24th April - 2nd May


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The Last Drops of Brilliance
Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
News Flash Metro Top 50 Wines 2019
Super Classic Status Michael Copper's Wine Companion
5 Stars 94/100 Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan. 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. 18.5+/20..."
This wine has now moved to the 2018 vintage; this is the last of the 2017 be quick.
Elsewhere up to $28.99 $19.99

Terrific Drinking and Value
Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2017
5 stars, Wine Orbit
5 stars, Raymond Chan
4 stars Michael Cooper's Wine Companion 2019
Silver Bob Campbell
"The palate is full bodied and rich while retaining great balance. Browned butter, toasted cashew and canned peach notes all add interest. These layers of richness come mainly from perfectly ripened grapes, sweet French oak barrels and warm fermentation temperatures. A touch of pithy texture and acidity keep this richness in check."
Elsewhere up to $26.99 $18.99

Brilliant You’ll A Gris
Main Divide Waipara 2016 Pinot Gris
Top Wine 5 Stars Wine NZ Pinot Gris Tasting 2019
Pinot Gris of the Year Wine State 2018
93 points Cameron Douglas MS
4 1/2 stars Michael Cooper.
"On the nose there are pronounced aromas of stonefruit, lychees and pear drops, underpinned with honey suckle and tropical spices. It is full-bodied, concentrated and unctuous in the mouth with tangy hint of root ginger. The earlier picked fruit adds freshness and satisfying acidity, while the noble botrytis and lees aging have increased the mouth feel and complexity of this wine."
Elsewhere up to $24.99 $17.99

Howard Park Western Australia 2016 Chardonnay
Howard Park Western Australia 2016 Chardonnay
2016 Howard Park Chardonnay Named in Top 10 Wines of 2017
Tyson Seltzer’s Australian & New Zealand Wines of The Year 2017. ‘The Top 10 Wines of the Year Under $60’ category.
5 stars Huon Hooke The Real Review
5 Stars 94/100 J Halliday
“The cool altitude of Mount Barrow in Great Southern unites with the refreshing south of Margaret River to create a chardonnay of fragrant elegance, driven by a refined core of delicate lemon and white peach fruit, tense yet harmonious and very long. One of the greats from Howard Park.” Tyson Stelzer
"...The fragrant and fresh bouquet heralds a fresh and inviting zesty palate, the flavours ranging through citrus and stone fruits of all kinds, oak playing a pure support role. A wine with time on its side." James Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017
Elsewhere up to $54.99 $31.99

First Time ever
Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017
This wine was always a Shiraz/Cabernet Blend; it's now a Shiraz pure, simple and very good indeed.
Gold & Best Value 2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards
"Deep plum with a crimson hue with a lifted bouquet of raspberry, plum, mulberry and blackberry. Bright and juicy with plum and dark berry fruits. The succulent and rich fruit is wrapped in fine tannins. This wine has lovely weight and balance.
The McLaren Vale vintage of 2017 was rated the best of all the South Australian sub regions, hence such great wine at such a small price."
Elsewhere up to $21.99 $15.99

Catapult Into Action Wirra Wirra 2017
Catapult Elevated Vineyards McLaren Vale Shiraz
Gold 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards
5 Stars Wine Orbit
James Suckling.com Nick Stock 92 Pts. He said...
“Bright raspberries and red plums with some darker blackberries, leading to a fleshy, plump and pleasure-filled palate. Attractive freshness. Screw cap. Drink now.”
From a super vintage; this is silky, beautifully balanced Shiraz.
Elsewhere up to $27.99 $18.99

Clearing the Last Bottles
Champagne Ayala Majeur Rose Brut
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."
Elsewhere up to $113.99 $69.99

Terrific Terrific and Really Good
Paulett Polish Hill River Clare Valley Cabernet Merlot 2014
94 points 5 Stars James Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Gold NZ International Wine Show 2018. They said...
"Sweetly scented aromas of baked strawberry tart, blackberry and spicy oak with a subtle herbal infusion on the nose. It's supple and juicy, offering waves of tasty flavours and a lingering smooth finish."
Elsewhere up to $28.99 $19.99

From Granges ex star Winemaker
John Duval Entity Barossa Shiraz 2016
97 Pts and Platinum Best in Show Decanter Asian Wine Awards 2018
97 Pts James Halliday 2019 Halliday Wine Companion August 2018
95 Pts Campbell Mattinson the Wine Front July 2018. He said…
"Svelte, sturdy, plump, you name it. There's ample tannin here but the fruit sweeps through it. This is a ripping Barossa/Eden Shiraz. As generous as it is refined; as neat as it is ribald. Blackberry, roasted plums, cloves, mint, dark chocolate and a rush of boysenberry. Both grunty and succulent." It's a beauty.
Elsewhere up to $68.99 $53.99

Box 1 Aussies in Red
4 Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise McLaren Vale Shiraz 2017
4 Vasse Felix Margaret River 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017
4 Wirra Wirra 2017 Catapult Elevated Vineyards McLaren Vale Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $319.88 $215.88

Box 2 White Kiwi & Classic
4 Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
4 Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2017
4 Main Divide Waipara 2016 Pinot Gris
Elsewhere up to $323.88 $227.88

Box 3 Classic Australasia
3 Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
3 Theory and Practice Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2017
3 Vasse Felix Margaret River 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017
3 Wirra Wirra 2017 Catapult Elevated Vineyards McLaren Vale Shiraz
Elsewhere up to $341.88 $230.88

Box 4 Tops
4 Palliser Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
4 Main Divide Waipara 2016 Pinot Gris
4 Paulett Polish Hill River Clare Valley Cabernet Merlot 2014
Elsewhere up to $331.88 $231.88

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