duncan's Juniper IPA


Seriously Good IPA, a Primo staff drinks go to. All of the classic IPA markers in superb balance. Each can be picked out individually yet all come together in pitch perfect harmony. A tropical delight with serious hoppy intensity.
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Duncan's Big Georges Double IPA


An 8% mouthful of balance, power and style. A stylish modern, complex beer that delivers a bundle of flavour and palate interest. From Paraparaumu Duncan's beers all have the hallmarks of great balance.
"An American IPA full of equinox and citra bloom." Duncan's Brewery
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Coopers Creek Limeworks Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2016


5 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver Medal NZ International Wine Show 2017

Vintage 2016 was a brilliant vintage in the Hawkes Bay. Resulting in a powerful, big, rich Chardonnay. It has weight, sweet fruit, beautiful texture and length.
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Maimai Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015


Another Great example of a highly drinkable, extremely well made and super well bodied Chardonnay at a fantastic price. Oak, melon, pineapple and oak meal 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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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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We had a little trouble and some of the cases aren’t in good shape. The bottles however are perfect.

Starborough Family Estate Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016


Champion Pinot Gris Trophy Marlborough Wine Show
Gold Marlborough Wine Show
5 Stars (93/100) Sam Kim Wine Orbit
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...

"Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some depth, paler edged. This has an elegantly concentrated and finely poised nose with an array of fresh aromatics at the core, showing white and yellow stonefruits, nuances of exotic florals and rose-petals, along with suggestions of honeysuckle, fermentation esters and mineral elements. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is finely concentrated with aromatic white and yellow stonefruits lifted by exotic florals, rose-petal elements and complexing nutty and flinty nuances. The palate has depth...lacy acidity...a long and lingering finish of stonefruits and florals...Hand-picked Pinot Gris fruit..."
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Fairmont Gladstone Pinot Gris 2016


Silver NZ International Wine Show 2017
93/100 NW Wine Competition 2017

Ripe pear and dried apricot aromas with hints of vanilla flowing onto a rich mouth feel with a off dry finish. Very classy, drink now or pop it in the cellar for up to 4 years.
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Johanneshof Marlborough 2017 Gewurztraminer


Stunning New Release
Arguably the Best Gewurztraminer in New Zealand year in year out.
The title has been challenged by the much bigger budget Vinoptima and Dry River. They are excellent, but not on the scale of this little legend.
Super Classic Status Michael Cooper's Wine Companion, a multitude of Trophies, Golds and 5 Star reviews that testify to it excellence year in year out.
An explosion of Turkish Delight aromas, raisins and marzipan. A weighty, powerful and opulent palate with its notes of rose petals and spice. Elegant, complex and stunning. A Gewurztraminer masterclass.
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Te Mania Nelson Gewurztraminer 2015


5 stars 93 points Wine Orbit
"Another gorgeous wine under this label, this latest offering is filled with stone fruit, mango, lychee and floral characters with hints of spice and honey. The palate is succulent, rounded and velvety with excellent fruit power as well as seamlessly integrated acidity. Varietals pure and immensely enjoyable." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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Te Mania Nelson Riesling 2016


Double Gold Medal Sakura Wine Awards
4½ stars Wine Orbit

"It is immediately appealing on the nose showing baked apple, spice, fig and lemon peel aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is beautifully fruited and finely textured with subtle sweetness, which is well balanced by refreshing acidity. The wine offers delightful fruit flavours with subtle toasty complexity, making it a fabulous drink." 90 points, 4½ stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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Galway Pipe Grand Tawny 12 year


Best in Show Trophy 'Sweet Fortified International' Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014.
Gold NZ International Wine Competition 2013 2014 & 2015
Gold London International Wine Challenge 2015
Gold Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015
Double Gold San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
93/100 James Halliday Wine companion 2015,
he said...
"Excellent intensity. Sweet raisiny flavour, modest amount of rancio character, highlights of spice, orange, nuts. Acidity in good measure. Gold medal winner San Francisco Wine Show '13 and not a bad call."
A legend in its own time. One of the most prestigious names in Australian Fortified wines.
Lush, gorgeous and extremely morish. Balanced, fine and powerful. So so smooth, concentrated, lovely wood aged characters and divine finesse.

