Eclat du Rhone Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010
NZD $26.95NZD $24.95
It came absolutely by chance, we have always been very sceptical about Cotes du Rhone Villages however when you find a good one, its good, and this is it! Classical Rhone varieties, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault etc. This is full bodied, peppery with lovely soft tannins loaded with dry herbs, spice and black olive, beautifully balanced with great texture and concentration. Drinking outstanding now and over the next 5-6 years.
Didier Fornerol Cotes de Nuits Villages 2009
NZD $34.95NZD $32.95
Didier Fornerol’s vines are located immediately south of the Nuits Saint-Georges commune. The hallmarks of the appellation are very expressive in this wine. It is earthy, slightly wild (in the herbal sense), ripe & fruit-driven. Even though this wine is still young, is has a vigour & intensity that make it a good food accompaniment. The acidities are unadjusted & the alcohol naturally achieved. The wine is nicely balanced; the fruit almost sweet. For Pinot lovers of gamey, 'farmyard-like' red Burgundy, this is a fine example without the price tag.
Awapuni Point Pinot Noir 2008
NZD $21.95NZD $19.95
The brand new release of this very popular Pinot Noir again made by Alan McCorkindale but this time he has chosen Central Otago to produce another benchmark Pinot Noir. It has everything that you would expect from Central Otago, soft, fruity, hints of cherries, thyme and spice yet with a good soft and rounded middle palate that makes it ideal for drinking now or also for keeping for another couple of years or so. At the price of $19.95 you’ll be struggling to find anything at this quality. Excellent for the summer months or also very good with serious food.
Geografico Solemiro 2011
NZD $13.95NZD $12.95
Chianti - Tuscany
This is the baby of the family right from the heart of Tuscany made from Sangiovese with a small proportion of Merlot. The wine has a slightly crimson red colour with a touch of purple. On the palate the Sangiovese offers generous spiced and smokey flavours which are very well balanced by the fruity and plumy characteristics of the Merlot. This makes it a great companion to light pasta dishes, meals and your favourite BBQ. Excellent value for your money at $12.95. Drink now or keep for 2 years.
Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2013
NZD $13.95NZD $12.95
Another exceptional offering for this very much underrated producer, it came to us by accident trying some top New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and this just happened to come out on top. Fruity, flinty and aromatic, a barrage of gooseberry and lychee but dry with a lengthy middle palate, succulence and balance, what really good old fashioned Sauvignon Blanc used to be and the main thing really, all for $12.95. An absolute bargain!