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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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Little Giant Barossa Shiraz 2017


93 pts & Top Value Campbell Mattinson
5 Stars 94/100 Sam Kim
"Gratifying and terrific drinking."
"Barossa Shiraz. Hard to go wrong, and you certainly won’t here. This is an amazingly good buying/drinking option. So dark, so supple, so polished. Boom, as the wannabe cool kids say. Violet, clove, plum and sweet spice. The bounce of boysenberry. Sweet fruit galore. It’s not overly dark in colour terms but it tastes like ink, if that makes sense. It feels good in the mouth but it also feels ready to explode. When people ask me, “What’s A Good Shiraz”? This is now my recommendation.”
Campbell Mattinson
Campbell Mattinson has got it absolutely spot on. Polished, highly drinkable, a real cellar candidate as well. It could be the 2019 Barossa find of the year.
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Sons of Eden Marschall Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017


94/100 Gary Walsh The Wine Front "Bang on!"
95/100 Sam Kim Wine Orbit "Offers terrific fruit richness and intensity."
Gold Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
18.5/20 Joelle Thomson, Drinksbiz

"This is textbook Barossa Shiraz, and you could pay a lot more, for a lot less, or perhaps for a lot more that’s not really necessary. Blackberry, meat, liquorice, spice and a bit of smoky toasty oak. It’s full bodied, but well behaved, with depth and richness, lashings of supple tannin, even acidity, and a thick savoury finish of excellent length. Bang on." Gary Walsh The Wine Front
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Mt Monster Padthaway Shiraz 2016


Double Gold Medal W&S China 2017
Gold Medal BTI World Wine Championships 2016
Silver Medal San Francisco IWC 2016

"Deep purple in colour. Ripe cassis and black plum fruits on the nose with violets. Varietally fruit-driven. Palate, with cassis and dark berry fruit and spice flavours. Soft tannins compliment the fruit with mouth-filling generous finish." The winery sums it up brilliantly. This little ripper has been a Primo Vino Star Buy for some time.
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Askerne Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
Top 10 and 4½ Stars Cuisine Magazine
4½ Stars Wine State
4½ Stars Michael Cooper

"A chardonnay for those that enjoy bold aromas of vanillin supported by a warm palate filled with delicious fruit, and butterscotch flavours. This has the potential to be too overt, yet the palate is quite beautiful and delivers in volume and integrity." Cuisine
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Alexander Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017


5 Stars 18.5/20 Raymond Chan
5 Stars Michael Cooper

“..Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich with plush and vibrantly sweet flavours of ripe black cherries and dark-red berry fruit. The flavours form a firm, elegantly presented core with a positive backbone and firm, fine-grained tannins providing plenty of structure. The acidity is balanced and the wine carries with good energy to an elegant, sustained finish. This is a sweetly rich, black-fruited Pinot Noir with an elegant, but powerful, linear core with fine structure and plenty of drive…” – Raymond Chan
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Corte Giara Allegrini Prosecco 2016 Dry


This is a much beloved classic of Italian winemaking and fantastic value.Characteristically dry, this complex sparkling wine has all the acidity that you want in a Prosecco, as well as a hint of coffee right at the end to keep things interesting.
Prosecco is perfect for any party or celebration. It is from a fantastic Italian Vintage and looks brilliant too.
As Moet Chandon is to Champagne, Nautilus Cuvee Brut is to Methode Champenoise so Corte Giara Allegrini is to Prosecco. These Venetian winemakers are one of the best known producers of Italian sparkling, with good reason.
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Charles Wiffen Marlborough Riesling 2013


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
A relatively new release from the amazing 2013 vintage. 6 years old with so much more to offer.
This wine is an elegant yet powerful. Off-dry style with hints of minerality and great texture. A wonderful floral nose laced with citrus aromatics, these matched with lemon, lime and stone fruit flavours. Lively acidity, a harmonious palate with superb balance make this great Riesling. A wine with a great pedigree, this one is among the very best.
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Domain Road Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc


94 points Cameron Douglas MS
Silver 92 points Bob Campbell MW
4 Stars Wine State

"Complex and enticing bouquet of Sauvignon Blanc .... apple, pear and minerals, white flowers and sweet herbs. Well made, drink now and through 2021." Cameron Douglas MS
Just released with that touch of age that really shines in this Central Otago Classic. One of The Regions very, very best. It’s regional difference make for a great drinking experience.
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Misha’s Vineyard ‘The High Note’ Bendigo Pinot Noir 2015


95/100 5 stars Bob Campbell MW
Potential Classic & 5 stars Michael Cooper
5 stars 18.5+/20 Raymond Chans Wine Reviews
5 stars WineOrbit

