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TODAY'S WINE SPECIALS
Air NZ Wine Awards, 2015.
This is a fulsome, rich and dense Pinot Gris with savoury ripe stonefruit, honey, botrytis-like nuance and flinty interest.
Full, bright, golden straw-yellow colour with lemon ...
Mystery Waipara Pinot Gris 2014
Canterbury Wine Awards, 2016.
Wine Orbit, July 2016.
Nicely lifted on the nose showing nectarine, fresh pear, citrus and floral characters. The palate delivers pristine fruit flavours and smooth texture, enhanced by rounded mouth...
Station Creek Marlborough Pinot Gris 2015
Raymond Chan, April, 2013
Bright, deep golden-yellow colour with some orange hues, lighter on edge. Te bouquet is well concentrated and intense, with tight aromas of ripe, savoury citrus fruit, notes ...
Waipara River Estate 'Single Vineyard' Late Harvest Riesling 2011 (375 ml bottle)
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with some lemon-gold hues, pale on rim. The bouquet is intense and firmly packed with concentrated aromas of limes, yellow florals and flinty, min...
Waipara River Estate 'Single Vineyard' Riesling 2010
Air NZ Wine Awards, 2016.
Parcels from the Awatere Valley and Wairau Valley together combine to create a wine brimming with varietal character, balance and elegance.
The nose is lifted and fresh with no...
Mystery Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Wine Orbit, July 2016.
Wine Orbit, July 2016.
This Sauvignon Blanc is intensely aromatic on the nose displaying grapefruit, green apple, nectarine and basil characters. The palate is lively and fruit expressive, and delive...
Station Creek Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Wine Orbit, July 2016.
Sam Kim Wine Reviews, April 2015.
It's an easy-going chardonnay showing youthful fruit flavours of apricot and citrus with a hint of creamy notes. The palate is nicely rounded and smooth, and finishes long an...
Concha Y Toro Reservado Chardonnay 2015
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, September, 2015.
A lovely ripe style showing nicely lifted aromas of peach, feijoa and lime zest. It's juicy and bright on the palate eith attractive fruit intensity finishing elegantly dry.
Mystery Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Jancis Robinson's Wine Guide, September, 2016.
The 2015 Storm Crossing Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted notes of blackcurrant leaf and fresh herbs.
The palate is crisp and fresh and finishes with a flinty mineral note.Fantastic...
Storm Crossing 'Reserve' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
International Wine Challenge, 2016.
This lush off-dry wine brims with citrus zest and honey flavours.
The bouquet offers lifted lemon and lime aromas, mixed with a hint of jasmine and elderflower.
This Yealands E...
Yealand's Estate 'Land Made' Riesling 2015
Mystery Waipara Pinot Gris 2014
A fresh, light version of this variety. Pale but bright, the Viognier has intense fruity aromas with hints of apricots and peaches that continue through to the juicy fruity pal...
Baron de Badassiere Viognier 2013
NZ International Wine Comp, 2012
This wine is pitch perfect now, drinking absolutely beautifully.
Typical fresh fruit characters of quality Hawkes Bay Chardonnay are evident including grapefruit, melon and f...
Black Sparrow Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2012
Hawkes Bay A & P Wine Awards, 2014
Korea Wine Challenge, June, 2016
Delicate and harmonious combination of berries with plum and cherry jam. Medium body with round and sweet tannins.
Argentina, a country where barbecue is part of the culture an...
Gran Lomo Argentinian Malbec 2015
Wine Orbit, 2015.
Dal Broi 'Private Selection' Shiraz 2015. Unlike the big "brooding" Shiraz styles of South Australia this is a delicious concentrated refined shiraz combining nice blueberry ta...
Dalbroi 'Private Collection' South Australian Shiraz 2015
NZ International Wine Show, Sept, 2014
A Classic McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon with some decent bottle age.
The fruit selected for this vintage is from our Communication Road vineyard near Maslins Beach.
McLarens 'On The Lake' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
A refined and juicy version of Italy's famed Montepulciano.
This fantastic wine boasts warm spices and hints of black pepper.
A very happy companion to all of those Italian fav...
Zinzani Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2014
Chain of Fire Shiraz Cabernet combines the generosity of Shiraz with the elegant structure of Cabernet in a very smooth, very drinkable wine. Harvested at optimum ripeness an...
Chain Of Fire Shiraz Cabernet 2014
The nose shows mulberry and wild blackberry, espresso and cocoa, with hints of pepper.
The palate is smooth and approachable. Full-bodied, with foward berry flavours, good stru...
McLaren's 'On The Lake' South Australian Shiraz 2013
Made from 100% Montepulciano grapes.
This is a majestically smooth, medium-bodied Italian Red. It has flavours of dark cherry, blueberries and ripe plum. It is fruit driven bu...