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Pirramimma Geoffrey Fortified Liquor


Silver AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2017
Silver AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015
Silver NZ International Wine Challenge 2015

Great Australian Fortified Liquor (we can't call it port any longer). Raisiny and deeply satisfy. Great for the winter months ahead.
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Pirramimma Eight Carat Aged Tawny


Gold AWC Vienna 2017 International Wine Challenge
Gold 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition

A classic Australian Tawny, shhh...we're not allowed to say the P word. Loaded with classic raisin intensity, richly flavoured and with a pure bright palate.
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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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Alpha Domus Beatrix Sparkling Rosé NV


From its cool bottle to its great taste, this little gem has been a massive Primo Vino Hit. Lovely strawberry fruit, a succulent palate and loads of morish appeal have made this wine a real stand out.
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Domain Road Bannockburn 2014 Pinot Noir


Gold New Zealand Winegrowers Bragato Awards 2017
Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017
Gold Royal Easter Show 2018
5 stars WineOrbit
Silver International Wine Challenge 2017
Silver Decanter Wine Awards 2017

"Perfumed and inviting ....the palate delivers excellent fruit weight and intensity, wonderfully complemented by smooth texture and silky tannins. The wine shows lovely poise and complexity and offers terrific drinking". Wine Orbit
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec


Trophy Best Cabernet Blend at the 2017 Hawkes Bay Wine Show.
Gold 2017 Hawkes Bay Wine Show
For the third year in a row.
To show how serious this wine is two of the other Gold Medal Winners were the Mills Reef Elspeth 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon & Trinity Hill 2015 'The Gimblett'.
Be impressed as this wine certainly is impressive. Great to see its new labeling with the both Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc mentioned in dispatches.
Intense and full with lots of great Cabernet characters: chocolate, dark berry, tobacco come to mind; wrapped in a well bodied frame with super tannin integration.
One for now or the cellar this wine really is a winner.
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Coopers Creek Hawkes Bay 2013 Syrah


5 Stars Top 10 Best Buy Cuisine Syrah Tasting 2017
"A youthful, lively syrah that’s still very fresh at four years of age. Inviting berry aromas have touches of violet, mocha and spice. It’s medium bodied, lush in fruit, and satisfyingly constructed, with a tight underpinning of tannins keeping it all together. A wintry lamb pie beckons."
This wine is all class. Unbelievable value and from 'The Vintage'. Close your eyes and you'd swear it was closer to $30.00 than $20.00
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot 2015


New Release
Always the “must have” star of the range, this new release doesn't disappoint. It is loaded with charming, almost velvety tannins and a soft full elegant palate.
A master class in what generous, delicious Merlot should taste like.
It has all of three classics; berry, chocolate and ripe black plum elements, wrapped in a very classy package. Great now, will live a long and wonderful life.
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John Duval Barossa Entity Shiraz 2015


96 Pts James Halliday 2018 Halliday Wine Companion
94 Pts Huon Hooke August 2017
94 Pts Mike Bennie The Wine Front July 2017

"Matured for 17 months in French oak (35% new). Reflects - in the best sense - John Duval's long career as the chief architect of Grange. This brings together depth, texture and complexity to a palette of black fruits, ripe tannins and oak. It cries out for patience (as does Grange), and the greater your patience, the greater the reward." James Halliday
John Duval was the master of Grange for a very long time. His current adventure into handcrafted beautifully textured wines is a master stroke of his wine making flare and genius. This is fantastic wine.
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Rufus Stone Heathcote Shiraz 2007
1 .5 Litre Magnum


94/100 The Little Red Winebook
Lots of Medals too
However this means very little as the wine is 11 years old. So we tried it before getting it in, black plum and spice on the palate wrapped in a medium to full body.
The conclusion: First let it breathe for a minute of three. Let it open up to its glorious medium bodied smoothness. Lots of blackberry
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Morambro Creek Padthaway Shiraz 2014


