Craft Farm Hawkes Bay Syrah (6 Bottles) 2014
Since being established in 2010, the Lyons Hillside Vineyard have made it their mission to produce single-site wines that showcase the essence of where the wine is made and this particular drop is nothing but pure Hawkes Bay. A fantastic addition to the cellar of local red connoisseurs.
Babich Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2014
Babich has been producing Irongate Cabernet Merlot since 1986 and it has evolved into a richly flavoured, balanced and elegant wine. This vintage is savoury and spicy and shows good complexity with ripe blackcurrant and plum flavours. Good tannin support.
Mountford Estate Waipara Liaison Pinot Noir 2012
Mountford Estate wines come from 21 year-old vines grown on a 10 hectare vineyard on the Eastern hillside of the Waipara Valley, a region highly regarded for its limestone-rich soil. The vineyard and winemaking teams use bio-dynamic practices in the vineyard and traditional Burgundian methods in the winery. The wines they produce have an international reputation for elegance.
Dunleavy The Strip Cabernet Merlot 2013 2013
Bordering the old Waiheke Air Strip this vineyard produces world-class Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. A deep ruby red coloured wine with aromas of blackcurrant, plum, dried herbs and tobacco smoke. The palate is dark and inky, filled with ripe tannins, dark fruits, licorice spice and an olive savouriness. The exceptional 2013 vintage has produced a wine that will reward cellaring for 6-7 years.
Newton Forrest Cornerstone Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Malbec (6 Bottles) 2010
"A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec from Gimblett Gravels. Smooth textured red with flavours suggesting a compote of dark berry fruits with a hint of violets and spicy oak. Quite a rich and warming wine that is showing a hint of savoury bottle development but shows plenty of potential." 95 points. Bob Campbell MW review November 2016