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Alize V.S. Cognac is distilled from the rarest grape in the region, the Folle Blanche and blended using eaux-de-vie from the five most prestigious crus in Cognac. Alize boasts a superior V.S. Cognac aged for six years, twice the ageing of most other V.S. cognacs as set out by the Bureau International du Cognac. This gives Alize V.S. its characteristically smooth, rich and deliciously rounded taste. Enjoy over ice or mixed with ginger beer.
Creep around the bone yard and hear the old hound wail! This big bad dog is back from the dead, breathing new life into an old IPA style. A real hop hit with a few phantom flavours that creep up quietly. Bone Yard howls with Waimea, Chinook and Taiheke hops that make for a big pale ale without freaking the sheep so to speak.
AROMA AND PALATE Rich and savoury, with layers of plum, cassis and black pepper fl avours and a long spicy finish. CELLARING AND FOOD MATCHING Made for immediate enjoyment, this wine will develop more complexity and savoury characters with careful cellaring for up to fi ve years. Just fabulous with a Coq au Vin made in the Provencal style incorporating bacon, olives and rosemary.
For those who want to see what the good life is like but have just paid the latest power bill, this will more than satiate, its radiating warmth as good as a panel heater, and far better for your heart. There is a core of berryfruit and a powdering of pepper, the palate not indecently concentrated or overpowering, but dignified, authentic and fulsome. Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Varietal: Shiraz Volume: 750ml
Delightful lifted melon and peach characters with a nice textural mouthfeel and subtle spiced oak influence. Barrel fermented and fruit driven with partial malolactic fermentation, the Bergman chardonnay has weight and complexity. Look out for a hint of butterscotch as this wine develops over time.
Beautiful bright colour, deep but glowing, positively abloom with promise. Very French, smells of board-rooms; you know, oak tables, tobacco, ashtrays and serious matters. The pink blinds of the Financial Times snap shut and someone questions your validity. No fraud here, Maude, just honest, authentic meaty, darkly-berried Merlot magic. The perfectly balanced tannic presence is slightly grainy, like the reception on the Phillips K9 you resurrected to watch the Rugby World Cup and which still sits in a corner of the lounge, fondly. Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Varietal: Merlot Food Match: Game and Meat
Chocolate, leather, berries in syrup, a long tunnel of darkly delights that opens out into a colourful display of unbridled pleasure: ripe fruits, thick texture, fine structure, toast. Loads of taste, plenty of finishing power and enough meat to carry, erm, meat. Into its 208th vintage by now, surely? Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Varietal: Cabernet Food Match: Game and Meat
Bright straw in colour. Pale straw in colour. Ripe passion fruit is supported with gooseberry characters. This wine has a lively palate and is refreshing without being excessive. Equally this Ohiti Estate Sauvignon Blanc has a bright lingering finish. This wine will refresh your taste-buds. Accompaniment: Grilled white fish and a fresh green salad
Peter Robertson made his first Pinot Gris back in the early 1980s, pioneer as he is, and he returns to it, always a fan of aromatics and with many trips to Alsace under his hand-tooled belt. Pears, spice and florals top a thick, rich, honey-tipped palate in a refined, divine style. Region / Country: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Varietal: Pinot Gris Food Match: Seafood and Light Poultry
DB Draught is the drop that is more rewarding than any other. The brand embodies typical kiwi values of strength, honesty, hard work and loyalty, and loves to reward great mates. The fact that it's a great tasting, easy drinking, full-flavoured beer only further adds to DB Draught's strong following across New Zealand. DB Draught has a crystal-clear, copper gold colour with a malty and slightly nutty flavour to balance the mild, aromatic hop aromas and clean bitterness. The beer is very smooth with a long finish and hints of caramel flavours in the aftertaste.
Export Gold is brewed using only New Zealand’s finest malted barley, hops and pure spring water. This golden lager is of moderate strength and is characterised by having a pleasant, slightly fruity flavour that is balanced by delicate late hop characters and a crisp clean bitterness in its finish. Export Gold is best served ice cold to enhance its high drinkability and refreshing flavours. Export Gold on tap is micro filtered, not pasteurized, which means its natural freshness is retained longer than other beers. It has an ABV of 4%, and won a Silver medal at the 2010 Monde Selection awards – capping off a great result for the Export family of beers.
Said to have 80% fewer carbohydrates due to its extended brewing process. Export Gold is brewed using only New Zealand's finest malted barley, hops and pure spring water. This golden lager is of moderate strength and is characterised by having a pleasant, slightly fruity flavour that is balanced by delicate late hop characters and a crisp clean bitterness in its finish. Export Gold is best served ice cold to enhance its high drinkability and refreshing flavours. Export Gold on tap is micro filtered, not pasteurized, which means its natural freshness is retained longer than other beers. It has an ABV of 4%, and won a Silver medal at the 2010 Monde Selection awards - capping off a great result for the Export family of beers.