Double Gold 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold 2016 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Gold 2016 BTI World Wine Championships

"Deep inky black & purple in colour. The nose is perfumed with lifted mint, blueberry, vanilla and spice with a touch of liquorice and white pepper in the background. Expansive palate, smooth lush ripe blue-black fruits, nicely balanced oak, plenty of concentration with a long finish." Morambro Creek Say it all.
Every vintage is a stunner. This one carries on the very fine tradition.
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Rocland Chocolate Box Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Gold Sydney International Wine Show 2018
"Dark/black appearance. Cassis, dark fruits, dried mint and herbs, graphite, cedar, clove cinnamon oak. Very dense, with good concentration, fresh, cooling acidity and strong, refined tannins. Good length, austere finish. Food accentuates the impressive concentration of the wine, and the refinement of the tannins." Matthew Deller MW
"Big and bold, firm meaty tannin structure, ripe fruit, big oak, no shrinking violet this wine, certainly benefits with the introduction of food." Stuart Halliday
"Dark red, primary dark ripe red currents and plum stone on nose, dense sweet fruit focused palate, tight fine tannins. Good match with beef cheek."
Oliver Masters
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Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Shiraz 2016


Gold 2017 BTI World Wine Championships
Silver 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver 2017 China Wine & Spirit Awards
Silver 2017 NZ International Wine Show
4 1/2 STARS Winestate Magazine September 2017

"Lifted spice and ripe mulberry/blackberry aromas are complimented with chocolate, cedar and cinnamon on the nose. Well-integrated oak tannin provides flavours of clove and supple texture, which supports the rich plum, blackberry and mocha. The overall structure is supple and generous with fine-grained tannin and a lingering finish."
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Pirramimma McLaren Vale Katunga GTS 2014


Gold AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2017
G = Grenache; T = Tannat; S = Shiraz
Now this is an interesting blend. One worth tucking into. A ripe juicy and morish wine full of ripe blackberry fruit and smooth lush tannins. Many of you will be very familiar with the 'Katunga', this wine is an excellent addition offering masses of character and quality at a very reasonable price tag.
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Chocohalic South Africa Pinotage


Gold Mundus Vini 2016
Silver 2016 Veritas Wine Award
Silver 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver medal 2017 international Wine & Spirit Competition

A seductively smooth, sensually soft, subtly sweet, mouthfilling moresih, unashamed addictive, decadent Pinotage. Silky black fruits, smooth dark rich chocolate and wonderful balance mark this little gem.
This is a style South Africa has made its own. A style that is a user friendly super star.
Elsewhere up to $19.99

Kingston Estate Clare Valley Shiraz 2016


Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2018
NZ International Wine Show 2017
. They said...
"Rich and friendly with yummy dark fruit, mint, clove and chocolate tart flavours, backed by lovely concentration and a silky, persistent finish."
"Deep crimson-edged blackberry hue with an attractive and concentrated bouquet of plum and cassis underpinned with creamy oak and spices. In the palate there are touches of chicory and mocha infusing the creamy chocolatey oak and succulent red berry flavours with tingles of cake spices and pepper and the tannins are silky with a velvet trim. A fulfilling flavoursome Shiraz that at the price point over delivers."
Sue Courtney,
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Box 1 Barry with Shiraz


6 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016
6 Barry Bros Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Elsewhere up to $335.88

Box 2 Barry with Cabernet


6 Barry Bros Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
6 Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Elsewhere up to $335.88

Box 3 Chardonnay with Lodge Hill


6 Cottier Estate Gladstone ‘Emily’ Chardonnay 2016
6 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016
Elsewhere up to $329.88

Box 4 Mix it up


5 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2016
4 Cottier Estate Gladstone ‘Emily’ Chardonnay 2016
3 Misha’s Vineyard ‘Limelight’ Riesling 2014
Elsewhere up to $340.88