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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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'By Another Name' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016


Gold Sydney International Wine Show 2017
Silvewr Decanter Wine Awards 2016

The 2016 Vintage in the Upper Wairau was one of the best in the last decade.
The ripe, full flavours and tight structure of the palate reflect the intrinsic attributes of the Estate’s Wairau Valley vineyards in what was a great season for ripening. Flavours from the tropical spectrum with very little unripe greenness. Blending the best fruit from our three vineyards has created a mix of flavours, from ripe tropical through gooseberry, which is supported by a refreshing acidity and perfectly balanced residual sugar.
Under its original label up to $21.99

Case of 12 = $156.00 plus get a Free Bottle

The Big Top California Chardonnay 2015


A real crowd pleaser, as are so many of the California Chardonnay’s. This one we feel has a little more class to it. Power and passion wrapped into one.
Its palate is clean, pure and fruit driven. Pineapple and mango fruit with a creamy soft mouth feel; it is bright and morish. It is a very user friendly wine and its parts are in balance.
Elsewhere up to $25.99

6 pac = $84.00

Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017


Super Classic Status Michael Copper's Wine Companion
5 Stars 94/100 Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
. He said...
"Bright, pale straw colour, very light on the rim. The nose is very fresh with bright and vibrant aromas of pungent passionfruit, with tropical fruit notes and fresh herbs...Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and finely proportioned with good depth and intensity of pungent passionfruit flavours with tropical fruits and fresh herbs...The mouthfeel is fresh, crisp and zesty with fine lacy and brisk acidity...This is an elegant, but concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with intense passionfruit, tropical fruit, herb and snow pea flavours with subtle nettle notes on a brisk, racy palate. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years."
Elsewhere up to $27.99

Charles Wiffen Marlborough Chardonnay 2015


Gold NWWC 2016
5 Stars & 18.5-/20 Raymond Chan, July 2017 (2015 Vintage)

"Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler on the rim. The nose is fresh with softly packed and concentrated aromas of white stonefruits and citrus fruits alongside mealy, and nutty lees and oak notes, with subtle, savoury, creamy barrel-ferment elements... Medium-full bodied, the palate has a vibrant and concentrated core with layers of stonefruit and mealy flavours, entwined with nutty lees and oak detail...This is a vibrant and well-integrated and concentrated Chardonnay...fully barrel-fermented to 13.8% alc., the wine aged 9 months in 24% new French oak barriques, undergoing batonnage with a small MLF converted component."
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Kakapo Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016


Always super popular, this Pinot Gris is on the drier side of the taste spectrum. Gentle pear and apricot flavors with racy acid really add to this wines appeal.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

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%
Elsewhere up to $26.99

Tahbilk Central Victoria Roussanne Marsanne Viognier 2013


Trophy Champion Other White Wine Varieties NZ International Wine Show 2016
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2016
5 Stars 94/100 James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
Metro Top 100 Wines 201. They said...

"The blend of three varieties from France's Rhône Valley takes on a distinctly Australian twist of ripe stonefruit touches, with nutty, creamy oak, and a funky, earthy complexity. A savoury, interesting, medium-bodied white that will complement a wide range of winter meals." - Metro, June 2015
Elsewhere up to $33.99

Arc Du Rhone Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013


Silver Outstanding International wine and Spirits Challenge 2015
Wines from this region are usually very expensive and take a very long time to hit their peak. Here we have a wine, due the character of the vintage, that is early drinking, spicy, fresh and charming. “ light on its feet and early drinking” were words used by The To interpret that: drinking earlier than usual (now and over the next 10 years rather than not ready for another 3 years and drinking well over the next 20 years).
Elsewhere up to $82.99

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,
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Langmeil Barossa Valley 2013 Three Gardens


SMG: 48% Shiraz, 29% Mataro, 23% Grenache
"I’m extremely happy with the 2013 wines, there just won’t be as much of them to share." Langmeil's chief winemaker
Five years old and drinking superbly, this Silver Medal winner is a charmer. Smooth, rich and lush. We don't have alot. So if you're a fan of this wine or this style be quick.
This wine brims with juicy fruit and a lovely spice flavour. The nose shows fresh aromas of raspberry, plums and subtle hints of white pepper. A lively palate with bright and juicy fruit flavors with touches pepper and sweet spice. Medium-bodied, with silky tannins and a smooth texture that make it both complex and approachable. Great now with 3 or 4 more years in the tank.
Elsewhere up to $28.99

Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014


Blue Gold & Top 100 Sydney International Wine show 2016
"Deep purple with purple hues. Perfumed on the nose with aromas of plum, cherry and violets, with hints of mushroom, leather and spice. Sweet red and black cherry flavours show on the palate together with savoury mushroom and tobacco. A medium bodied, complex wine which has ample fine grained, mouth coating tannin and a long lingering finish."
Year after year this wine is a Gold Medal or 5 Star Winner it really is the goods
Elsewhere up to $30.99