The Edradour Cream Liqueur has been specially formulated for Edradour Distillery using only the finest ingredients, which naturally include Edradour Single Malt. Delicious on its own, pour over ice cream or in coffee. The perfect introduction, for those who are still a little unsure, to the glory of single malts. Refrigerate once opened and will keep for several weeks. Tasting Notes: Nose: Creamy with malt expectancy. Palate: A satisfying touch of Edradour. Silky smooth and creamy with a distinct butterscotch, chocolate flavour. Finish: Mellow aftertaste with a hint of hazelnut. ABV: 17%.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant clarity Pale to mid-straw in colour. The aroma is typified by stone-fruit, peaches and apricots. There are hints of melon with creamy and nutty nuances. Clean, with good intensity and persistence. The palate is fresh and lively. The fruit flavours of the aroma deliver with some intensity. Once again the peaches and cream feature with a slightly toasted nut finish. This wine has good length and a smooth satisfying finish.
Lighter in alcohol but big on flavour, this refreshing Sauvignon Blanc has flavours of guava, sherbert, lemongrass and lemon zest. Light and luscious, it’s a perfect match with white meat dishes or as a chilled treat on its own.
A lighter alcohol option, this Pinot Gris has an exotic spectrum of rich flavours with peaches, Turkish Delight and intense florals. Refreshing and flavoursome, this wine is also perfect with white meat dishes or as a chilled aperitif.
Medium dark red. Lifted aromas of red berry fruits, plum and liquorice. A ripe and supple fruit palate with black cherry, plum and subtle oak nuances. A well balanced and warming red wine.
Fresh and lifted aromas of spicy pear and red apple, with delicate floral rose petal notes. Clean and fresh with a rich, almost oily texture, spicy apple flavours and a lovely long finish.
Aromas of ripe red plums with hints of strawberry and black cherries. Sort and seductive! The ripe fruit carries through on to the palate. The tannins are soft and the fruit flavours.
Wonderful lifted lively aromas of gooseberry and sweet tropical fruits are held tightly by a mineral backbone which given time, will develop to lend a lovely softness to the wine. A wine with great depth of flavor and well balanced acid gives length and an amazing lift of fresh summer peach and nectarine.
For those who enjoy a full-bodied red – this is the one for you. There are intense cassis and black pepper notes on the nose with seductive flavours of ripe berry fruits and chewy tannins. Richly textured with a sensuous, soft finish this is a treat with barbequed or grilled meats. Serve Shiraz at room temperature.
The taste is light bodied and sweet with the honey and apples initially detectable on the nose picked up on tasting. There is also a liquorice taste present at the back of the palate, which remains into the finish, which is short. ABV: 40%
The wine is pale straw in colour. Fragrant citrus, baked pear and stone fruit aromas are layered over spicy notes and a hint of smokey oak. The partial wild & malolactic fermentations along with the extended lees maturation in barrel have added complexity and texture to the wine. Smooth and round on the palate with a lovely balance of minerality. Flavours of stonefruits, nougat and citrus are enhanced with well integrated oak and refined acid.
You can't go wrong with this Marlborough institution, particularly if you're planning a seafood-themed get-together over the summer. It is a particularly versatile wine that can be served as an aperitif, with seafood or with chicken dishes, and it's the ideal refreshing outdoors wine. Characterised by intense aromas of passionfruit and tropical fruit backed by citrus notes, it is elegant and balanced, with herbaceous nuances, a textural mouthfeel and a fine, persistent finish. Region / Country: Marlborough, New Zealand Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc Food Match: Seafood and Light Poultry
Jules Taylor Rose wine is a lovely "watermelon"red. Bright aromas of fresh summer berries are accompanied by wonderful strawberry & cream flavours on the palate. A well balanced wine with a lingering fruit filled finish. One that will guarantee calls for a second glass!
Jules Taylor Sauvinon Blanc has a radiant light yellow hue, tinged with green and the dominant flavours are fresh and herbal layered over ripe tropical fruit & citrus notes. A fine line of acid ensures the flavours are focussed and leads to a delicate yet persistent finish with underlying mineral tones.
The beautiful Hawkes Bay Chardonnay exhibits guava, citrus and stone fruit flavours which combine seamlessly with the subtle toasty oak. The palate combines ripe fruit, lees complexity and subtle oak witha fresh elegant finish.
This Merlot has concentrated notes of plum, dark berries, and underlying cassis. The palate is soft with finely balanced supple tannins and a rich lingering finish.
Brimming with pear drop and nutty characters, leading to flavours of stone fruit and honey. This Pinot Gris has a fantastic mouthfeel with lifted nashi pear, fresh ginger aromas, and a refreshingly crisp finish.
