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Askerne Estate Dessert Cabernet 2015

$21.00 $18.90

Chocolate, spice and plum characters on the nose combine with sweet berry fruit, chocolate and marshmallow flavours supported by a grainy, spicy array of plum and raspberry on the palate. Delicious on its own or match with a decadent, dark chocolate based dessert or strong cheeses.

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Askerne Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec 2015

$23.00 $20.70

This complex blend showcases a great vintage on our Havelock North vineyard. Dark and brooding on the nose with black doris plum, aromatic jasmine and underlying mineral notes of graphite and tar. The palate is broad and soft with supple front palate tannins and soft vanilla oak enveloping the fruit. Drink now or cellar for 5-7 years.

4.5 STARS – Wine Orbit

4 STARS – Raymond Chan

GOLD – Hawkes Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards

SILVER – Air NZ Awards

 

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Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2015

$76.00 $68.40

 

Only the oldest parcels of fruit are used in this, our premium Pinot Noir. The fabled Abel clone, allegedly smuggled from Burgundy in the mid-70s, makes up 40% of the blend. The result is a very complex, structured wine, beautifully perfumed in the classic Ata Rangi style. Exotic spice of star anise and sandalwood layer with dark cherry and rose petal on the nose. As is a hallmark of our Pinot, a savoury herbal note reminiscent of oregano offsets more overt fruit characters. The palate is bright, fluid and focused. Fine tannins build through the mid palate carrying the wine to a long elegant finish. Cellaring 10 to 20 years.

5 STARS – Bob Campbell MW, August 2017
5 STARS – Sam Kim, July 2017
5 STARS – Raymond Chan, October 2017
97 POINTS – Nick Scott, November 2017
96 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, August 2017

 

 

Aurum Amber Pinot Gris 2016

$56.00

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Bone dry, rippled with minerality and tannins. This wine is at the cross roads of a red wine for its tannins and texture, a cool climate white wine for its intense minerality and a barrel fermented white wine for its charming oxidative notes.  Appearance is clear amber/orange colour. Bouquet: Spiced honey, dried nectarines and pears.

Aurum Dry Riesling 2015

$29.00

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Wow! Lime alert! This southern star smashes through the palate with green apple and quartz-powder, mineral-driven mouthfeel that lingers long and will send your saliva glands into overload. The citrus intensity is one thing, but the honeysuckle and hints of biscuit really add to the complexity of this wine in the mouth. It’s a clean, zingy wine which zips into action immediately. This is the sort of wine that’ll be perfection with classic, sweet and sour pork with pineapple chunks. Appearance is crystal clear, pale lemon.
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Babich Wines Irongate Cabernet Merlot Franc 2015

$38.00 $34.20

Sweetly perfumed – clove and cinnamon backed up with dark plums, vanilla and a touch of cedar. Richly fruited. Plums and forest berries with savoury leather and cigar notes. Seamless and dense tannins add to the sense of warmth. Opulence nicely balanced with a red vibrancy and spice on the finish. This wine is a brilliant match for red meats, game and pasta dishes. A perfect partner for casseroled lamb shanks or with scotch fillet, roasted rare. Recommended cellaring 3-15 years.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017

94 POINTS Cameron Douglas MS, 2017

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Crazy by Nature Cosmo Red 2015

$27.00 $24.30

“In 1984 they thought we were crazy to grow our grapes organically. We’ve spent the last thirty years proving that they were right! Now, it seems everybody wants to be crazy, and that’s just what this planet needs. Crazy by Nature – makes perfect sense.”

De La Terre Syrah 2015

$31.00

Complex aromas of violets and ripe black fruits, layered with floral notes and a dark pepper spice. Nuances of fine-grained French oak support the fruit aromas.  An initial burst of dark and rich Syrah fruit is supported by very fine tannins and toasty French oak. The flavour is both long and persistent and highlights the impeccable balance between fruit, tannin and acidity.

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Domain Road Duffers Creek Riesling 2015

$26.00 $23.40

An off-dry style fermented cool in stainless steel tank after gentle whole bunch pressing.  Lifted aromas of melon and citrus fruit with honey and lemon on the nose.  A small amount of residual sweetness is well balanced and allows subtle flavours of lime and ginger on the palate.

GOLD MEDAL – Bragato 2017

SILVER MEDAL – NZIWS 2017

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Domain Road Sauvignon Blanc 2015

$24.00 $21.60

The Sauvignon Blanc shows attractive aromas of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, pineapple and hints of capsicum on the nose.  A mouth filling wine with good weight and texture on the palate, well balanced with great length on the finish. Food matches, fish and seafood.

4 STARS – Raymond Chan

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Drumsara Pinot Noir Rose 2015

$29.00 $27.55

The 2015 Pinot Rose has a bright pink colour. A very aromatic Rose with aromas of strawberry, raspberry & passionfruit. A generous palate with fresh strawberry, concentration and lingering finish.

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Easthope Skeetfield Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015

$41.00 $36.90

This warm vintage produced ripe flavours at low potential alcohol. The initial aromatic impact is gunflint, peach and citrus blossom. The palate belies its relatively low alcohol level with rich flavours and a creamy texture punctuated by vivid fresh citrus fruits. This wine is a keeper; offering great maturation potential over the next 5-7 years.

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Escarpment Martinborough Chardonnay 2015

$34.00 $30.60

Flavours are reminiscent of white stone fruit with delightful soft texture ensuring a long commanding finish.

93/100 – James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, November 2017

91/100 – Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, March 2018

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Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

$51.00 $45.90

Perfume, elegant fruit flavours, and soft ripe tannins are all hallmarks of this exceptional Pinot Noir.

5 STARS – Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, May 2017

93/100 – Marvin Shanken Wine Spectator, April 2017

92/100 – Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, March 2018

92/100 – Bob Campbell, www.bobswinereviews.com, Aprli 2018