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We Can't Get Enough
Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014
Every time we stock up; it flys out. This is one of the buys of 2018. Don't miss out. It is a delightful bargain.
An unbelievable deal on this smartly presented, highly drinkable New Zealand Syrah. Loaded with rich berry, dark chocolate and hints of black pepper. This ripe and charming Syrah is an absolute steal
Elsewhere up to $29.99 $16.99

A Different Kind of Sauvignon
Kahurangi Estate Nelson Fume Blanc 2017
5 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"Beautifully composed and styled, this oak-aged sauvignon shows lifted aromas of nectarine, green rock melon, snow pea and lime zest aromas with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate is wonderfully weighted and intensely flavoured, delivering loads of tasty flavours backed by bright acidity. At its best: now to 2020...Feb 2018." Wine Orbit
Elsewhere up to $25.99 $19.99

New World Primitivo/Zinfandel/Primitivo
Massena Barossa 2017 Primitivo
5 Stars Wine Orbit
92/100 Huon Hooke The Real Review March 2018
91 Points Campbell Mattinson Wine Front
Massena is an outstanding producer of wines that are beautifully crafted and fabulously funky.
This primitivo is a great example. Where the other featured wine in this email is a brilliant Italian this one evokes a more American feel. Zinfandel and Primitivo are one and the same in the eyes of many. This one is full, warm, deep, dark and stunning. Like Zinfandel it best suits drinking in its first three years of life.
Elsewhere up to $38.99 $29.99

This one is a Charmer
Askerne Hawkes Bay 2016 Chardonnay
Silver Medal Royal Easter Wine Show 2018
4 Stars Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
4 Stars Wine Orbit
"Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim... Medium-full bodied, the palate has moderately rich flavours of savoury yellow stonefruits intermingling with nutty oak and mealy lees elements. The mouthfeel is lively with fresh, lacy acidity and the flavours flow with good energy along a light-textured line, leading to a soft finish of savoury fruits and nutty oak. This is a moderately rich and sweet fruited Chardonnay with savoury stonefruit, nutty oak and mealy notes on a lively palate..." Raymond Chan
This wine was reviewed on release, it has changed since then. Having tried it several times over the last six months I am amazed how much it has become user friendly. Rich style now leaps out of the glass. Great drinking. A crowd pleaser.
Elsewhere up to $26.99 $18.99

98/100 Hat Trick Straight Off The Boat
Giordano Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOC 2015
98/100 2013 Luca Maroni Acclaimed Italian Wine Critic
98/100 2014 Luca Maroni
98/100 2015 Luca Maroni
“Absolutely in a class of its own, the best Italian red of the year” says the well known Italian wine critic Luca Maroni.
To start, we haven't tried it. We haven't had a chance it is literally just landed. From ship to warehouse to us. With its record and the demand for this stunner over the last two vintages it won't last. We quick.
Over the years we can say this about it. Powerful wine, red garnet colour with an intense fruity aroma and a velvety full taste. Great winter fare excellent with roasted and braised red meats and mature cheese.
Elsewhere up to $33.99 $25.99

Top 5 and Ahead of Many of the Big Names at Much Higher Prices
Yalumba Barossa Paradox Shiraz 2015
95/100 Top 5 Gourmet Traveller Barossa Shiraz Tasting June 2018
94/100 Campbell Mattinson Wine Front
This wine is made in a different style to most from Barossa, think 'Rhone': French Oak, spice and lots and lots of class. After all it’s a 'Paradox'.
95/100 & Top 5 against all the Top Shiraz from the Barossa the Paradox was rated in the Top 5 and ahead of many of the big names at much higher price points. "2015 Yalumba Paradox is beginning to show development, which is adding complexity to its red fruits and spices. The flavours are rich, yet typically of Yalumba reds, the wine has a stylish balance and leaves the mouth fresh. “A rich bouquet,” Bennie said. “Ripe plum, choc-liquorice, sage, coffee grounds, Bonox and bergamot tea. Enticing, Barossa 101 scents. Concentrated, yet fresh to taste, inky berries, ferrous tannins, more tea-like character and liquid minerality to finish. Structured yet svelte, this feels like a serious wine, a touch elegant, yet with the brute lurking beneath." Gourmet Traveller Barossa Shiraz Tasting, June 2018
This sells at Dan Murphy's Australia for $AU45.99 $29.99

Stunning, Complex
Marc Bredif 'Classic' 2016 Vouvray
We know Vouvray as Chenin Blanc. A noble and aristocratic classic grape variety. Marc Bredif is one of the most famous of the Vouvray houses. Its history goes back to 1783, nearly as old as New Zealand.
The 2016 is a superb release. There is a hint of lanolin of the nose that features hints of pineapple, grapefruit and apple that carry on to its just off dry complex palate. The perfect alternative for Chardonnay and dry white lovers. Racy, yet firm, charming and very moreish.
One for now or the cellar.
Elsewhere up to $35.99 $26.99

Last Chance on this Outstanding Value
Askerne Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernets Malbec 2015
Gold Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2017
4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver Air NZ Awards
4 Stars Raymond Chan
"This complex blend showcases a great vintage on our Havelock North vineyard. Dark and brooding on the nose with black doris plum, aromatic jasmine and underlying mineral notes of graphite and tar. The palate is broad and soft with supple front palate tannins and soft vanilla oak enveloping the fruit. Drink now or cellar for 5-7 years."
Elsewhere up to $26.99 $18.99

Box 1 Funky Kiwi
3 Kahurangi Estate Nelson Fume Blanc 2017
3 Askerne Hawkes Bay 2016 Chardonnay
3 Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014
3 Askerne Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernets Malbec 2015
Elsewhere up to $329.88 $224.88

Box 2 International Six Pac
2 Massena Barossa 2017 Primitivo
2 Giordano Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOC 2015
2 Yalumba Barossa 2015 Paradox Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $237.94 $171.94

Box 3 Double Askerne
6 Askerne Hawkes Bay 2016 Chardonnay
6 Askerne Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernets Malbec 2015
Elsewhere up to $323.88 $227.88

Box 4 Fabulous Red Box
4 Maimai Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014
4 Askerne Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernets Malbec 2015
4 Giordano Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOC 2015
Elsewhere up to $363.88 $247.88

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