Lil Rippa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
First our Tasting Panel raved about this gem and rated it a Silver-medal score, then it won Silver at the Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017. It offers a beautifully pungent mix of sweet greens and light tropicals with juicy acidity and a satisfying salty crunch. You'll be thrilled to have it in your glass.
Hawkesbridge Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017
This wowed the Tasting Panel as soon as the bottle was opened and quickly made the Wine of the Year Finalist list. It has classic super-ripe pear and baked apple aromas are backed by an intriguing suggestion of spicy shortbread. It has been made just off-dry, but there is an impressive amount of fruit concentration on the palate along with the variety's typically complex, oily texture. It's destined for greatness.
Paradox Gisborne Chardonnay 2016
Traditionally styled and deliciously drinkable the palate is creamy and smooth with good varietal flavour and nicely integrated oak.
Tolley The Trustees Tawny 500ml NV
This is a very special release of a remarkable Tawny from the award wining Tolley label. Made from selected parcels of fruit sourced from grape growing regions renowned for their fortified wines this Tawny is rich and complex with lots of sweet, nutty flavours restrained by the excellent acidity and dry old oak tannin finish.
Willowbrook Gisborne Pinot Gris 2016
Good fruit richness on the entry with nice texture and some pleasant chalky notes to balance. The finish is dry and well-balanced with some intensity and concentrated fruit flavours and a long satisfying finish.
Saltram Winemaker's Reserve Barossa Shiraz 2014
No history of the Australian wine industry is complete without the mention of Saltram, the Barossa winery that's been creating prestigious wines since 1859. This Winemakers Reserve Barossa Shiraz is no exception. Made with select parcels of shiraz harvested from expressive vineyards in the heart of the Barossa, it's soft and plush with a great hit of dark berry fruits and spicy notes.
The Sounds Marlborough Methode Traditionnelle 2014
This Pinot Noir-dominant blend, the first from The Sounds since 2009, is a modern Méthode, medium-bodied in style with a high proportion of Chardonnay. It delivers elegance and refinement that's exceptionally appealing.
Neil Mcguigan Series Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016
As one of Australia's most awarded winemakers, you can always trust that a wine from Neil McGuigan is going to deliver. This red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot is from the Series range which brings together fruit from a mix of hot and cool wine regions. The result is a seamless harmony of soft and smooth blackberry and raspberry fruit, complexed by dusty oak and fine grainy tannins.
Ca'boscari Salento Igt Negroamaro 2015
Negroamaro roughly translates as "dark black" which is an appropriate name for the grape which has been associated with Puglia for 1,500 years. The best examples, such as this, hail from Salento where it is most often enjoyed with antipasto sharing platters.