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The popularity of New Zealand's wines is absolutely exploding. Talented winemakers and ideal conditions for several varietals combined with attractive pricing has made this country immensely popular with our customers. Whether you're looking for a fun value-priced wine or a world class bottling, don't overlook New Zealand. Our selection is below...

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2016 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Central Otago
Top Pick!
94 points James Suckling: "A smooth, supple and polished Pinot, this offers aromas and flavors of red and black cherries and plums and delivers a super smooth, silky palate. Effortlessly drinkable Pinot here. Drink now. Screw cap. " (12/2018) K&L Notes: Rated #63 on James Suckling's Top 100 New Zealand Wines of 2018. 40% Muirkirk Vineyard, 30% Morrison Vineyard, 30% Pisa Terrrace Vineyard. 11 months in 15% new French Oak, then 4 months in stainless steel tank prior to bottling. *Biodynamic*
Price: $29.99

From the producer: "Our vineyards were harvested early to capture optimum flavour ripeness while ensuring that less natural sugar was produced to convert into alcohol in this lower alcohol wine. The fruit from each vineyard was kept separate throughout the winemaking process to ensure integrity of each site and to provide the greatest possible number of blending combinations. The fruit was gently pressed, cold settled, racked and cool fermented with selected yeast strains to enhance the unique aromatics and flavours. After fermentation, the wines remaine...
Price: $11.99

95 points Bob Campbell: "Bright, fresh and concentrated sauvignon blanc with punchy regional and varietal flavours including capsicum, nettle, gooseberry, melon and subtle passionfruit. A deliciously accessible wine that delivers everything I expect from Marlborough Sauvignon … and more." (05/2018) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant and powerful lemon, freshly grated ginger and Key lime notes are succulent and juicy on a smooth frame. Fresh acidity turns up the volume on the pure fruit flavors. (MW)" (09/2019) Wine Enthusiast: "This wine is heady in ...
Price: $19.99

2017 Nor Wester by Greystone Pinot Noir North Canterbury
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93 points Bob Campbell: "Gently aromatic wine with bright cherry, crushed herb, anise, spice and nutty oak flavours. A supple, accessible, medium-bodied Pinot Noir with character and sophistication. It offers good value at this price." (05/2019) 93 points Sam Kim: "Wonderfully fruited and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, warm spice and cedar characters, leading to a succulent palate that is supple and beautifully rounded. The wine offers terrific fruit intensity and silky texture, finishing long and delicious." (07/2019) 91...
Price: $19.99

2018 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Rosé Central Otago
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91 points James Suckling: "There’s a fleshy, ripe peach and pear core with pastry and honeydew. The palate has a smooth and fluid feel with attractive, fresh pastry and baked-biscuit notes to close. From organically grown grapes." (10/2019) K&L Notes: Coming from a single block of the Muirkirk vineyard, the grapes are picked specifically to make rosé. One hundred percent Pinot Noir grapes spending 2-3 hours on the skins before being drained off, creates a wine of refreshing acidity and a lovely smooth texture. Nothing tutti frutti here.
Price: $14.99

2018 Matt Connell "Rendition" Pinot Noir Central Otago
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95 points Bob Campbell: "A blend of fruit from Bendigo and Lowburn. Dense, ripe, juicy plum and red rose with subtle chocolate/mocha and liquorice characters. The wine has a lush, sumptuous texture. Delicious now but no rush." (08/2019) 95 points Sam Kim: "Gorgeously fruited and immensely appealing, the bouquet shows dark cherry, sweet plum, vanilla, thyme and toasted hazelnut characters with nuances of spice and floral. The palate delivers excellent weight and depth, while remaining elegant and refined with silky mouthfeel and polished tannins. Youthf...
Price: $29.99

2015 Tongue in Groove "Cabal Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley
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94-95 points Raymond Chan: "Full, even, dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the rim. The bouquet is softly full and deeply packed with concentrated aromas of savoury dark-red berry fruit with notes of dark plums interwoven with a layer of complexing dark and dried herbs with a lifted whole bunch stalk perfume element, some earth and mushroom and a suggestion of game. This has detail and plenty of complexity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and mouthfilling, sweet and luscious flavours of savoury dark-red berry fruit along with notes of dark...

