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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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Hoping with the help of our suppliers to be able to send out wine later this week. We will send you an email, probably Thursday.
Little X Nelson Chardonnay 2018
94/100 Cameron Douglas MS. He said...
"An intriguing bouquet of Chardonnay with layers of flowers - honeysuckle and apple blossoms, white fleshed fruits - peach and apple and citrus of grapefruit. A light leesy quality adds shape and texture to the bouquet - fine and gently creamy. Equally fine and intriguing on the palate with flavours that mirror the nose plus acidity, oak and fine mineral attributes. A fine, balanced and well made wine, quite lengthy and complex." Drink 2019 - 2023+"
A super-value Chardonnay from Nelson: creamy-soft, bright acid and a delight. Gluggable...and organic!
Elsewhere up to $22.99
D'Árenberg McLaren Vale Money Spider Roussanne 2017
92pts Q Wine
4 Stars Wine State
90pts Robert Parker
"Try something a little different with your lazy holiday lunches. A variety not often seen standing on its own in Australia, this is a delicious example. Classy aromas make things like marmalade and mead come to mind. Spiced stone fruit swims in canned apricot nectar with a jab of warmth for good measure. Crisp acidity rounds it out, a chicken salad would do just nicely on the plate. Drink now to five years." Decanter
Blue Gold Sydney Top 100 2018
"This wine is straw yellow with a pretty green hue. Just ripe peach, honeydew melon and white flowers dominate the nose with exotic Asian salad flavours of green mango, papaya and pickled ginger strewn across the palate. Textural yet taunt, the generous mid-palate concludes with fresh and tangy acidity."
Elsewhere up to $25.99
Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019
It is back after selling out in a flash last time.
Here it is, our Huge Selling Sauvignon Blanc Best Buy is Back. From the Magnificent 2019 vintage. Punchy, bright and morish.
Tropical fruit, red pepper, hints of fresh herbs.
Elsewhere up to $23.99
Beach House Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2019
Top 5 Dish Magazine Pinot Gris Tasting 2019
5 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"Fabulously fruited and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows fresh pear, rockmelon, citrus and white floral aromas on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that is supple and persistent. Elegant and generous at the same time with charming fruit flavours, making it immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2022. $20.00...Oct 2019.
Elsewhere up to $21.99
Pirramimma Eight Carat Aged Tawny
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2018
Gold AWC Vienna 2017
"Seductively smooth and plush, offering cherry pie, toffee, assorted roasted nuts and orange zest characters with a gorgeously sweet sumptuous mouthfell. Wonderfully matured for delicious drinking." NZIWS
Elsewhere up to $36.99
Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur NV
18.5/20 Joelle Thomson. Wine Writer Extraordinaire
92 points Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
“Champagne Ayala was founded by Edmond de Ayala in 1860 and purchased by Champagne Bollinger in 2005, with the aim of re-establishing it as the grande marque (great champagne house) it was once known as. It’s wines are limited in production and therefore less well – known than bigger names, but the quality is high. It is fresh, dry (drier than most champagnes) and full-bullied with vibrant citrus and yeasty flavours. 18.5/20
Over the last 10 or so years this great dry Champagne has appeared in Multiple 5 Star reviews. Wine Spectators Top 100, Best in Class and Gold at many wines shows including our own NZ International Wine Show.
Elsewhere up to $94.99
Hunters Miru Miru NV
91 Points Blue Gold Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
Gold Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2018
Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships: Gold & New Zealand National Champion 2019
Best In Class Best New Zealand Brut Non-Vintage 2019
Best In Class Best Value New Zealand Sparkling Wine 2019
"Bright and fresh stone fruit and light, pink berry notes, set in a crisp, fresh palate that has a smooth, berry sorbet finish. A blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier." James Suckling
These are just a few of the honours this great little drop has had over the last few years. The list over the last 10 is long and extensive.
Great look, great name, super wine.
Elsewhere up to $31.99
Beach House Hawkes Bay Rose 2019
A favourite since our first delivery in October. In fact it has sold out very quickly every time.
Handpicked fruit with a very gentle whole bunch pressing of the fruit. This Merlot and just a splash of Montepulciano (just 2%) which Beach House felt "made all the difference to the nose and palate, whilst generating the most magical pink colour."
Lovely floral and rose petals on the nose with bursts of fresh and dried strawberries, The palate is soft and fresh with a delectable dry finish that makes this a winner all year long.
Brilliant. New packaging. Stunning Wine.
Elsewhere up to $21.99
Grey Ridge Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
Silver Medal Bragato Wine Competition
Small production, so not a regular on the show circuit. We cannot recommend this stunner enough.
Since first promoting this wine 4 months ago its popularity has soared. Once tried its irresistible charmers have won over so so many.
At this amazing price it sits in the same price bracket as the supermarket main stays: Roaring Meg, Rua and Devils Staircase all instantly come to mind. In our opinion it leaves them in the dust.
Medium in colour, with a nose of cherry ripeness which leads to a beautifully balanced palate which seduces and charms. Classical Central Otago Pinot Noir.
Perfect at this time of the year. This wine is charging out the door.
Jim Barry Clare Valley The McRae Wood Shiraz 2015
5 Stars James Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Lovely, rich and vibrant aromas of briary fruits, blackcurrant and black berry; with hints of vanillin oak and spice. The deep rich red and purple fruits carry onto the palate with the support of rich, earthy undertones. Fine silky tannins add to the wine. Terrific structure, great length and persistent flavour. Magic, with years and years ahead.
"...Molten raspberry bonbon, iodine, licorice and briar. Good energy. Impressive length. Some reductive chains needs time to unravel. “ Ned Goodwin MW in James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion
Elsewhere up to $65.99
Chalk Hill McLaren Vale Luna Shiraz 2018
94 pts Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Colour: Deep purple with red hues
Aromatics: Perfumed nose of lifted red berry fruit, floral notes, with a hint of roasted nuts and spice.
Palate: Vibrant red berry fruits burst onto the palate with spicy plums. Lovely mouthfeel and texture. Fine savoury tannins linger on the palate.
Deep purple with bright red hues. Perfumed nose of dark berry fruits, floral notes, with a hint of roasted nuts and spice. A textured wine with good balance, it shows flavours of dark berry fruit, with dark chocolate notes. A long lingering finish.
Santa Cristina by Antinori Chianti Superiore 2016
90 pts Wine Spectator. They said...
"Rich and aromatic, boasting cherry, wild herb, tobacco and spice flavors. A solid swath of tannins keeps a tight grip on the finish. Sangiovese. Drink now through 2023."
Ruby red in color with purple hues. The nose offers bright aromas of blueberries, raspberries and hints of red cherry. The palate is well-balanced and complex with supple tannins and ripe, red fruit notes. Savory flavors linger on the long complete finish.
Blend: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot
Elsewhere up to $29.99