Cape Campbell Reserve Pinot Gris 2016
Dry styled it shows good fruit weight and excellent texture from a portion of barrel fermentation. Well balanced with a pure acid line driving through to a long, well-textured finish. Flavourful, complex and satisfying.
Hawkesbridge Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2016
A single vineyard wine harvested at optimum ripeness from an outstanding vineyard site on Dog Point Road in the Wairau. Meticulous vineyard management has produced ripe, concentrated fruit from a naturally high-yielding vintage. Ideal ripening through April delivered fruit that shows real intensity of flavour while retaining the hallmarks of cool-climate wine. Cool-fermented with cultured yeast to retain fruit characters and release this wonderfully aromatic variety's unique flavour and aroma compounds.
Chateau Malbat Optimus Bordeaux 2014
Alphonse Rochet bought Chateau Malbat in 1865 at the height of Europe's phylloxera epidemic. Despite that he successfully built the foundations of a stunning winery which has been passed from generation to generation and this Gold-medal winning stunner is the latest in a long line of amazing drops.
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.
Vasarelli Vineyards Family Reserve Mclaren Vale Cabernet Franc 2014
Pat and Vicki Vasarelli have been growing Cabernet Franc on their McLaren Vale vineyards for almost 30 years. The vines are lovingly hand tended, giving the fruit an exceptional level of quality. This exclusive Cabernet Franc shows concentrated rich red berry fruit with hints of vanilla and cedar-like oak. A rarity worth enjoying for years.
Templars Hill By Mt Difficulty Wines Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Made by Matt Dicey and the team at Mt Difficulty, the Templar's Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was harvested later than usual, delivering a ripe fruit profile brimming with pineapple, kumquat, and crushed herbs notes.
Black Wattle Regional Selection Limestone Coast Shiraz 2014
This outstanding cool climate Shiraz is a treasure trove of flavour, with juicy dark berry flavours interwoven with subtle vanillin oak and hints of spice. It's made with fruit from the cool-climate Limestone Coast region, one of the top spots for collectable reds.
Freeland Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016
A New Zealand Wine Society exclusive Pinot Gris made by our very own Jo Gear and the talented James Dicey. This wine is predominantly single vineyard, which was carefully tended from vineyard to bottle to deliver a hand-crafted pure-fruit expression. This Pinot has delicious aromas of nashi, pear syrup and bush honey with delicate white spiced florals. The palate is full-bodied and fleshy, the ripe fruit flavours are lengthened by juicy acidity and an attractive slippery texture.
Hawkesbridge Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
Since 1994, Hawkesbridge has proudly showcases wines from the Wairau Valley - to critical acclaim. This single-vineyard Pinot is utterly delightful and bound for wine-show success. Watch this space!
Riddoch E.k. Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
After a year-long search, our Tasting Panel unanimously voted this our 2015 Red Wine of the Year. It's a classic Coonawarra Cabernet, the famous Riddoch label. It has beautiful lifted red fruits, hints of cassis, mulberry and blueberry. Oak is supportive and textural - just as it should be. Enjoy now or cellar until 2020.