95 points Bob Campbell: "Intense, ripe Sauvignon Blanc with tree fruit, nectarine, red capsicum and guava flavours. A rich, gently tangy and deliciously accessible wine that stood out from the crowd in a tasting of 2018 wines. " (05/2018) 92 points James Suckling: "This offers a complex take on fruit-driven Sauvignon style with fresh limes and lemons, as well as peaches on offer and there’s a succulent wrap of smooth-textured fruit to close." (08/2019) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is on the tropical end of the sp...
Price: $18.99

95 points Bob Campbell: "Impressive sauvignon blanc with gooseberry, lime sherbet dab and capsicum plus a subtle passionfruit influence. An ethereal, aromatic wine with impressive purity. Fruit sweetness is balanced by refreshing and fruity acidity" (09/2019) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant and expressive, with bold Key lime, passion fruit and tangerine flavors that are succulent and show off details of litsea, lemon verbena and makrut lime leaf, accented by a vibrant thread of acidity. (MW)" (02/2020) 91 points James Suckling: "Plenty of tropical...
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95 points Bob Campbell: "Ripe, almost luscious sauvignon blanc with tropical fruit, guava, melon, lime and red capsicum flavours supported by an ethereal texture. A delicious wine, skilfully made from grapes harvested in a very good vintage. " (02/2020) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine shows oodles of bright citrus, melon, stone fruit, green tea, tomato leaf and white spice characters. The laser-sharp acidity provides a beautiful balance to the slippery, creamy texture, keeping the fruit bright and tangy. " (05/2020)
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93 points Sam Kim: "It is impressively fragrant and attractive on the nose showing passionfruit, green rockmelon, kaffir lime and crunchy apple characters, leading to concentrated palate that is lively and zesty. The wine delivers terrific fruit intensity and vibrant acidity, finishing persistent and juicy. At its best: now to 2021." (10/2018) K&L Notes: Tohu Wines describes itself as "He matamua taketake - the original, the first Maori-owned and operated wine label." The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand, and Tohu wines are meant to be an...
Price: $12.99

Winemakers Notes: A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc displaying a vibrant nose with aromas of ripe tropical fruit, herbaceous notes and a lashing of citrus. The palate is lush, generous and textural, with subtle notes of lemon blossom and passionfruit. The finish is refreshing, crisp and dry. 100% Certified Organic Sauvignon Blanc grapes; Alcohol: 13%; Vine age - over 23 years; soils mixed alluvial silt and gravel; wet flowering season with hot summer and long harvest; fruit settled 72 hours before most lots inoculated with specialist Alba Fria yeast;...
Price: $14.99

2018 Spy Valley "Satellite" Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
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93 points Sam Kim: "It is fabulously fruited and lifted on the nose showing feijoa, kiwifruit, rockmelon and lime peel characters, leading to a succulent palate that is intensely flavoursome. The wine offers terrific fruit purity, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2021." (09/2018) 91 points Bob Campbell: "Light, fresh and punchy sauvignon blanc with pineapple, grapefruit and crunchy green capsicum flavours, together with a hint of passionfruit. Good purity and lively acidity helps drive a lengthy finish" (10/2018) K&L Notes: Praise f...
Price: $10.99

93 points Sam Kim: "Fresh and lively, the intensely aromatic bouquet shows passionfruit, grapefruit, feijoa and lime zest characters, leading to a succulent palate that is pristine and mouth-watering. It is up front and immediately appealing with gorgeous punchy flavours. At its best: now to 2021" (07/2019)
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95 points Bob Campbell: "A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Merlot and Malbec. Dense, silken-textured wine with dark berry, cedar, liquorice, subtle floral and spicy oak flavours. A firmly-structured wine with obvious cellaring potential." (05/2019) 95 points Sam Kim: "Following the magnificent 2013 rendition, this is another brilliant offering under this label. Youthful yet completely harmonious and delectable. Aromas of cassis, dark plum, blueberry and game with nuances of bay leaf, cedar and floral on the nose. The palate is concentrated...
Price: $24.99

2017 Akitu "A2" Pinot Noir Central Otago (White Label)
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92 points Decanter: "Expressive nose of rose petals and strawberry. Cherry and plum, bracken and undergrowth flavours, fine tannins and decent acidity." 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Mainly (two-thirds) Clone 777, the 2017 Pinot Noir A2 includes almost one-fourth whole clusters and one-eighth new French oak. Floral-herbal-stemmy notes still mark the nose, but in a sexy, good-kinky sort of way, adding fragrance to deeper notes of dark cherry and plum. It's medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a silky but firm base of tannins and a linger...
Price: $24.99

