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SPECIAL FEATURE – KAIMIRA ESTATE- NELSON- NEW ZEALAND
2015 Sauvignon Blanc Limited Release AsureQuality Certified Organic 750ml
Special price: $18.95
"It is beautifully lifted on the nose showing rockmelon, nectarine, lime zest and subtle herbaceous notes. The palate delivers loads of tasty flavours and excellent fruit intensity, leading to lingering mouth-watering finish. It is generously expressed and immensely likable. At its best: now to 2018."90/100, 4.5 stars/5, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2016.
This certified organic wine displays a lively nose with typical tropical/citrus fruits and melons, joined by varietal aromas of fresh herbs, blackcurrant leaf, and spearmint. The palate reflects the ripe juicy tropical and citrus fruits found on the nose, which are carried on top of a well textured mineral backbone. The result is a mouth-filling and layered wine, which balances lively fruit sweetness with the natural crisp characteristics of the variety, resulting in a refreshing classic Sauvignon Blanc.
BON COURAGE ESTATE Novare Trophy Top 10-year Achievement Award Robertson
Novare Trophy Top SA Terroir Wine Estate
2017 Sauvignon Blanc Special Price: $14.80 750ml $16.99
❖ inviting gooseberry and citrus nose precedes intense tropical fruit palate of this classy unoaked Sauvignon Blanc. Very good balance and length; a superb match with seafood, salmon, and especially goat cheese, asparagus.
John Platter’s Wine Guide 3 ½ Stars, Good Value
2014 Shiraz Special Price: $16.50 750ml $18.59
❖ opaque purple colour opens your sensory experience of this seductive wine. Nose and palate show tantalizing notes of blueberry, white pepper and French oak (12-15 months), all combining in a powerful and intense wine of quality with a melted chocolate texture and a long finish. Great with grilled red meats, Mediterranean dishes and strong cheeses. Will totally wipe out any Shiraz in this price category!! You can bet on it!!!
2015 Gewurztraminer Dry Special Price: $14.80 750ml $16.99
❖ pale green colour, intense litchi and rose petal nose with hints of fruity Muscat, although 100% Gewurztraminer. Very Alsatian in style. Attractive and dry, and ideal as an aperitif or with Asian cuisine.
DARLING CELLARS Darling
Gold-Mundus Vini, Gold-Berliner Wein Trophy
2016 “Chocoholic” Pinotage Gold-Michelangelo Int’l Competition 750ml $15.49
❖ made from vine dried dry farmed bush vine Pinotage grapes in an “Amarone” style. Dense bright and deep colour with notes of roasted coffee on nose. Dampson plum jam and sweet raspberry liqueur flavours on palate with vanilla richness and touches of crème brulee. Full palate of mouth coating richness. Bittersweet chocolate finish with an Amarone fullness 14% alc. 12 months in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels with heavy toast inner staves. Fantastic wine and superb value.
2013 "Smaak" Bronze-Veritas Awards 750ml $15.49
❖ Smaak translates as "delicious" or "flavourful", and this wine certainly is that. A masterpiece: deep dark opaque colour precedes a spicy and dark fruit nose. This wine is redolent with mace, nutmeg, full rich palate of deep ripe berry fruit, dark chocolate and wild spices with a long rounded grape and wood tannin finish. 37% Cab Sauv, 28% Pinotage, 9% Mourvedre, 9% Grenache, 9% Tannat, 8% Shiraz from unirrigated bush vines planted in cooler South Atlantic breeze cooled vineyards. Made in traditional cement and stainless steel vats, hand harvested and aged for 12 months in 3rd to 6th fill barriques, unfined 15% alc. A big wine recommended to double or triple decant, and will reward aging for up to 10 years.
2015 “Cinful” Cinsault Gold-Veritas Awards 750ml $15.49
❖ 100% Cinsault from deep, decomposed granite soils on the slopes of the Darling Hills, with a cooling effect in the warm afternoons from the Atlantic Ocean in close proximity. Partially aged 8-12 months on staves to add complexity and layers. Lovely pomegranate, candy floss and liquorice flavours meet on your nose. These flavours follow through on the palate. It is soft, fruity and fresh on the palate. Excellent with food dishes such as Mushroom Risotto or Thai Green Curry, but It can also be indulged on its own.
2015 Reserve “Black Granite” Shiraz Silver-Veritas Awards/Gold-Gold Wine Awards 750ml $13.45
❖ 100% Shiraz from unirrigated bush vines on a beautiful terroir which gets the warm sunny days and cooling effect of the Atlantic Ocean. Deep soils from decomposed granite, clay rich, good drainage. Aged in French oak for 4 months. This wine has a deep almost opague garnet colour with a bouquet of spice, dark plums and bramble berries. These flavours follow on the palate and combined with a fine tannin profile and integrated oaking, give the wine a great length. It can be enjoyed on its own but will be a great match with most barbequed meats.
