CORBANS W/L 750M SHIRAZ$9.99
White Label is a range of fresh, flavoursome and easy-drinking wines. Crimson with purple hues with aromas of spicy blackcurrant and cherry and a delivery on the palate that is rich, ripe and spicy with fruit enhanced with toasty vanillin oak.
MISSION SYRAH HB 750ML$14.99
This likable Estate Syrah offers lifted aromas of dark plum, blueberry, floral and mixed spice. It is youthful, bright and fragrant.
2015 – Gold, International Wine Challenge 2016
2015 – Silver, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
2014 – Trophy, International Wine Challenge 2014
2014 – Gold, International Wine Challenge 2014
WOLF BLASS PRESIDENT SHIRAZ 750ML$24.99
Elegant, balanced blend of fruit from Langhorne Creek, the Limestone Coast and McLaren Vale. The Shiraz contributes the fruit, the Cabernet form the structure that bound together with American and French oak, a well structured and balanced wine that will delight.
WOLF BLASS GOLD LABEL SHIRAZ$22.99
Wolf Blass Gold Label Barossa Shiraz is a soft, rich red wine with intense dark berry and blood-plum aromas, hints of fragrant spice, and a fleshy, concentrated palate with bright fruit, plush tannins, integrated French oak and an elegant, structural line.
ELEPHANT HILL SYRAH HB 750ML$31.99
Elephant Hill are a Hawke’s Bay producer with class and style. They set the bar sky high when it comes to quality. That might be something to do with their German owners, Roger and Reydan Weiss, that spare no expense in running this state of the art winery located on the stunning Te Awanga coastline, and boast one of the finest winery restaurants in NZ! Elephant Hill Syrah
Using fruit sourced from their Gimblett, Bridge Pa and spectacular Te Awanga vineyards right on the Hawke’s Bay coastline, using entirely hand picked fruit, aged 18 months in French oak. In their own words the Elephant crew call this “luscious and elegant, a true Elephant Hill Syrah.“.
Drink it now or chuck it in your cellar and let it develop over the next ten years. If you’re in the Bay swing by this place (not long ago voted NZ’s top winery restaurant in Cuisine magazine) and grab a feed paired with these world class wines. They highly recommend a glass of this Syrah with Hereford fillet, artichoke, duck liver palate and truffle porcini crumb. Divine!
ELEPHANT HILL SYRAH RESERVE 750ML$49.99
A marvellous Syrah offering richness, structure and balance. Rich and concentrated with blackberry, plum, green peppercorn and spice. It is a wine that will keep improving and we recommend to cellar up to 2030 with proper cellaring. 56% Syrah from Bridge Pa Triangle, 30% Te Awanga and 14 % Gimblett Gravels with 1% Viognier co-fermentation.
This wine aged 19 months in 25% new French oak.
Gold Medal – Drinks Business Global Syrah Master 2018
5 Stars, 19.0/20 – Raymond Chan Wine Review
96 points – Sam Kim Wine Orbit
5 Stars – Michael Cooper
PEPPERJACK SHIRAZ 750ML$22.99Rich dark red in colour with a dark purple rim, the nose shows rich concentrated red and blue fruits, dark chocolate and rich mocha notes with hints of spice and cedary oak. The palate is rich and plush with good structure. There is a concentrated layer of berry fruit and oak which is balanced with the fine tannins to give length and power while finishing soft and full of flavour. This wine can be enjoyed now but will also improve with careful cellaring.
CRAGGY RANGE SYRAH GIM GV 750ML$32.99
Produced from the gravelly soils of the Gimblett Gravels, this distinct Syrah shows an aromatic lift of floral and pepper aromatics with lushness and elegance on the palate.
The vines originate from a Heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand around 150 years ago.
Gimblett Gravels is a designation encompassing a centuries old dried river bed in Hawke’s Bay that is believed to be the first in the New World where the ultimate boundary is defined by a distinct soil type. The vines are planted in the stoniest parts of the vineyard to a heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand in the 1840s.
Deepest red with a vibrant purple hue. Beautiful aromatics of violet, dark rose, freshly cracked pepper and boysenberry. Wonderful fruit purity on the palate balanced with precise acidity and fine, dusty tannins for a long, elegant finish.
CHURCH ROAD HB SYRAH 750ML$18.99
Syrah is fast becoming the star of the Hawke’s Bay wine scene and this Church Road Syrah has been absolutely nailing it over the last few years as one of the top Syrahs around under $20.
You might remember the 2015 vintage took out the “Best Red Wine Buy of the Year” in Michael Cooper’s Wine Buyers Guide for 2017 – other Syrah producers in the region must be seriously scratching their heads wondering how they do it at such a keen price! The ’16 made an appearance in Cuisine magazine’s 2018 Syrah tasting, scored 4 Stars & Best Buy. The 2017 made the shortlist again for Michael Cooper’s Best Red Wine Buy of the Year for 2019.
A silky, supple red with a touch of spice that will leave you grabbing a second glass in a flash! This is the style of red to be pairing with cuts of good old Kiwi lamb and game meats like duck and venison.
SALTRAM 1859 BAROSSA SHIRAZ 750ML$18.99
1859 Shiraz 2012 Created in a contemporary style this Barossa Shiraz has notes of dark berries. The palate is rich with an excellent balance of fruit flavours, subtle tannins and a soft, silky finish. This vibrant and textural example of Barossa Shiraz is sourced from the exceptional 2012 vintage. Wine Companion 15th July “..It gleams at you in the glass and bounces around your mouth as you drink it, it’s a new wine from Saltram and they’re onto a winner”. by James Halliday Daily News 13th July “NICE smooth shiraz from one of Australia’s oldest and most respected winemakers. Dark berry flavours with a soft silky finish”. 93 Points by Peter Chapman
VILLA MARIA PB SYRAH 750ML$16.99
The nose of this wine displays good depth and complexity with bright berry fruit, violet and savoury pepper aromas. The palate features plum fruit, spice and wild herb notes, complemented by silky smooth tannins. This is a supple wine which displays sheer drinkability. Ideal with most red meats, game and a variety of cheeses.
BROWN 1889 SHIRAZ 750ML$17.99Shiraz, the Australian name for the Syrah grape, is one of the oldest known grape varieties. Shiraz is responsible for many of the France’s best known and highly acclaimed red wines. It has also made itself very much at home within the wide range of soils and climates of Australia’s diverse viticultural regions. ABV: 14.5%