“Stylish Bendigo pinot noir with dark cherry, violet, spice, slate and mineral characters. Still quite closed but with good cellaring potential. A wine of character that consistently shows definable regional/vineyard character.” Bob Campbell MW,
Estate-grown at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin, the very elegant, harmonious 2015 vintage (5*) was hand-picked from 12 year-old vines (at 23.9 to 24.9 brix), and matured in French oak hogsheads (33 per cent new). Bright ruby, it is finely scented, mouthfilling and supple, with ripe cherry and spice flavours, hints of plums and nuts, silky tannins and impressive complexity. Already delicious (Michael Cooper, Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines, 2018)
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Charles Wiffen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2012


17.5/20 4 Stars Raymond Chan's Wine Review
"Full straw-yellow colour with light green-gold hues...The bouquet is softly full and broad with harmoniously presented aromas of savoury tropical fruits...Medium-dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has rich flavours of savoury tropical and exotic fruits along with Turkish Delight and root-ginger, entwined with savoury earthy and nutty complexing detail. The flavours form a rounded, near-unctuous core with moderate concentration, underlined by some alcoholic power... This is a mature medium-dry Gewurztraminer with a near-unctuous palate of savoury tropical fruit flavours on a palate with alcohol drive. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 2+ years...17.5/20 Jul 2018."
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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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Askerne Dessert Cabernet 2018 375ml


Stunning New Release. Maybe the best ever under this label. A real equal for the Clearview Sea Red, however this one is vintaged.
Dense and brooding notes of black plum and cassis. Coal dust, ground metal and wet earth evoke suggestions of strength and power. The palate delivers on all counts with notes of liquorice, plum jam and heady spirit. The finish is sweet and soft but held together by a tannin matrix which allows the wine to keep its freshness.
"Our 2018 Dessert Cabernet is a fortified wine made from some of our best Cabernet Sauvignon. It offers aromas of red berries, cassis, blackcurrant jam and damson plums. With a rich, velvety palate, a background structure borne of the Cabernet, and seductive sweetness, this wine is a classic of its type. Bottled young, it will give drinking pleasure from the start, but will also repay cellaring and continue to develop in bottle for many, many years to come. Winery Notes
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Tony Bish's Fat & Sassy Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018


5 Stars 18.5/20 Raymond Chan
5 Stars 93/100 Sam Kim Wine Orbit

“..Medium-bodied, the palate is rounded and fulsome with mouthfilling flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits and tropical fruits entwined with layers of nutty oak and lees. This unfolds creamy barrel-ferment elements and MLF detail, and the wine shows some underlying power with plenty of drive, the soft acidity enhancing he palate richness. …” – Raymond Chan
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Tin Cottage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019


Hot off the bottling Line. Super New Release
I really should say ‘cold off the bottling line’ but...
Here it is our HUGE Selling Sauvignon Blanc, The Best Buy is Back. From the magnificent 2019 vintage. Punchy, bright and morish. The perfect appetizer to Spring.
Tropical fruit, red pepper, hints of fresh herbs. The taste of spring has arrived.
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Domain Road Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2019


Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
New Release
This wine sells out smartly every year a real star
"Our Pinot Gris has aromas of peach blossom, marzipan and toffee apples on the nose, mingled with hints of ripe lemon and biscotti. On the palate it provides flavours of juicy stone fruit, ripe pear, peach and a hint of rock melon. The wine is has a creamy texture, it has balanced acidity with good levels of complexity and concentration followed by a long lingering finish."
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Yalumba Y Series Pinot Gris 2018


4 1/2 Stars Wine Orbit. They said...
"Youthful and delightfully fruited, the bouquet shows rockmelon, nectarine and fresh pear aromas with a touch of white floral. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, elegantly framed by fine texture and refreshing acidity. Very likable and easy to enjoy. At its best: now to 2020."
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Askerne Hawkes Bay Viognier 2018


New Release
5 Stars Wine Orbit
Silver NZ international Wine Show 2018
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper August 2019.
He said...
"The 2018 vintage is a great buy. Fully barrel-fermented, it is a fragrant, generous, strongly varietal wine, with substantial body. Sweet-fruited and finely textured, it has ripe, stonefruit flavours, gently seasoned with toasty oak, fresh acidity, and a smooth, dryish (5 grams/litre residual sugar), well-rounded finish."
A massive hit at our tasting, this wine is a delight. In our opinion the best value and more than likely one of the best in the country, year in, year out. It has brilliant balance something can be very difficult to achieve with this grape variety.
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Domain Road Central Otago Pinot Noir Rose 2019


New Release This wine sells out smartly, a Rose' Lovers Dream
"On the nose there are lifted aromas of strawberry, raspberry and even cranberry, along with hints of rose petal and cinnamon. The palate is dry, creamy and shows some complex flavours of berry fruits, pear and quince notes.
Mouth filling dry style wine, medium bodied with good concentration, well balanced acidity and an attractive long, crisp, clean finish."
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Opawa Marlborough Rose 2018