2017 Reserve “Bush Vine” Sauvignon Blanc Gold-Vitis Vinifera Awards & Gold Awards 750ml $12.99
❖ 100% Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc, left on lees for 2 months to add complexity. Initially a subdued bouquet opens up to aromas of tropical fruit such as watermelon skin, passion fruit and pineapple. These flavours follow on the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh. This wine will pair well with most seafood but will go particularly well with fresh mussels or oyster.
2017 Reserve “Quercus Gold” Chardonnay 750ml $12.99
❖ 100% Bush Vine Chardonnay, left on lees for 3 months for fuller mouth feel and complexity. White pears and pineapple are the flavours you'll find on this lightly wooded Chardonnay. A clean, complex mouth feel and the aroma of pear on the palate with a well-balanced aftertaste, makes this the perfect wine with food.
VERGENOEGD LÖW WINE ESTATE Stellenbosch
2015 Malbec Special Price: $17.49 750ml $18.98
❖ Vergenoegd is one of Stellenbosch’s oldest farms dating back to 1696, and making wines since 1820. This Malbec has deep inviting purple colour, precedes the marvelous jammy/plummy nose with hints of smoky elderberry preserve as well as a seductive violet/rose floral scent. The palate is redolent with bright berry and cherry notes with thick viscous concentration and plays with subtle oak and elderberry jam flavours. A superb premium Estate Malbec with a thick yoghurt mouthfeel and fine tannins, that has a long and persistent finish. 14.5% and 10 months in barrique. A great match with red meats or full flavoured dishes.
ST. MARY'S VINEYARD Limestone Coast, South Australia
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Price: $27.95 750ml $29.95
❖ vibrant plum red in colour with a youthful purple rim; concentrated raspberry, blackcurrant character of pure Cabernet aromas complemented by cedary oak influence. Matured in French and American oak for 18 months adding rich, full body and complexity. An erotic palate of ripe Cabernet berry flavours combined with finely grained tannin, lovely lingering dry finish. A great match with game, red meats, grilled steaks. Superb!
Previously James Halliday 90, Stephen Tanzer 88
2011 Bin 4 Baan Shiraz Special Price: $18.49 750ml $19.99
❖ a dark and juicy Oz Red, made of predominantly Shiraz (95%) & a 5% Merlot, grown on the hills south east of Mclaren Vale. Medium ruby, scents of roast coffee, complement fruit aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and plum. Sweet cherry and red plum flavours, full and pleasant palate with a soft tannic but firm finish. Versatile, matches well with varieties of foods, yet dedicated the “spicy flavours” of the new Asian (influenced) cuisine.
James Halliday: “A 5 star vineyard; Excellent producer of very high quality wines”
WEINGUT LEOPOLD Schönberg, Kamptal
2016 Grüner Veltliner Klassic Gold Medal -AWC Vienna 750ml $16.95
JEAN GEILER Ingersheim, Alsace
2013 Gewurztraminer Gold Medal – Médaille d’Or Macon 750ml $20.55
❖ intense aromatic nose of exotic rose petals and tropical litchi expands to full-bodied palate of same plus myriad
of musky ripe tropical fruits. It is a blockbuster Gewurztraminer. Finishes completely dry but shows the classic spicy and aromatic honey and fruit salad profile this grape is famous for. A must with spicy dishes, Indian or Thai food.
BODEGAS CARELLI Mendoza
2016 Latitude 34o Malbec Silver Medal – Mundus Vini 750ml $14.60
Previously Silver Medal Sommelier Wine Awards, UK
❖ vivid ruby colour, nose redolent of cherries and intriguing floral exotic lily perfume, spicy notes on the palate along with ripe plum and berry flavours, good structure and fruit, soft tannins, medium length, drinks well now or can cellar for a few years. Matches well with pasta with red sauce, red meat, or Chinese food.
2016 Latitude 34o Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml $14.60
CANTINE FRANCESCO MININI Verolanuova, Veneto
2016 Pinot Grigio IGT delle Venezie 750ml $12.98
❖ a premium Grigio from the heart of Veneto region. Pale yellow with green reflections. The nose shows vinous fruity, green apples and hints of quince. Lovely round and deep flavours for a wine in this price category. Refreshing with pleasant acidity. Good length. Great Value. Drinks well chilled with fish, white meats, oriental & fresh cheeses.
2014 “Audax” Pinot Noir IGT delle Venezie 750ml $15.98
❖ 100% Pinot Noir (or Pinot Nero). bright ruby colour precedes aromas of ripe cherries, red fruits and floral sweet spicy notes. Balanced palate with smooth tannins. Medium to full body. Fabulous quality for this price!! Best with pork tenderloin, veal, mushrooms.
VILLA DEGLI OLMI Veneto
88 points Interantional Wine Report
NV DOC Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry Gold-Mundus Vini, Gold-Berliner Wein Trophy 750ml $15.95