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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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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016


"A very spicy Syrah indeed – you could fill a spice rack with the number of different spices emanating from the glass. Cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, allspice, posh spice (wait a minute…?). Along with the spice come black berries and red currants.
Judicious use of oak allows the fruit to shine in an elegant style of Syrah that is not only delicious but devilishly drinkable. What more could you ask for in a Gimblett Gravels Syrah? Enjoy now until it’s gone because this never lasts for long. But if you were to attempt cellaring it will gain interest and complexity well into the 2020’s."

When we first tried this wine we instantly loved its elegance, refinement and power. in the past the Beach House Syrah's have often been about muscle over finesse. This one makes a great shift.
This is a delicious New Zealand Syrah from a top vintage. Medium bodied beautifully structured with great appeal.
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Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Shiraz


A modern upfront juicy fruit style with lots and lots of body. Barossa Shiraz as it should be. Yalumba have made huge inroads with their premium vineyard programme. Every time this wine has been tasted it has gone down a treat. Dark fruits, a lovely spice element with a long, soft finish and subtle texture.
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Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro


The new GSM from Yalumba really is the goods delightfully full, charming and seductive.
Another strong vintage for Yalumba in 2017 also sees a beautiful label refresh/redesign. Their blockbuster GSM, previously known as The Strapper, will now forever be known as 'Samuel's Collection, Barossa Shiraz. Gone are the quirky labels, instead we have a label of class and structure - more representative of the wine inside. Concentrated Barossa Shiraz sandwiched between fragrant Grenache and spicy, savoury Mataro - it's a wine with subtle elegance and superb freshness. The type of red that Riesling lovers and winemakers enjoy, because of its excellent layers of flavour and absolute drinkability that is hard to tire of. Great with savoury dishes and meats, also just downright gluggable.
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Alpha Domus Hawkes Bay The Barnstormer Syrah 2016


Blue Gold Sydney International 2017
Bright in the glass with aromas of violets and liquorice. Medium bodied with dark berry fruits, subtle toasted notes from French oak barriques smooth silky tannins with a powerful yet elegant backdrop. Harmonious and highly drinkable. It is just starting to hit its straps. A great candidate for the cellar.
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Morambro Creek Padthaway Shiraz 2014


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

Dark and inky black & purple in colour. Perfumed with lifted mint, blueberry, vanilla and spice with a touch of liquorice and white pepper in the background. Big, broad and expansive instantly come to mind when tasting this lovely Shiraz. Smooth lush ripe blue-black fruits, nicely balanced oak, plenty of concentration with a long finish.
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Henschke Hill of Grace Eden Valley Shiraz 2012


Wine of the Year James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2018
99 Points. Halliday labels the 2012 as one of The Great Vintages.
His review...
"One of the greatest Australian Shirazs, hand-picked from vines up to !52yo, hand sorted, 70% crushed and destemmed, 30 destemmed for whole berry open ferment, then matured in predominantly French hogsheads (65% new) for 18 months. It is magnificent, flawless wine., with balance, length, line and purity. It has perfect colour, fragrant dark cherry/berry aromas and flavours, positive tannin and French oak support. As it ages over the next 45 years, it will achieve a lustre, a silk and satin mouthfeel, flavours and spices ever-changing and intermingling.. To 2062 "
This wine has many other superb reviews it is a landmark. We have only one bottle remaining. Secure your piece of wine history.
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Charles Wiffen Marlborough Chardonnay 2016


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2018
5 Stars 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan
Sue Courtney,, October 2018 "Sweet nutty oak and subtle orange zest fills the bouquet and its full of juicy peach and nectarine in the rich, creamy palate with a delectable nutty oak undercurrent that lets the vibrant fruit sing."
"...Medium-full bodied, the palate has a taut and concentrated heart with intensely packed, but stylishly presented, layered flavours of white and yellow stonefruits, citrus fruit, creamy barrel-ferment and nutty oak all interwoven and harmoniously balanced...This is a beautifully harmonious...with stonefruit, citrus fruit, creamy and nutty oak and mealy detail..."

