Domaine Point Riesling 2013
NZD $23.95NZD $21.95
Brand new vintage of this absolutely superb Riesling. Very much made in an Austrian/German style with a little residual sugar, off-dry, but vibrant, fresh, full bodied with lovely acidity and minerality. Central Otago seems to be producing outstanding Riesling.We’ve tried this together with excellent examples of German and Austrian Riesling and it’s just up there. Refined, focused with lovely citrus flavours and able to age for the next 4-5 years plus, absolutely outstanding especially at the price!
Chateau Bechade du Roc "Cuvee Reservee" 2010
NZD $18.95NZD $16.95
The second time that we feature this superb Bordeaux Superieur from an outstanding vintage that it delivers well above its price tag, medium body with hints of cassis, spice and mineral notes, refined, elegant and very well balanced, everything you would expect from a classic Bordeaux except the price. Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc the classic Bordeaux grape varieties and aged in French Barriques for 18 months it offers superb drinking now and over the next 4-5 years, at the price it just offers unbeatable value. Ideally open it an hour before drinking, it needs a little air before it comes into its own.
La Ermita San Lorenzo Gran Reserva 2004
NZD $29.95NZD $22.95
Campo de Borja
One of the greatest vintages in Spain, we came across this and thought that the deal was just too good to let go. From Campo de Borja situated South of Navarra and South East of Rioja by the city of Zaragoza and made from mainly Tempranillo, Garnacha and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, frankly the quality of this needs to be tasted to be believed especially when you are talking about a wine that is almost 10 years old, a Gran Reserva for around $23. Full bodied, with great depth and concentration, leathery, spicy with vibrant fruit and focus. This is drinking superbly now but it will only keep improving for the next few 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!