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New Zealand

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Everyone knows about Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, but there's so much more to New Zealand wine than that. There's Cabernet and Merlot from Hawke's Bay, Pinot Noir from Central Otago, and more. And you can't beat that scenery... 

Oyster Bay 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.99

Bright and fruity, this wine offers notes of passion fruit, citrus, white spice, ginger and grass. There seems to be a touch of residual sugar on the palate to balance the acidity and add texture to the fruit. Crisp, refreshing and citrusy, this checks...

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Kim Crawford 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.99

These grapes were selected from vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley and the neighbouring Awatere Valley. Fast draining, alluvial loams over gravelly subsoils in these valleys provide ideal growing conditions for our Sauvignon Blanc. Individual...

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Monkey Bay 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$15.49

AROMA: A vibrant bouquet of ripe grapefruit, kiwi and pineapple with a hint of freshly cut grass. You’ll think you’ve wandered into Paradise. PALATE: A fresh, lively approachable wine overflowing with grapefruit, lemon and passion fruit and...

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Riverlore 2020 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.45

Pale straw in colour, the wine has a bouquet of ripe gooseberries supported by herbal aromas and tropical fruit. The palate is richly textured, vibrant and tightly knit reflecting the quality of estate grown grapes. Pairs well with most fish dishes...

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Mud House 2017 Central Otago Pinot Noir 750ml

$27.74

Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir has vibrant berry coulis and raspberry tart notes with a hint of cinnamon toast. Soft, juicy and uncomplicated on the palate, it offers appealing vibrancy for everyday drinking. -- Lisa...

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Cirro 2018 Pinot Gris 750ml

$23.39

This week we're excited to bring you an utterly crisp and refreshing Marlborough Pinot Gris. Winemakers David Tyney and Richard Green use their best cool climate techniques to create this delicious summer sipper. Grapes were harvested in April 2016 and...

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Craggy Range 2013 Te Kahu 750ml

$40.78

(13% alcohol; this is a second wine to Sophia; Te Kahu means "the cloak," which is a reference to the local fog): Bright ruby-red. Black plum, licorice, graphite and a minty nuance on the nose. Surprisingly fine-grained in the mouth, displaying moderate...

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Burn Cottage 2016 Pinot Noir 750ml

$95.56

Enticing layers of floral, berry and spice notes complement earthy aromatics of wet stone and black tea. With time in the glass, deeper savoury notes and richness from the whole cluster use emerge. This vintage has shown wonderful finesse from the...

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Cirro 2020 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$23.39

Super concentrated, with passionfruit, pear, citrus filling a juicy, assertive, ripe and off-dry palate. There's a great raft of spicing on the potent palate, finishing off with ample spicing and jalapeño. If you like your Marlborough savvy's...

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Kono 2016 South Island Pinot Noir 750ml

$29.47

A deep ruby coloured in the glass, this wine displays lifted aromatic layers of cherry, plum and bright floral notes with subtle hints of wild herbs. The palate has layered flavours of ripe red and dark fruit, spice and integrated French oak underpinned...

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Matua 2018 Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$17.99

At Matua we like to explore off the beaten track now and again to try something a little different. That's exactly what we did in crafting Sauvignon Blanc in Hawke's Bay - and it tastes great. We've filled this Sauvy to the brim with classic regional...

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Oyster Bay Merlot 750ml

$19.99

Readers looking for a red wine under the Oyster Bay label would be best served by picking up a bottle of the 2018 Merlot. Sourced from Hawke's Bay, it boasts bountiful notes of black cherries and plums. There's a hint of wood spice, but this...

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Dog Point 2015 Chardonnay 750ml

$64.26

The 2015 Chardonnay is a smoky, toasty, medium to full-bodied effort marked by a terrific acid line. That grapefruit note provides the backbone over which riper notions of white peach, toasted hazelnut and pineapple rest. Zesty and refreshing, with a...

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Rippon 2017 Mature Vine Pinot Noir 750ml

$86.86

One of the few New Zealand Pinots that benefit from decanting in their youth, Rippon's 2016 Mature Vine Pinot Noir packs in raspberries, hints of Asian five spice powder and delicate herbal notes behind a wall of crushed stone and firm but ripe tannins...

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Felton Road 2016/2017 Chardonnay Block 6 750ml

$73.82

From a north-facing slope, the 2016 Block 6 Chardonnay delivers classic Chardonnay aromas of white peaches and gently toasted hazelnuts. It's medium-bodied, with a plump, succulent mouthfeel and a crisp backbone of citrusy acids. Complex shades of baking...

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