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Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018


Trophy Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World International Wine Challenge 2019
Trophy Best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in the World International Wine Challenge 2019
Gold New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2018
Fine Wines of New Zealand 2019
Super Classic status Michael Coopers Wine Companion 2019

“Colour: Pale straw.
Aroma: Pungent, rich tropical blackcurrant bud and passionfruit aromas combine with notes of green nettle and oyster shell.
Palate: Generous and intense with concentrated flavours of white peach, passionfruit and fresh grapefruit. A slight herbal edge and salty minerality leads to a long lingering finish… This parcel was identified by our winemaking team during comprehensive blind tastings as the very best batch of wine produced for the 2018 vintage and therefore bottled as the Saint Clair Wairau Reserve.”
The Winery
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Champagne Ayala Rose Brut Majeur NV


93 points James Suckling
91 Points Vinous
90 Points Wine Spectator

"A cleverly arranged nose with saturated rose-like perfume layered into ripe expressive peaches, strawberries and wild dark cherries. The palate holds that darker cherry edge with real style and balance. Terrific."
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Janisson & Fils Champagne Brut Tradition Brut NV


Importers Clearance on Quality Champagne
"The cuvee presents precious green-gold glints. The effervescence is abundant and the thin and fast bubbles flow into an attractive white cord. The first nose brings out a floral and vegetal bouquet. Citrus and cereal notes come gradually out in addition to the fresh and elegant flavours. The nose is fine and delicate, with youthfulness and temperance. The attack is fresh and harmonious with a gentle, enticing acidity. The effervescence reinforces the freshness and galvanizes the taste. The wine temperature rises it develops a soft, almost velvet texture. Added to all of these tastes, hints of marshmallow and almond give the cuvee a real distinctness.
Aged for at least 30 months in our cellars. 22% of reserve wines.
Villages : Chigny-les-Roses, Mailly-Champagne, Verzy, Verzenay, Villers-Marmery."
Winery Notes
Top class Champagne impressively packaged at a Super Price.
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Alex Gold Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017


Gold 96 Points Premium Selection New World Wine Awards 2018
Gold NZ International Wine Competition 2018
Top 100 Blue Gold Sydney International Wine Competition 2018

"Aromas of cherry ripe and vanilla infused spice spill into the smooth textured, succulent palate underpinned by savoury, gamey, herbaceous tones and finishing with touches of nut chocolate."
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Beach House Gimblett Gravels Reserve Merlot 2015


A standard bearer for yummy Merlot
"...Our 2015 Reserve Merlot is a barrel selection of our finest Merlot and was made up of 18% new French oak. It has intense aromatics of black doris plum and blackberries intermingling with earthy spice and cinnamon. The aroma’s on this wine are already very complex upon its release and will only continue to evolve over time. Rich and mouth-filling across the palate with penetrating flavours of plums and spice all beautifully held together by just the right amount of fine French oak.
This Merlot is a stunner and one that we are proud to call our own. Merlot’s making a comeback and this is one of the reasons why. Enjoy 2015 Reserve Merlot though to 2025 and beyond."

The Winery have got it so right, an under rated gem.
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Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Shiraz 2017


Gold 2018 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver 2018 NZ International Wine Show
Silver 2018 BTI World Wine Championships
Silver 2018 China Wine & Spirit Awards
Silver 2018 Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition

For many, many years this wine has had a legend of followers. It is good every year, some years its outstanding. This is one of them.
This is wonderful Shiraz for the lovers of the bold, blackberry fruit laden, mocha edged Australian style. The style they are most noted for. It is a well balanced, smooth as silk and just as charming red. Great now, with lots of years in the tank.
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Jim Barry The Cover Drive Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


Silver Medal Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018
4 Stars & 17.5+/20 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

One of the most popular red wines to hit the shelves of wine retailers around the world. From its striking cricket bat shaped label. To its great flavour this wine has been a super hit for years and years and years.
"In the glass this wine shows a bright garnet red with a violet hue. The nose opens with notes of juicy blackcurrant and blackberry aromatics, balanced with savoury notes of dried herbs and turned earth. The palate displays generous red and blackcurrant fruit, with hints of liquorice, tobacco and savoury oak. Soft, silky tannins round out a harmonious and moreish wine which can be enjoyed now or will reward cellaring for 5 years." Winemakers Note
"… The fruit is up-front and shows with clarity and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction with good acidity enlivening the mouthfeel and providing drive. This has excellent energy. As the wine flows, the favours recede a little, leading to a light, sweetly nuanced finish. This is classical, bright and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon. Match with beef and lamb over the next 5 years." Raymond Chan
This wine is fabulously drinkable. Great year, great wine, great buy.
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Box 1 Samuels Collecting 6


4 Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Shiraz
2 Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
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Box 2 Shiraz/Syrah


6 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016
6 Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Shiraz
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Box 3 Samuels Collecting 12


9 Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Shiraz
3 Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
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Box 4 Bigger Picture Shiraz/Syrah


4 Beach House Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016
2 Alpha Domus 2016 Hawkes Bay The Barnstormer Syrah
4 Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Shiraz
2 Morambro Creek Padthaway 2014 Shiraz
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