95 points Bob Campbell: "Unirrigated vines planted in Greywacke river stones. It's 10% barrel-fermented. Quite a rich, textural, and concentrated sauvignon blanc with gooseberry, capsicum, oyster-shell and a suggestion of passionfruit supported by lively acidity " (02/2020) 93 points James Suckling: "Attractively fragrant wild-grass and beeswax aromas here. Some honey, too. There’s a swathe of fresh and lively fruit on the palate with a sleek, compact and long, lemon-pastry finish. Drink now."
Price: $19.99

2016 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir Marlborough
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94 points Sam Kim: "Elegantly styled and inviting, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, plum, olive and floral characters with hints of dried herb and almond. The palate delivers excellent purity and roundness, beautifully complemented by fine texture and polished tannins. The wine is wonderfully proportioned and poised, offering refinement and stylish complexity. At its best: now to 2023." (08/2018) 93 points Bob Campbell: "Bright, fresh and flavoursome Pinot Noir with cherry, raspberry, red rose and spicy oak with a suggestion of savoury and dried herb c...
Price: $29.99

94 points James Suckling: "A very complex and quite different style with plenty of reductive, flinty funk and toasted-lime zest, as well as clotted cream and passion fruit. The palate has a rich and fluid feel with plush, smoothly fleshy build and a sweeping, round finish. Drink now." 93 points Bob Campbell: "Fermented in barrel using indigenous yeasts and transferred out of oak before the following harvest, with a further eight months on lees in tank. The lees, struck flint and subtle oak influence sit nicely alongside bright, herbal-dominant sauvignon...
Price: $26.99

2016 Trinity Hill "Gimblett Gravels" Syrah Hawke's Bay (Black Label)
Top Pick!
94 points Sam Kim: "Fabulously styled as always, the latest offering of this reliable label is another beauty. Fragrant aromas of dark plum, blueberry compote, violet, almond and pepper spice lead to a succulent palate that is silky and rounded, and offers excellent fruit purity and a lingering smooth finish. Tannins are fine and in perfect balance, making the wine immensely appealing and approachable. " (11/2017) 93 points James Suckling: "Attractive florals and red berry fruits swathed in pepper and woody spices, as well as a nicely fitted spicy oak ...
Price: $28.99
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92 points James Suckling: "A very fresh, lithe and juicy feel to this sauvignon with bright, juicy green passion fruit and green mangoes taking center stage, amid fresh, stony resolve. Drink now. " (08/2019) K&L Notes: From the winery: "The Te Muna Road Vineyard is located some seven kilometres outside of the Martinborough township. The vineyard consists of two distinct terraces; the higher comprising very old, stony clay-infused soils perfect for Pinot Noir. The lower terrace of younger stony soils interwoven with limestone provides an excellent env...
Price: $18.99

93 points James Suckling: "This certainly leads with the fragrance and soft, pillowy, tropical fruit of gewurztraminer. The palate has such smooth, fleshy-fruit presence, really stunning lightness and playful, fresh flavors. A blend of 75% gewurztraminer, 16% pinot gris and 9% riesling. Drink now. Screw cap." (10/2019) 93 points Raymond Chan: "Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is firm and taut but elegantly presented with a core of exotic lime and citrus fruit that speaks of Riesling at present, alon...
Price: $19.99

95 points Raymond Chan: "Bright, pale straw colour with a little depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is very deep with intense and deep aromas showing good penetration of exotic florals, with rose-petals and soft notes of Turkish Delight, along with refreshing herb nuances and a little mineral essence. The aromatics are tightly bound. Medium in taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a positive core with plenty of presence, intensity and weight, showing refined exotic rose-petal and exotic florals melded with Turkish Delight and honey with subtle m...
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94 points Sam Kim: "Wonderfully fruited and fabulous expressed, the bouquet shows lifted aromas of passionfruit, feijoa, kiwifruit and lime zest characters, leading to a gorgeous palate that is packed with classic sauvignon flavours. The wine is instantly appealing and delivers excellent vibrancy, finishing persistent and delicious. At its best: now to 2021." (09/2018) 90 points Bob Campbell: "Tangy, fresh, focused sauvignon blanc with grapefruit, lime, passionfruit, pineapple and gooseberry flavours. A silken-textured wine with a backbone of moderatel...
Price: $15.99

