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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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D'Arenberg McLaren Vale The Footbolt Shiraz 2013


Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz in every sense from a brilliant McLaren Vale vintage. Laden with dark fruits, old spices and woody notes on the nose and backed up with thick liquorice, blackberry, plum and graphite-like characters on the palate. Striking fruit concentration paired with a bold and chewy, yet integrated tannin structure. Brutish in many respects but somehow manages to remain incredibly balanced. A wine to please even the most cantankerous wine aficionado.
91 Points Beppi Crosariol The Globe and Mail
News Flash 90 Points James Halliday's Wine Companion 2017
91 Points Natalie Maclean She said...
"Meaty, savoury and lip-smacking delicious! Enticing eucalyptus and blackberry aromas in this full-bodied, smooth Australian red wine. Sure to please even the most hardened cabernet fan. Loaded with concentrated dark red fruit flavours on the finish, along with a spice kick. This robust red wine was not fined or filtered. Pair with meat pizza."
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Forrest The Doctors Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015


4 Stars 17.5+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews. He said...
"Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. This has a softly concentrated and voluminous nose of pungent passionfruit aromas harmoniously melded with subtle tropical fruit and white floral elements. Off-dry to taste and light-bodied, the flavours of pungent passionfruit gently fill the mouth and flow smoothly across the palate. The mouthfeel is soft...The acidity is balanced and emerges to enhance the juiciness of the fruit and carry the wine to a crisp, racy, moderately long finish... Serve with Asian and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years."
The famous 9.5% Sauvignon Blanc returns in fine form.
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Benromach 10 year old Speyside Single Malt


Gold Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo 2015
Gold The Spirits Business: The Scotch Whisky Masters
Gold 2014 World Whiskies Awards Speyside Single Malt 12 Years and Under

"Matured in hand selected oak casks. For a relatively small still using peat, the experience is an unexpected and delicately light one. 87.5/100" Jim Murray

Beach House Gimblett Gravels Montepulciano 2013


From the MOST outstanding red wine vintage in a decade comes this little star.
The previous vintages have all hit Gold, 5 Star and Trophy status. On release this wine was a tight, bundle of future loveliness. Now it is starting to spread its wings and is becoming a star like its predecessors.
4 Stars Bob Campbell
“This wine shows spicy cherries, red currants and boysenberries on the nose while the palate is bright, juicy and full with a fine thread of acidity. Montepulciano is extremely versatile when it comes to pairing with food. From your finest spaghetti bolognaise to a casual pizza, Montepulciano is a popular accompaniment to all kinds of meals.” Beach House sums it up nicely.
To add it is juicy, lush and big on body. Extremely drinkable with years left in the tank.
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Mystery Italian Valpolicella 'Look alike' from 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.
Corvina and Rondinella grapes are 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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Benromach Organic 2008 Speyside Single Malt


"This Benromach was distilled in 2008 using Scottish organic barley and left to mature in virgin American oak casks until 2014, when it was bottled. Big and bold with plenty of malty notes at the core, surrounded with toffee, banana and milk chocolate notes with some spicy, peppery oak giving depth." Master of Malt
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Domain Road Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012


Trophy & Gold International Wine Challenge 2015
Blue Gold Sydney Top 100
5 Stars Wine Orbit

Since the first release in 2006 it has 20 Gold medals, 3 Trophies, a dozen Five-Star ratings and 3 Silver medals. An amazing achievement.
This wine is good - a big style Pinot with a winning factor.
Irresistibly, silky, smooth and full. A big style with a big heart. Called "cashmere smooth" by a Top 100 Judge, it really is a super star.
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Beach House Track Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2014


This wine follows on very much from its Michael Cooper 5 Star 2013 predecessor. It is sophisticated, mealy intense and loaded with ripe citrus fruit flavours. It will cellar for many years but has an instant attractiveness to it.
Estate grown and hand-picked in Mere Road, matured in French oak puncheons and a new French barrique. A classy, vibrantly fruity and finely poised wine, likely to be long lived, it has concentration, peachy, citrusy flavours and balanced toasty oak, and excellent structure and length.
Big, bold and brilliant.
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Franc 2013


New Release.
The 2013 of this wine was a huge hit, being the pick by many as one of the best of the 2013 vintage (definitely the Best Cabernet Franc). In our opinion the 2014 is its equal in many ways and is better in some. It is more intense, has a ripper texture, leaning more to the black fruits and black olive range. It is vibrant and full and is already a hit amongst our Beach House fans. Much more approachable than the Cabernet Malbec 2014. It is a classic. 2014 was very kind to Cabernet Franc.
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Supper Club Marlborough Chardonnay 2014


4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"It is elegantly fragrant on the nose displaying white nectarine and rock melon characters with subtle vanilla and cedar complexity. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted, and delivers generous fruit intensity and silky texture. A rounded and attractive chardonnay with a lingering creamy finish. At its best: now to 2018..." Sam Kim
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Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014