Silver NZ International Wine Show 2018
"This wine is bright light salmon colour with a charming and vivacious nose of ripe peaches, pomegranate and spices, leading into a mouth filling, smooth palate. The finish is fresh, clean and refreshing. Opawa Rosé is a dry wine that is a perfect aperitif or accompaniment to fresh summer cuisine."
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Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway Sparkling Shiraz NV


94pts Australian Wine Showcase Magazine Oct 2014
4 Stars Wine State
Silver 2015 BTI World Wine Championships

"Deep crimson colour with brick red mousse and a fine bead. The aroma displays ripe plums, earthy notes and spice. Mouthfilling flavours of plums and prunes with hints of liquorice. Soft, creamy with a persistent cherry, chocolate and spice finish."
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Alexander Dusty Road Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018


New Release Year in Year out this wine receives top reviews
News Flash
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2019
4 1/2 stars & Wine of the Week Michael Cooper.
He said...
“Designed for early drinking, this second-tier red offers great value. Bright ruby, with a fragrant savoury bouquet, it is mouthfilling, with concentrated, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours showing good complexity and the structure to mature well. It’s as good as many $40 pinot noirs. $27.”
"Made from handpicked fruit off our home Hinakura Vineyard, the newly-released 2018 vintage has a full and densely packed nose of ripe dark raspberry, cherry and dark berry fruits, with liquorice and spicy notes on a well-structured, elegant palate with plenty of fruit weight. A concentrated full-bodied pinot noir with fine-grained tannins, energy and power with a smooth finish and great mouthfeel"
. – Winery Notes
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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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Langmeil Barossa Orphan Bank Shiraz 2016


Silver Berliner Wein Trophy
Silver Decanter World Wine Awards
92 points The Real Review, Huon Hooke

"A rich bouquet of red and blue fruits, herbs and cedar, entwine with hints of sage, chocolate and savoury notes. Rich and juicy raspberry and Satsuma plum fill the mouth, with allspice sweetness adding to the mouthfeel. The fruit is well balanced with hints of briary spice and textural, fine-grained tannins on the lengthy finish. Cellaring: 2018 – 2033. Alc. 14.5%"
Elsewhere up to $67.99

Yalumba Barossa Paradox Shiraz 2015


95/100 & Top 5 Gourmet Traveller 2018
95/100 5 Stars James Halliday's 2018 Wine Companion
5 Stars, 95/100 Bob Campbell MW 2017
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim 2017
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan 2017
94/100 Campbell Mattinson 2018. He said...

"Shiraz from the northern end of the Barossa Valley. It tastes sweet, deep and essential. Sweet with berried fruit, deep of toast and earth, essential sump oil characters completing a luxurious display of Barossa shiraz. Oak has been folded seamlessly in, as though it was always there. Tannin too is in synch. You’ll see vanilla, violet, malt and mint characters here if go looking but chances are, if you enjoy Barossa shiraz, you’ll be too busy sinking into its loveliness."
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Yalumba Samuel's 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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Box A The Long WEEEKEnd BMix


2 Corte Giara Allegrini Prosecco 2016 Dry
4 Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
2 Charles Wiffen Marlborough 2013 Riesling
4 Little Giant Barossa 2017 Shiraz
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Box B Three Best Buy Shiraz


4 Mount Monster Padthaway 2016 Shiraz
4 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2017 Shiraz
4 Little Giant Barossa 2017 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $303.88

Box C A Great White Fix


4 Corte Giara Allegrini Prosecco 2016 Dry
4 Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Charles Wiffen Marlborough 2013 Riesling
1 Charles Wiffen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2012
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Box D All the Great Shirazamazz


3 Sons of Eden Marschall Barossa Shiraz 2017
3 Mount Monster Padthaway 2016 Shiraz
3 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2017 Shiraz
3 Little Giant Barossa 2017 Shiraz
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Box 1 Great Aussies Save $124


4 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2017 Shiraz
4 Yalumba Samuels Collection 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
4 Yalumba Barossa Paradox 2015 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $399.88

Box 2 Funky Whites Save $102


4 Corte Giara Allegrini Prosecco 2016 Dry
4 Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Charles Wiffen Marlborough 2013 Riesling
1 Charles Wiffen Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2012
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Box 3 Great Mix Save $102


3 Corte Giara Allegrini Prosecco 2016 Dry
3 Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2017 Shiraz
3 Yalumba Samuels Collection 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
Elsewhere up to $326.88

Box 4 Kiwi Aussie Love Save $114


3 Domain Road Bannockburn Central Otago 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
3 Charles Wiffen Marlborough 2013 Riesling
3 Jip Jip Rocks Padthaway 2017 Shiraz
3 Yalumba Barossa Paradox 2015 Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $365.88