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Cable Bay Waiheke Island Syrah 2017

$49.00 $44.10

A little less bolshie than last season’s blend, this little number favours the classical scene over jazz. Boysenberry, red plum, cracked pepper with hints of cocoa . The palate is full bodied, with juicy fruit and spice paving the way to great mouthfeel and sculpted tannin structure. It has great integration, even in it’s infancy, it’s harmonious, the length prodigious. Food match, black tea smoked lamb.

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Cable Bay Waiheke Island Viognier 2017

$35.00 $33.25

Bush honey, apricot, spicy orange zest, lemonade and elderflower aromatics combine to form a rich, delightful nose. The use of French Acacia and Oak barrels, coupled with ageing on yeast lees, has imparted an extra dimension to the flavour profile of this wine; lovely texture with spicy complexity, juicy fruit and balancing acidity. Grape skin contact before pressing has created its heartening phenolic structure. A softhearted golden girl with unwavering backbone. Never one to be content in the background, she is quick witted and overflowing with personality. Enjoy with goat cheese tortellini with smokey bacon lardons and parmesan. Enjoyable upon release this wine will reward cellaring of a further 3 years.

4 STARS – Bob Cambell, July 2018

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Man O’ War Bellerophon Syrah 2016

$61.00 $54.90

After our experience with the 2012 Bellerophon we were able to craft a wine from 2014 that will not only live up to the expectations created by the 2012 Bellerophon but will substantially exceed those expectations. The 2014 Bellerophon is classically structured with an intensely fragrant nose of violets, raspberries and white pepper. Careful management of the stem and Viognier components has resulted in a palate that is soft and elegant exhibiting flavours of ripe red berries. All of which is encased by the distinctive stem tannins giving a lifted freshness and lenght to the finish. The wine is incredibly approachable in its youth but will age gracefully developing more savoury earthy and smoked meat characters with time.

5 STARS – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2017

5 STARS – Bob Campbell MW, May 2016

SILVER MEDAL – Decanter World Wine Awards

4.5 STARS – Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s 2017 Buyers Guide

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Man O’ War Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc 2016

$29.00 $27.55

Deep garnet-purple in colour with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and smoked meat with hints of floral perfume, cocoa, Mediterranean herbs and cedar. The palate is bold with good concentration and volumes of supple tannins. The 2015 Man O’ War Cabernet Franc blend exudes ripe red berry fruits, a hint of spice and a long persistent finish that is engaging in its youth but will reward careful cellaring for 3-5 years acidity.

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Man O’ War Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$25.00 $22.50

The 2016 Sauvignon blanc is a stylish vintage with typical in its herbaceous aromas, tight acidity and ample texture. Typical of Waiheke Sauvignon blanc, our 2016 Estate Savvy is perfect with a year or two of age allowing the wine to mellow and showcase the wines structure and longevity. The wine is conveying the volcanic influence in the soil through its minerality and elevated acidity which is well balanced with texture from the barrel influence and ripe fruit tannins extracted from the skins in the cloudy ferments. This wine is bottled and protected under screw cap as we believe it is the best closure for quality wine.

SILVER MEDAL – Decanter World Wine Awards, June 2017

4.5 STARS – Sam Kim, April 2017

4 STARS – Raymond Chan, April 2017

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Man O’ War Ironclad Merlot Cabernet 2014

$49.00 $44.10

Predominantly Cabernet franc and Merlot, the nose has aromas of sweet ripe fruit with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and darker cassis with hints of floral perfume from the Malbec and Petit Verdot with a flourish of tobacco and cedar from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is vibrant, exuding ripe fruit and a rich texture finishing with supple fine grained tannins. The 2012 Ironclad is a fine example of what Waiheke can achieve in a cooler vintage. It has great fruit accessibility with a powerful structure coated in luxuriant fruit,supple yet powerful. It is an engaging wine in its youth that will reward patient cellaring revealing a refined structure and greater complexity with age. This is our greatest Ironclad yet.

5 STARS – Bob Campbell MW, July 2016

4.5 STARS – Michael Cooper, November 2016

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Obsidian Reserve Syrah 2012

$66.00 $59.40

Bright purple in the glass. Lifted aromas of blackberry along with hints of ripe plums and spice. This is a medium bodied wine showing an abundance of sweet fruit and ripe silky tannins. The oak is well judged and contributes to the persistent finish.

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Obsidian Reserve Viognier 2012

$46.00 $41.40

Vibrant straw with green hues. The wine displays classic varietal characters of honey suckle, apricot and white peach. The palate is well structured and textural with generous sweet fruits and a complex lingering finish.

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Obsidian Rose 2017

$28.50 $25.65

Bright vibrant pink with intense aromas of red berries with hints of spice, the palate is very lively and fresh with juicy acidity and well balanced sweetness. Drink now while young and fresh or cellaring for up to 2 years.

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Obsidian Syrah 2015

$36.00 $32.40

A very dark purple with vibrant crimson hues with intense aromas of black fruits and spice with complex savoury undertones. Medium to full bodied with densely packed flavours of black fruits, plums and spice. Drink now or suitable for cellaring up to 7 years.

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Obsidian Tempranillo 2016

$36.00 $32.40

Bright purple in the glass, this wine displays aromas of black cherry, cloves and hints of vanilla. This is a medium bodied wine showing soft ripe fruit on the entry, with warm broad tannins contributing to the mid palate and a lingering finish.

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Obsidian The Mayor 2013

$51.00 $45.90

Bright vibrant purple with crimson hues. Lifted ripe aromas of black fruits and violets with complex savoury and cedar undertones. The palate is rich and well structured with beautiful texture and supple ripe tannins. This wine is elegant and refined with a restrained power that will benefit from careful cellaring for many years. Drink now or suitable for cellaring up to 10 years.

GOLD MEDAL – Spiegelau International Wine Competition

GOLD MEDAL – NZ International Wine Show

GOLD MEDAL – Bragato Wine Competition