90 points James Suckling: "This has a plush and plump feel with a bright core of poached cherries and wild raspberries and supple, ripe tannins that rise off the finish. " (08/2018) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Perhaps the quietest expression to date of this wine, some swirling in glass brings forth delicate aromas like rose petals, strawberries, cherries, white spice, wild herbs and a warm earth character. The palate is elegant and textured, with tangy fruit and tannins that feel a little on the astringent side. As usual, the Petit Clos range of wines ...
Price: $17.99

95 points Bob Campbell: "Fragrantly aromatic Pinot Noir with ripe cherry, plum, spice and subtle oak flavours. An elegant wine with appealing purity and suppleness. There is also a suggestion of floral character, perhaps red rose? Delicious now but no rush." (03/2019) 95 points Decanter: "On former gold-mining terrain in the Bendigo sub-region, the vines were planted in 1998 on north-facing slopes of Waenga fine sandy loam, at elevations up to 264 metres. An untypically cool and windy summer resulted in smaller bunches and lower berry weight than norma...

97 points James Suckling: "This is such profoundly complex pinot with violets, dark cherries, plums, blueberries, graphite, black tea, peppery nuances, licorice and woody spices, all taking a role on the nose. The palate has such density and precision, delivering a powerfully composed and profoundly concentrated core of blueberry and dark-cherry flavor in a layered and refined style. Such impressive depth and character. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. " (10/2019) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the few New Zealand Pino...
Price: $54.99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "According to the back label, the 2016 Pinot Noir includes only certified organic grapes, tartaric acid and preservative (sulfur dioxide). It's a medium-bodied, reasonably structured Pinot Noir, with a fair amount of silky tannins for an entry-level offering, but they serve to give a savory grounding to the ample cherry fruit. Herbal and spice notes add complexity on the nose and finish. It should drink well for up to 5 years from vintage. (JC)" (02/2018)
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95 points Bob Campbell: "Moderately concentrated pinot noir with fresh raspberry, cherry and crushed herb flavours. Youthful wine with a firm structure of ripe tannins - will clearly develop well with bottle age. The wine really opened up as it sat in the glass and will benefit from decanting" (08/2017) 94 points James Suckling: "This has a silky glow to it as well as some very attractive spicy and earthy character. There's great fruit weight and depth in terms of ripe dark cherries and plums. It's young and already so complex. The palate's layered in ...
Price: $24.99

Joe Czerwinski writes: "One of New Zealand's top wineries, Te Mata, under the leadership of chief executive Nick Buck and veteran winemaker Phil Brodie, continues to set the pace in Hawke's Bay. While Coleraine—the winery's flagship red blend—deservedly gets most of the headlines, the Bullnose Syrah and the deftly wooded white wines are also near the top of the heap. The barrel-fermented Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc (which includes small amounts of Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris) is a dead ringer for a top Pessac-Léognan, while the Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir...
Price: $16.99

96 points James Suckling: "A sense of depth of fruit with astute winemaking here. Deeply ripe red and black cherries sit amid violets and fresh, lightly earthy notes. The palate has bright, lithe and juicy red cherries with some forest-floor, woody and leafy notes. Fine but sturdy tannins and a subtly spicy finish. Super length. Drink or hold. Screw cap. *#16 Top 100 New Zealand Wines 2018*" (10/2018) 96 points Sam Kim: "The wine shows a great degree of elegance as well as complexity and intensity; the seductively expressed bouquet shows spiced cherry,...
Price: $39.99

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Te Mata 2018 Estate Vineyards Syrah (Hawke’s Bay). There is a simplicity to thiswine, made by one of New Zealand’s most historicwineries. But simple can be beautiful, particularly when it comes to red wines on the fuller end of the spectrum. At first sniff, pristine red fruit is woven with licorice, olives, herbs and slightly chocolaty oak. But as it opens in the glass, the oak fades and warm stone minerality takes its place. Firmly medium bodied, the tangy fruit is interlaced with savory herbs and balanced by lifted acidity a...
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95 points Sam Kim: "A splendid rendition of the variety; the intensely aromatic bouquet shows kaffir lime, feijoa, sweet basil and dried herb characters with a touch of almond note. The palate is powerful and dynamic, displaying wonderful mid palate weight and vibrancy, leading to a persistent refined finish. It is pristine yet complex with layers of fine texture and mouth-watering flavours. At its best: now to 2028. " (02/2019) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2018 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc is 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Sémillon and 4% Sauv...
Price: $24.99