Decordi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo D.O.C. 2014
This Central Otago Pinot Noir has great colour, quite firm tannins, it's robust rather than elegant and had good length and balance. This is a wine that will age really well". ...
Flying Kiwi Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
Hong Kong International Wine Show, 2015.
Founder Peter Yealands’ vision is to create the world’s most environmentally-friendly wines. His constant search for new innovations led to this lightweight, shatterproof wine ...
Peter Yealands ECO Pinot Noir 2013
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Made from 100% Tempranillo from ‘Campos de Viento’, La Mancha, and bottled without oak aging.
The nose is soft and gently full with lifted aromas of ripe dark raspberry fruit, ...
Campas de Viento Tepranillo 2013
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews.
This is a 'biggy'.
Organically grown fruit, 90% Monastrell and 10% Syrah from "Campos de Riscar & Jumilla."
Dark, deep, black-red colour with some bricking on rim. The bouq...
Campos De Risca Monastrell Syrah 2011
AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge, 2011.
Chocolate, plum and leather aromas of Merlot have combined with the aromatic spice and redcurrent character of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc to produce a fruit dominated yet c...
Black Sparrow 'Gimblett Road' Merlot 2010
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2016.
Crisp, lively and fragrant, this mouth-watering rose shows appealing sauvignon aromas of grapefruit, feijoa, lime zest and fresh herbs on the nose.
The palate is vibrant and ju...
Mystery Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2015
Wine NZ Magazine, October, 2016.
This wine is produced from low yielding Pinot Noir vines. Picked early in the season to retain the bright fruit characters and the crisp acidity. Delicious strawberry and cre...
Black Sparrow Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2016
A little "French Beauty".
On the palate it's fresh and tender, with aromas of tropical fruits, punctuated by a hint of citrus.
Pale rose in colour, this rosé has a floral and f...
Les Calandieres Rosé 2014
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 2015.
A fresh fruity Rosé with aromas and flavours reminiscent of fresh cherries, raspberry and strawberries. This silky smooth wine has a rich palate with a lingering finish.
Monowai Estate Pinot Noir Rosé 2015
"Like its enormously popular red counterpart, this is instantly appealing with plenty of ripe peach, rockmelon and raspberry flavours as well as smooth texture and refreshing...
Sangre de Toro Rosé 2014
Sam Kim Wine Orbit.
Drinks International 2014/2016.
Wine Enthusiast, 2016.
This wine is fruity and crisp, with an attractive balanced acidity. It's all about raspberry and red currents. A refreshing character gives citrus tang to the aftertaste.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mouton Cadet Rosé 2014
Lovely toasty notes melt into the scent of golden apples. Gentle and harmonious on the palate with some richness tempering the citrus finish. The Louis Perdrier Brut is a ble...
Louis Perdrier NV Brut
Sam Kim, March, 2014.
This is a fabulous sparkling wine. It is truely comparable to a champagne but, because it is not produced in the Champagne region it cannot be called such, yet it is made liter...
Veuve du Vernay BRUT
International Wine Challenge 2009
Joelle Thomson, December 2015.
What better way to celebrate a special occasion than with a Magnum of Veuve du Vernay.
This is a fabulous sparkling wine. It is truely comparable to a champagne but, because i...
Veuve du Vernay Brut (Magnums) 1.50 litres
Cuisine Magazine, November, 2011.
"Who said you don't have to spend the earth for really good Champagne? Consistant performer Lanvin ticks most of the boxes and gives change out of $60.00 for a wine with floral...
H. Lanvin & Fils Brut Champagne NV
Champagne under $100.00 Cuisine magazine.
One of the truly great champagne houses. The substantial addition of reserve wines results in an outstandingly rich, yeasty expression with an pure and alluring bouquet and a m...
Louis Roederer NV Brut Champagne
Wines & Spirits
This 'Single Vineyard' Syrah is harvested from the clay soils of the 'Au Plein Soleil' vineyard in Hawkes Bay. This low yielding vineyard has a few vines of Viognier, which is ...
Black Sparrow 'Alan McCorkindale' Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2013
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March, 2016.
Another Waipara special.
2014 was a dream season... Deep ruby hue. Fragrant aromas of rich forest fruit and raspberry with sandalwood, spice, and freshly tilled earth. Cozy a...
Black Sparrow 'The Top Drop' Waipara Pinot Noir 2014
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, April, 2016
Intensely concentrated with layers of exotic dark fruits and spices, with classy French oak providing a sturdy canvas for the pristine fruit.
The 2015 vintage was another stron...
Black Sparrow Central Otago 'Single Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2015
International Wine Challenge, London, May 2016.
Winestate Magazine, Michael Cooper, September, 2016.
Less than 2 weeks in the bottle. This is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at its best - zesty, crisp, simultaniously herbacious and tropical, beautifully aroomatic. Delicious.
Black Sparrow Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
New World Wine Awards, December, 2016.
International Wine Challenge, 2017.
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