12th - 18th September This Weeks Wine Offer

Under A Brilliant Rainbow
Carrick Billet Doux Central Otago 2018 Pinot Noir
The Billet Doux is a preservative free wine made with fruit from the Cairnmuir Vineyard. Each year a small parcel of Pinot Noir is identified as appropriate for producing this wine. Made in tiny quantities, it is hand bottled with a cork closure.
We first tried the 2017 version of this wine in Wellington at the start of the year. We were blown away at how good it was. We were disappointed to find yet not surprised, that it had sold out.
When the 2018 was released, we grabbed a bottle. Our reaction was instant. WOW. It is a wonderfully interesting, delightful and serious Pinot Noir, at what we believe to be a bargain price for a wine of this quality.
It won't go to a wine show and was very much a secret until now.
Elsewhere up to $36.99 $28.99

Our Bargain Buy of 2019, Simply Brilliant Buying
Yalumba Y Series Tempranillo 2018
93 Points 5 Stars Wine Orbit
"Beautifully ripe and youthfully fragrant, the fragrant bouquet shows Black Doris plum, violet, vanilla and olive characters, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is succulent and fleshy. It is up front and approachable, filled with delectable flavours. At its best: now to 2022."
At our tasting this wine sold out in a flash, it was a huge hit.
Elsewhere up to $18.99 $13.99

Brilliant GSM
Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 GSM - 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.
Skite sheet includes; 5 Stars Wine Orbit, Silver Bob Campbell & 92 Points Cameron Douglas
Elsewhere up to $27.99 $19.99

Brilliant from the Gravels
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot 2016
Gold Medal Mondial du Merlot 2018
Trophy & Gold Medal New Zealand Royal Easter Wine Show 2018
5 Stars Michael Cooper 2018
5 Stars Raymond Chan 2018
Great Gimblett Gravels Merlot
"...Delicious young, it is fragrant and vibrantly fruity, with very generous plum, black current, red-berry and spice flavours, gentle tannins, and a very harmonious, rich, finish. Forward in its appeal, it's likely to be at its best 2019+." Michael Cooper
Elsewhere up to $31.99 $21.99

Brilliant Secret
Domain Road Defiance Felton Road Central Otago Chardonnay 2017
Gold 96 Points Decanter Wine Awards 2019
96pts Cameron Douglas MS
Silver Bob Campbell MW
4 Stars Wine State " Well worth cellaring ....light lemon/green it has a fresh, citrusy, slightly smokey bouquet, showing good complexity. An elegant, youthful wine, it is tightly structured with vibrant grapefruit-like flavours, fresh acidity, savoury biscuity notes and a lengthy finish."
"A delicious wine that captivates and shows off Chardonnay from the region". Cameron Douglas MS
Elsewhere up to $31.99 $23.99

Brilliant Gewurz
Askerne Reserve Hawke's Bay Gewurztraminer 2018
New Release
5 Stars Michael Cooper August 2019
5 stars Wine State. They said...
"Already a lovely mouthful, this is a softly mouthfilling wine, weighty and rich. Bright, light lemon/green, it has concentrated stonefruit flavours, hints of ginger and spices, excellent delicacy and harmony, and an off-dry, lasting finish."
Harvested at 1 tonne per hectare you know its going to be good coming from these guys. Made for the cellar.
Elsewhere up to $31.99 $24.99

Brilliant Noir Deal Flying
Grey Ridge Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
Over the last 20 years we have seen the growth in the quality and the love for the 'Central Wine’ explode. This wine represents a number of the reasons for that growth.
The lovely cherry bomb of Central Otago smoothness that wraps itself around your senses and forces you to ‘unquestionably want’ another glass. Medium in colour, with a nose full of cherry ripeness which leads to a beautifully balanced palate, which seduces and charms.
Great drinking now and well into late 2020 early 2021.
Small production, so not a regular on the show circuit. We cannot recommend this stunner enough.
It is our “Pinot Noir Buy of The Year” to date.
Silver Medal Bragato Wine Competition
A little note: When you compare this wine, with many of the usual suspects at this price point it simply leaves them in its wake. Those who like screaming at Meg, walking the Devil's Staircase, counting to Two and the Rabbits on the Ranch will be HUGE fans of this wine very quickly.
Elsewhere up to $39.99 $26.99

Brilliant Balance
Askerne Hawkes Bay Viognier 2018
New Release
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.
Elsewhere up to $25.99 $18.99

Box A Central Burgundy
5 Domain Road Defiance Felton Road Central Otago Chardonnay
4 Grey Ridge Central Otago 2015 Pinot Noir
3 Carrick Billet Doux Central Otago 2018 Pinot Noir
Elsewhere up to $430.88 $311.88

Box B Smooth Red Attention
6 Yalumba Y Series Tempranillo 2018
3 Grey Ridge Central Otago 2015 Pinot Noir
3 Yalumba Samuels Collection Barossa 2017 Grenache Shiraz Mataro
Elsewhere up to $317.88 $224.88

Box C For the Love of White
5 Domain Road Defiance Felton Road Central Otago Chardonnay
4 Askerne Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2018
3 Askerne Reserve Hawke's Bay Gewürztraminer 2018
Elsewhere up to $355.88 $270.88

Box D Kiwi Love
3 Domain Road Defiance Felton Road Central Otago Chardonnay
3 Askerne Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2018
3 Grey Ridge Central Otago 2015 Pinot Noir
3 Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Merlot 2016
Elsewhere up to $368.88 $275.88

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