Three Ducks Gisborne Chardonnay 2016
From the national homeland of Chardonnay, this is obviously chardonnay but with a modern twist.
Three parcels of ripe fruit, fermented and aged on full lees with varying degrees of solids and MLF but no oak has resulted in a modern-edged wine with obvious varietal hallmarks. Funk and toast notes, flint and grapefruit plus some complexity with a nice toasty finish. It's all there!
Mcwilliam's Jj Mcwilliam Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
The McWilliams are very proud of their family history, so for them to put JJ (John James McWilliam) on their label is a tribute to the quality of the wine in the bottle. Their JJ Cabernet is distinctive and delicious, full of flavour. It's a fantastic partner to lamb or a big rump steak, sizzling straight off the grill.
Two Fathoms Currency Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014
From the up-and-coming Currency Creek region in South Australia (cooled by the Southern Ocean and Lake Alexandrina), this is a stylish, elegant red. The palate is driven by plummy fruit flavours with restrained, soft tannins and lifted blackcurrant notes. It's a treasure - and the value is almost too good to fathom!
Philippe Dublanc Brut NV
Characterised by its elegance of bouquet and finessed palate, Philippe Dublanc is a wonderful French bubbly for any light-hearted gathering.
Ponder Marlborough Pinot Gris 2016
Predominantly Awatere, this wine is a lovely expression of cool climate Pinot Gris. Showcasing the purity of fruit and lovely acidity that the Awatere region delivers it is made in a pleasingly dry style with excellent drinkability. The ripe fruit gives a sense of weight and sweetness yet without the sugar and the natural texture of the wine shows as a result. This Pinot Gris is well-balanced and beautifully made in a just-dry style
Caudo Honor Shiraz 2015
The Caudo family's stunning property on the banks of the mighty Murray River is home to vines carefully nurtured and tended by Zac Caudo. He's passionate about getting the absolute best from the vines, and that attention and care shows in every bottle of Caudo wine. This plush, rich Shiraz is one of our top recommendations.