Lifted blue fruits, blood plum, ripe blackberries and Christmas pudding-like spice flow out of the glass with spicy pepper, and hints of bramble and dark chocolate. Generous mouth filling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice.
This is a serious wine with aromatics of dark plum, cherry, spice and earthy undertones. The palate is generous and rich and does not disappoint with these characters shining through, coupled with dark berries. A long tannin structure integrated with new and older French oak make this wine one that will age very well.
This Shiraz has intense red and black cherry fruits that dominate the palate, heightened by the growing presence of blue florals and pepper spice. The tannins are chewy, which is just what you want from this kind of wine, with subtle oak and fine acidity on the finish which carry the wine to achieve amazing length and balance.
This Cabernet dominated Bordeaux blend shows the depth and intensity gained from a cool micro-climate. Rich and spicy with truffle and vanilla on the nose, beautifully balanced palate with cherry and liquorice, firm tannins and a long intense and satisfying finish.
An intriguing nose of rose petals and summer pudding of lifted red fruits, berries and a little lime marmalade from the co-fermentation with the aromatic Eden Valley Riesling. Wild cherries, blueberries, and mulberries and an impressive stucture balanced by spicy, supple oak and soft velvety tannins.
Aromas of blackberry, plum and chocolate are given an element of spice from 18 months maturation in American oak barrel. It is a powerful Shiraz, richly flavoured with candied fruits, game and mineral nuances, long and satisfying.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A small amount of Shiraz is hand-picked every year to make this limited release Sparkling Shiraz. "You could bite into this! It`s dense, black, chocolaty and richly flavoured, the smooth, spreading flavour of it very easy to fall for.
Another stunning Shiraz from Rory Lane. Clean, grapey tannins, ironstone earthen, and at the same time spicy and structured. Layers are apparent at this early stage, but will age very harmoniously. Unfined and unfiltered.
A delicious wine from Mt. Difficulty! It’s dominated by cassis, blackcurrant and sweet rose petal notes that sit alongside cassia bark and spice elements in the background. These same sweetly scented blackcurrant characters introduce the wine, followed closely with a touch of pepper bringing warmth.