2018 Te Mata "Bullnose" Syrah Hawke's Bay (Elsewhere $50) (Elsewhere $50)
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97 points Sam Kim: "Combining exquisite refinement and undeniable power, this latest offering is another stunning beauty under this iconic label. The gorgeously perfumed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, sweet raspberry, violet, olive and toasted almond characters with a whiff of fragrant spice. The palate is concentrated, focused and delightfully flowing with outstanding depth and intensity, while remaining elegant and poised, leading to an extremely long expansive finish. Harmonious, seamless and flawlessly precise." (10/2019) 96 points Bob Campbell: "...
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95 points Bob Campbell: "From one of Marlborough's oldest vineyards this dry, but certainly not austere, riesling has punchy lime, citrus blossom and subtle oyster-shell flavours. Quite a concentrated riesling that's delicious now but should develop well in bottle." (11/2019) 95 points Sam Kim: "Offering terrific precision and clarity, the wine shows delicate aromas of fresh apple, lemon peel and lime sorbet on the nose, leading to a brilliantly focused palate that's bright and persistent. It's exquisitely composed and styled with classic structure, en...
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Lisa Perrotti-Brown writes: "Sherwood Estate was started 25 years ago by Dayne and Jill Sherwood. They now have 8 vineyards covering 200 acres - 3 in Marlborough and 5 in Waipara. “Waipara has good mid-palate weight compared to Marlborough with lower cropping in general and the tannins tend to be a bit firmer,” Dayne commented...The wines are naturally fermented using indigenous yeast. The “Heritage” range is made purely with Waipara fruit, with these wines in particular aiming at “being different from your average NZ wine”. These guys are doing a commen...
Price: $11.99

2019 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
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94 points Sam Kim: "Offering fabulous varietal purity and vibrancy, the wine shows green rockmelon, Gala apple, jalapeno and lime peel aromas on the nose with a hint of oatmeal complexity. It's delightfully weighted and persistent with fine texture and bright acidity, making it immediately appealing. Deliciously stylish. At its best: now to 2024." (02/2020) 92 points Bob Campbell: "Fresh, crisp, high-energy sauvignon blanc with appealingly pure lemongrass, lime juice, gooseberry and capsicum flavours. A refreshing wine from a hot, dry vintage where man...
Price: $19.99

96 points James Suckling: "Beautiful clarity of aromas in the grapefruit and lime-peel zone. Then abundant stony, flinty, wet rock complexity. Immensely fresh palate, this is full of life and has a very long, seamless run to a dry, flavorsome finish. Drink or hold. *Top 100 New Zealand Wines of 2018*" (10/2018) K&L Notes: #21 on James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of New Zealand 2018. Rippon was the dream of Rolfe and Lois Mills, pioneers of wine in Central Otago. The first commercial vintage was produced in 1988. Winemaker Nick Mills, son of Rolfe and Lois...
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96 points Sam Kim: "This is gorgeously expressed on the nose showing Gala apple, apricot, lemon peel and floral aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that's bright and refreshing. The wine delivers excellent fruit purity and vibrancy, wonderfully enhanced by subtle sweetness and perfectly pitched acidity, finishing long and delicious. Certified organic. Style: Medium-dry. At its best: now to 2031." (12/2019) 94 points Bob Campbell: "Concentrated, high-energy riesling with lime, citrus, apricot, feijoa and subtle floral flavours. A touch of sweetnes...
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94 points Bob Campbell: "A merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon blend from the Gimblett Gravels district. Bright, fruit-focused red wine with red fruits, cedar and spicy oak flavours. An elegant wine that offers great value at this price" (05/2019) 93 points James Suckling: "Attractively fresh plums and blueberries here with ripe plums, too. The palate has soft, supple and creamy texture with an elegantly silky tannin texture. Great depth and freshness. The oak is nicely played. A blend of 66% merlot, 21% cabernet sauvignon and 13% cabernet franc...
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According to winemaker Theo Coles: "It all began in 2002 when I stumbled across an etching of a large gnarly looking ram standing in a field during my travels. He was defiant, a little sauvage, had an old world charm and was very New Zealand. I bought him, had him framed and hung him up in my lounge. 10 years later I happened across Gareth Renowden, the owner of the Limestone Hills vineyard in the Waipara Gorge. Along with a truffiere he had 1000 Pinot Noir vines planted on beautiful active limestone soil. He wanted help to make some wine, after a walk ...
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93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Redolent of toasted brioche and rising bread, the 2012 Methode Traditionelle offers complex, yeast-driven aromas that complement the subtle nut and citrus notes. It's a medium-bodied blend of 91% Chardonnay and only 9% Pinot Noir, showcasing the crisp, citrusy notes of an aged blanc de blancs after 46 months on the lees. It tastes richer than it does weighty, juxtaposing creamy, nutty notes against an elegant bead and sensation of lightness. I'd expect it to age gracefully under cork, gradually gaining weight and...

