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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

Tangy lime, grapefruit and dried apricot notes are juicy and intense, set on a mouthwatering, sleek finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported. — MW Score: 89 points -- Wine Spectator, 2018

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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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Stoneleigh 2017 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$17.99

The wine is light straw in colour with subtle green highlights. This wine displays lifted white-fleshed nectarine and tropical fruit aromatics with grapefruit and subtle sweaty notes. The palate shows balance,  with ripe melon and stone fruit...

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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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Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$18.99

Whitehaven's 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is more restrained than I remember previous vintages being, with the focus on a core of generous grapefruit aromas and flavors. Sure, there are hints of green herbs and passion fruit, but they're contained, composed, and...

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Riverlore 2018 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

$32.08

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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Matua 2018 Pinot Noir 750ml

$18.99

This Pinot Noir exudes vibrant crimson colour, and an aroma of sweet cherry and strawberry hints at the layered, fresh and fruity flavours. Bright and energetic to taste, it is brimming with layers of red fruit and bramble, seasoned with a dash of spice...

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Cirro 2016 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

$39.04

(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 2015/2016 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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Greywacke 2016 Pinot Noir 750ml

$56.43

A bit less intense than the 2015, the 2016 Pinot Noir is nevertheless a lovely drink. A blend of fruit from primarily the Brancott and Omaka Valleys, it shows earthy, dark-fruited notes of black cherries and plums. It's medium to full-bodied, plush and...

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Kono 2016 South Island Pinot Noir 750ml

$26.00

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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Cirro 2019 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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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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