Made by Dry Rivers winemaker this wines oozes quality, style and presence.
5 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 18.5+/20
. He said...
"Dark, deep ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues. The nose is tightly bound and elegant in proportion with a core of black-berried and blue fruits along with black mineral and floral lift, unfolding lusciousness and richness in the glass. Medium-bodied, the palate possesses full and rich, concentrated flavours of ripe black and blue berried fruits, along with black plums. The fruit sweetness and richness forms a deep and powerfully dense core that has fine-grained tannin extraction and vibrant and lively acidity to balance the fruit. The mouthfeel has presence, energy and drive, with positive grip, and the structure carries the wine to a concentrated finish of black fruits, spices, minerals and earthy elements. This is a powerfully packed Syrah with richness match by plenty of structure and grip, and acid energy. Match with game meat and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. Chave and MS clone fruit from the ‘Lyons and Stewart’ vineyards, adjacent in the Bridge Pa Triangle, indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged one year in barrel, with 19.5% new 300 L hogsheads, the remainder barriques, hogsheads and puncheons."
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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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Thomas Cooper Celebration Ale Six Pac


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Te Mania Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014


If you enjoy lush, medium styled loaded with a fruit basket of juicy fruit flavours, this wine is for you. The 'Best Bargain' of this style in an age.
4 Stars 17.5+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with pale green hues on edge. The nose is finely concentrated with aromas of white and rose-petal florals interwoven with stonefruits, spices and minerals. This is clearly youthful and has the potential to blossom. Medium-dry to taste and fullish-bodied, the fruit is restrained but shows a concentrated heart with rose-petal florals, spices and honey. The palate is well-proportioned with a subtle oiliness of texture and good fruit richness. This has good linearity and flow, the soft acidity providing energy. The wine reveals attractive musk notes and the flavours lead to a soft-textured, lingering, rich finish. Restrained in flavour at present, this medium-dry Gewurztraminer has the richness to develop over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit, 50% WBP and fermented to 14.2% alc. and 14 g/L RS."
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Case of 12 = $183.00 That's only $15.30 a bottle

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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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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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."
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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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Henschke Hill of Grace Eden Valley Shiraz 2010


News Flash: 99/100 James Halliday Wine Companion 2017
96/100 Jeremy Oliver The Australian Wine Annual 2016
97/100 James Halliday Wine Companion 2016.
He said... of five spice, the tumble of flavours clipping through the palate at a steady pace before racing to meet on the finish; and there is a flourish of complex flavour and tannin is unleashed. Medium to full bodied but with a powerful persona; it's not a safe wine, it has some dare. Luxury is rarely so interesting."
"Mesmerising wine. Exotic. Blackcurrant, truffles, licorice, leather and a stemmy rendition
From one of the absolute Great vintages. Highly collectable; a secondary market international Superstar.
Extremely Limited Stock

D’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2012


Outstanding Langton's Classification of Australian Wine
Gold New Zealand International Wine Show 2015
Gold Mundus Vini Summer Tasting 2015
Gold McLaren Vale Wine Show 2015
95 Points Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
95 Points
93 Points Josh Raynolds
94 Points Nick Stock James Suckling Online Feb 2016

"Shiraz in a very attractive guise here, this has a little peppery edge with red fruits, raspberry leaf and red liquorice too, plus a little boysenberry and a meaty edge. The palate has a core of dark plum flavor, cedary oak and a fine, savoury tannin web; I like the freshness and concentration here. Best from 2022."
"It just goes to show that big doesn't have to mean either unbalanced or oak-driven. This is all or mostly about rich, black berried fruit and raking tannin, the end then lengthy and fresh. It's not over-the-top but it's not shy of its power and intensity. Earth, spice and ferrous notes churn though the tangy sweetness of the fruit. A long life is as good as guaranteed."
Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front
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Rocland Chocolate Box Barossa Shiraz 2014


90 Points Wine Spectator
Silver Medal NZIWS 2015

“Rich, ripe and generous, brimming with spicy cherry, blackberry and cassis flavors that extend into the long, expressive finish. Tannins are nicely absorbed.” Wine Spectator
Last of the 2014. One of our most popular Shiraz’ marks the end of a vintage. Stock up before it’s too late.
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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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D’Arenberg McLaren Vale The High Trellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


News Flash 90 Points James Halliday's Wine Companion 2017
From one of the best McLaren Vale Vintages in years.
This is a wine of great presence, loaded with classic Cabernet Sauvignon characters of cassis, plums, cedar, red capsicum and violets. Despite the depth and complexity of the fruit, the palate remains true to Cabernet form, providing a sleek mouthfeel framed by a long line of fine, chalky tannins. Powerful, aromatic, persistent and charming all at once. While this wine offers enough fruit to be enjoyed in youth, expect 5-8 further years of careful cellaring to enhance its overall quality and enjoyment.
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McPherson Curious SE Australia Shiraz 2013


Gold Medal Rutherglen Wine Show 2015
4.5 Stars Wine State 'Recommended'

A rich, complex wine with mouth filling flavours of ripe plums, chocolate and spice, with a hint of toasty oak.
It is drinking superbly, beautifully balanced and offers superb value.
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