Pauletts Polish River Clare Valley 2014 Shiraz


5 Stars WineOrbit
The wine was made as a showcase to show the true characteristics of Shiraz as it grows in the Clare Valley. Tilt a glass to your nose and catch the aromas of its spicy intensity. Taste the berry and spice balanced with the complexity of oak.
Elsewhere up to $28.99

Vasse Felix Filius Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2015


95 points Huon Hooke
93 points Wine of the Week Toni Paterson MW

"Deep red/purple colour with a very attractive, clean and pure, fruit-driven aroma of cedar, tobacco, cassis and violets. It's medium to full-bodied and intense, with gentle tannins which are not too pervasive, and an overall impression of superb balance. The aftertaste is elegant and balanced and more-ish. A ripping cabernet." Huon Hooke
"An eminently satisfying, engaging wine with great depth, fruit purity and fragrance. Dark cherry flavours plus a hint of tamarillo. There is an endearing coolness to the wine, coupled with restrained power. Beautifully fine tannins. Fabulous value. Toni Paterson MW
Elsewhere up to $29.99

Chalk Hill McLaren Vale Luna Shiraz 2017


New Release.
We have promoted this wine over many, many vintages. The one thing that stands out is its absolute consistent quality. James Halliday has given many of those vintages 5 Stars; others have won Gold medals: all have shone. 2017 was another super South Australian vintage. This wine reflects that.
Initial spice notes on both the nose and palate are backed up with a rich, full palate. Lots of dark chocolate, mocha and dark berry flavours beam through.
It is sure to please. Another massively good one at a superb price.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

Rocland Chocolate Box Barossa
Shiraz 2016


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2017
"Weighty and creamy in rich tones of dark berry, mocha, vanilla and toasted nuts with a delectably expressed palate that’s ripe and exuberant finishing long and velvety."
Elsewhere up to $27.99

Krohn Rio Torto Reserva Ruby


This is a excellent example of top port, From it’s deep red colour to its opulent, rich plummy fruit with a massive depth of flavour, especially compared to others in this style-category, High quality fruit, excpressive and morish. A great price makes this a super chance to try something usually not on ones radar,
Elsewhere up to $49.99

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.
Elsewhere up to $12.99

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
Elsewhere up to $12.99

Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017


Classical Marlborough with great passionfruit and capsicum characters racy acidity with a real morish element.Over the last 8 months this wine has gone from strength to strength. It tastes great and has been flying out the door. The most often said comment: This wine is incredible value for money.
Elsewhere up to $23.99

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..."
Elsewhere up to $24.99

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
Elsewhere up to $22.99

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.

Elsewhere up to $49.99

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.
Elsewhere up to $26.99

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

Box 1 A Touch of Mystery


4 'By Another Name' MYSTERY Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
4 The Big Top California Chardonnay 2015
4 Chalk Hill Luna McLaren Vale 2017 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $287.88

Box 2 The Aussie Big Boys


5 Chalk Hill Luna McLaren Vale 2017 Shiraz
4 Langmeil Barossa Valley 2013 Three Gardens SMG
3 Pauletts Polish River Clare Valley 2014 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $322.88

Box 3 Blanc Blanc Blanc


5 'By Another Name' MYSTERY Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
4 The Big Top California Chardonnay 2015
3 Kakapo Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
Elsewhere up to $285.88

Box 4 Funky in the Red Department


5 Chalk Hill Luna McLaren Vale 2017 Shiraz
4 Langmeil Barossa Valley 2013 Three Gardens SMG
3 Arc Du Rhone Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013
Elsewhere up to $415.88

Box 1 Classic Kiwi White Save $108


6 Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
6 Charles Wiffen Marlborough Chardonnay 2015
Elsewhere up to $329.88

Box 2 Classic Aussie Red Save $114


6 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
6 Rocland Chocolate Box Barossa Shiraz 2016
Elsewhere up to $347.88

Box 3 Classic Kiwi Burgundy


6 Charles Wiffen Marlborough Chardonnay 2015
6 Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
Elsewhere up to $353.88

Box 4 Aussie Kiwi Union Save $108


2 Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
2 Charles Wiffen Marlborough Chardonnay 2015
2 Tahbilk Central Victoria Roussanne Marsanne Viognier 2013
2 Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
2 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
2 Rocland Chocolate Box Barossa Shiraz 2016
Elsewhere up to $355.88

Box 5 The Aussie Lot Save $120


5 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
4 Rocland Chocolate Box Barossa Shiraz 2016
3 Tahbilk Central Victoria Roussanne Marsanne Viognier 2013
Elsewhere up to $363.88