90 points James Suckling: "This has a plush and plump feel with a bright core of poached cherries and wild raspberries and supple, ripe tannins that rise off the finish." (08/2019)
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95 points Bob Campbell: "Delicately aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry, oyster shell, mineral, lemongrass and ginger flavours. The wine has an appealing texture and impressive purity, with a lengthy finish. A classy Sauvignon with power and panache." (08/2017) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The barrel-fermented and aged (8 months, in 20% new oak) 2016 Hope Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc features attractive, complex aromas of struck match and pencil shavings layered over white nectarines, melon and fig. It's medium to full-bodied, with a silk...
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91 points Bob Campbell: "Delicately succulent chardonnay with white peach, lime, ginger and subtle spicy oak flavours. Chardonnay made with a light touch. A smooth-textured wine with appealing purity. (BC)" (05/2019) 90 points James Suckling: "This chardonnay has aromas of ripe peaches and fragrant poached pears, as well as melon. The palate is succulent with assertive oak that adds spice to the rich, peachy fruit. " (08/2019) Wine Spectator: "Green apple, lemon and pear flavors are fresh and bright, with accents of fresh fennel, spice and toast, set...
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95 points Bob Campbell: "Delicately-scented Pinot Noir with appealing violet, red rose, dark cherry, anise and subtle smoky oak flavours. A supple wine with an ethereal, seamless texture. This entry-level Pinot Noir sets the bar high for the more illustrious labels." (07/2019) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Aromatic and expressive, with raspberry, cherry and fresh herb notes that are precise on a smooth and supple frame, offering details of matcha green tea, white pepper and forest floor. A hint of fresh nutmeg lingers on the long, expressive finish, where...
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2017 Matt Connell "Lowburn" Chardonnay Central Otago
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95 points Bob Campbell: "Aromatic Chardonnay, with appealing toasted nut, chalky mineral, white peach, citrus and spicy oak flavours. Very elegant and integrated wine. Silken-smooth texture and a lingering finish. A classy wine that should develop well." (09/2018) 94 points Sam Kim: "Beautifully styled and elegantly complex, the engaging bouquet shows nectarine, nougat, lemon peel, vanilla and hazelnut characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is wonderfully weighted and expansive. The wine offers terrific fruit purity together with stylish oak...
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91 points Bob Campbell: "Light, fresh, tangy chardonnay with ginger, biscuit, grapefruit and a subtle hazelnut flavours. An appealing wine, with lovely purity and an ethereal texture. Offers great value at this price. " (08/2018) 90 points James Suckling: "A generous array of ripe pears and poached peaches with a ripe and forward feel. This has a lot of flavor. Nicely resolved at the finish. Drink now. Screw cap." (10/2018) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Incorporating approximately 20% Hawke's Bay fruit from a recently acquired vineyard, the 2017 Vi...
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98 points Bob Campbell: "This is a terrific pinot noir - great to drink now despite the sneaking feeling that it's going to get even better with bottle age. Totally seductive ripe cherry, berry and plum flavours with added complexity from subliminal floral, spice, savoury and herb. The texture is to die for and the wine has impressive power as evidenced by a lingering finish that won't quit." (10/2018) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Burn Cottage Vineyard Pinot Noir is a wine of tremendous appeal and seduction. Herb-tinged black cher...
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94 points Sam Kim: "Wonderfully expressed and engaging, the bouquet shows spiced cherry, plum, game, toasted almond and dark mushroom characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is refined and elegant. The wine offers gorgeous fruit sweetness together with seductive savoury nuances, leading to a persistent silky finish. At its best: now to 2022." (09/2018) 93 points Bob Campbell: "Typical Bannockburn ripe fruit flavours including plum, dark cherry, floral, red rose, thyme and spice characters. A supple pinot noir with impressive purity. Accessibl...
Price: $26.99