Grenache is one of the most widely planted red varieties in the world, but is exceptionally rare in New Zealand. This Cellar Selection wine is wonderfully ripe and fragrant, overflowing with perfumed cherry, licorice, and violet characters.
William Downie has made 100% Petite Verdot wine, which is certified biodynamic and vegan. The resulting wine has a deep colour, dark berry fruit aromas on the nose that are ripe and intense with ink and violets. Ripe, fleshy fruit on the palate is nicely supported by rustic tannins. Unusual and delicious.
This Aglianico is organic and widely reputed to be one of the best grape varieties to come out of Southern Italy. This lovely wine displays notes of cherry, herbs and tar. 20% of the wine has been aged in oak barriques which helps to add an extra layer of complexity.
From the famous Petra house this brilliant value `Super Tuscan` is bright ruby red in colour. The bouquet is full of red fruit, with hints of black cherry and blueberry. The wine has excellent balance and length with a tangy finish of blackberry and dried fruit. A real Tuscan treat!
This exceptional red wine from Touraine is made from 30 year old Cabernet Franc vines grown on gravel soils in a warm micro-climate. It has been aged on the lees in Burgundy casks for a year to bring roundness and subtlety. The colour is an unexpectedly deep purple, and the bouquet combines black fruits and spice.
The clean, fresh and distinctly aromatic style comes from meticulous winemaking with stainless steel and temperature control. This single vineyard Sancerre rosé has the added complexity of mineral flavours on the mid weight, creamy textured palate.
The Orzada Camenere from Odfjell is a rich dark red in colour. The wine is intense and complex on the nose, with spices and ripe red fruits such as cherries, raspberries, and plums mixed with aromas of blackberries and anise. The palate is juicy and powerful with velvety-soft tannins and a long finish. It`s big and delicious!
This wine is a project formed between two very good English cricketers (Ian Botham & Bob Willis) and one very good Australian winemaker (Geoff Merrill). The wine shows notes ripe, red fruits, hints of black olives along with menthol. Finishes with a lovely soft mouthfeel.
Rare, exclusive and high quality, this is the red blend from the cult T- Oinos estate on Tinos the Volcanic Greek Island in the Cyclades. usually only seen in top Michelin starred restaurants. A blend of Avgoustiatis and Mavrotragano, it`s a warm generous spicey red with great depth and food-ability.
This wine is a project formed between two very good English cricketers (Ian Botham & Bob Willis) and one very good Australian winemaker (Geoff Merrill). The wine is full bodied showing notes of blackberry, leather and anise. It ends with a lovely dry finish.
Troublemaker is a Californian blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre and Zinfandel. It has an opaque purple-black color and is bursting with jammy black fruits like boysenberry and blackberry, along with a spicy raspberry note.
The Chocolate Block is finally here. You asked for it so we got it! This new vintage has a beautiful deep red colour with aromas of dark black fruits with a hint of raspberry and chocolate. All this follows through on the palate. It`s dry, fruity with present but ripe tanins. Is it worth all the fuss? Hell yes!
The Gimblett Gravels region in Hawkes Bay is known for its unique soil, ideal for the production of premium wines. The Trinity Hills Gimblett Gravels Syrah shows notes of dark berry fruit and crushed black pepper on the nose, with a lifted herbal aromas.
Composed of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Garnacha (40%) and Cariñena (20%) this full bodied wine is intense cherry in colour, with hints of red fruit and light wood balanced with a backbone of minerality. The supple tannins are well integrated, allowing the complex character to unfold on a very long finish.
Deep, black-red in colour, with perfumes of dark cherry, aniseed and blackcurrant on the nose, giving way to good structure on the palate, ripe, silky tannins and a broad, spiced, savoury fruit character. it is spicy and rich to the finish.
Savoury and elegant, with aromas of wet earth, clove and savoury notes complemented by vanilla and violet notes. The palate is dense and finely textured. The 2012 vintage will be seen as one of the best the Cape has ever produced!
Beautiful dark red dress. The nose is powerful with intense notes of juniper, black olives and pepper. In the mouth, it is an explosion of red fruit, with floral and spicy notes, but with a very nice balance combining great freshness, a beautiful complexity, a soft texture and a nice acidity. A wine that has a lot of character.
The Domaine de Breseyme Cotes du Rhone is from Brezeme, one of the smallest vineyard regions in the Southern Rhone. Made from 100% Syrah, this wine displays ripe blue fruit, leathery notes and black pepper spice.
The P`tit Pape is a Northern Rhone style blend, of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre from the Californian Central Coast. Aromas of wild thyme, sagebrush and cranberry lead into a lighter yet lively palate full of chaparral spice, cracked pepper and zesty red fruit. Serve with anything.
A beautiful single vineyard Syrah from Stellenbosch made by star winemaker Reenen Boorman. Very northern Rhone in style with fragrant blue fruit and black pepper spice. Beautifully balanced on the palate with ripe, concentrated fruit, soft tannins and a long savoury finish.
The superb Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas is made by Laurent Brechet from his 26 hectare estate close to the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. As at Vaudieu, the wine has freshness yet richness. Laurent has identified three different terroirs which add to the potential for different ripeness levels and fruit characters.