This award-winning Sauvignon Blanc shows the wonderful typicity that our Seaview Vineyard is known for highly aromatic fruit flavours of blackcurrant leaf and citrus blossom.
Nothing short of a Central Otago fruit bowl, this is highly seductive and wonderfully affordable; Akarua's drink-now model is extremely user-friendly, notes of cherry, violet and rosewater wafting in its wake as it travels the Silk Road with its bundle of spice. When you're looking for a price-friendly Pinot to quaff that ticks all the boxes, you really can't go past this.
Lifted floral aroma of ripe pears, sweet almond and brioche. A full and fleshy palate with apricot, spicy pear and hints of ginger. Lovely texture and flow to a lingering stonefruit finish.
Intense straw colour with light green gold hues. Classic Pinot Gris spicy aromas with elegant nuances of apple and pear. The palate is full and soft with subtle fruit flavours and balanced structure leading to a lingering aftertaste.
A strawberry, candied, mushroom nose adorns a light-coloured pinot; almost a dark blush. In the mouth, the wine lacks texture, it is very lightweight and has no presence whatsoever. Insipid would be an apt descriptor. The palate is awash with sweet, strawberry flavours that become reminscent of cordial on the unsubstantial, barely perceptible tannin finish. There is an element of tartness that comes through on the finish to counterpoint the sweetness, though neither of these characters gel.
Only the finest, natural, aromatic botanicals are selected to create Seagers Gin's distinguished taste and uncompromised quality.
Only the finest, natural, aromatic botanicals are selected to create Seagers Gin's distinguished taste and uncompromised quality.
At the heart of Steinlager Classic is the idea of challenge. Steinlager Classic's international award-winning taste is envied by brewers the world over. Steinlager Classic has a robust hop nose of fresh-cut green grass and a full flavour delivered by the green bullet hop, grown in Nelson at 41 degrees latitude, the perfect hop-growing location. The body of Steinlager Classic delivers a full flavour that is perfectly balanced with a dry, tangy finish and crisp clean bitterness Steinlager Classic was born from a challenge. In 1958, the infamous Black Budget cut beer imports and the challenge was put out to New Zealand brewers to produce a lager of international quality. The response was Steinlager Classic - and half a century on it is firmly established as New Zealand's top-selling premium beer.
Steve has found that this site in Gisborne produces Pinot Gris grapes that retain a wonderful flinty, minerality in the wine, for which the region is so renown. The aroma is intensely varietal, showing fresh pear with hints of exotic spice on the nose. The palate has both richness and poise with the ripe fruit favours highlighted by the wine’s sensuous texture. This is a Pinot Gris with the power to match richer dishes such as slow cooked pork belly with apples.
Crafted with fruit sourced from a stony, alluvial site in the heart of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, this wine is typically pale and limpid in its youth yet bursting with vibrant, ripe, citrusy aromas and notes of fresh-cut herbs. The palate is focused and concentrated and the lemon-lime citrus favours mingle with fragrant passionfruit. There is an artful balance of richness and fine acidity which makes this wine a perfect accompaniment to the freshest seafood dishes, particularly oysters on the shell.
At release, the wine has a deep cerise red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges. There are lifted aromas of red plum and cherry fruit along with subtle black olive and spice. This is an elegant wine with enjoyable flavours of red berry fruit, violets and attractive oak characters of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. Overall, the wine is well balanced with well-integrated tannins providing the palate with an intense, persistent length.
Moana Park are proud of and want to celebrate “telling it like it is” with their Truth in Wine series. They are Expressive wines, Comical and entertaining and Jam-packed with straight forward personality. These wines speak for themselves, even if they’re a bit blunt…….A Ripe and Rich Red blend based on Pinot Noir, This wine displays plums with mushrooms and dried herbs. A perfect BBQ Red Wine! Medium Bodied with a velvety Texture.
Moana Park are proud of and want to celebrate “telling it like it is” with their Truth in Wine series. They are Expressive wines, Comical and entertaining and Jam-packed with straight forward personality. These wines speak for themselves, even if they’re a bit blunt…….A Fresh Aromatic blend based on Sauvignon Blanc, is fresh and zesty, with notes of green apple, passionfruit and lime, with residual fruit sweetness and a refreshing finish. Great with Seafood, Pasta and Chicken
Brewed since 1889, Tui typifies kiwi humour. An East India Pale Ale, Tui is equally renowned as a great tasting beer with a strong yet smooth taste. Tui's loyal following is largely due to quality brewing and hard-case advertising such as the hugely successful 'Yeah Right' campaign and supporting television commercials. Tui plays a number of positions in this fine nation's favourite game - rugby. From supplying local clubs with their magic water to getting the nod from the Super 14 teams as the after match brew, Tui has been shouting for the boys since 1889.
Warres Kings Tawny is aged in oak casks for an average of 3 years, and is bottled when ready to drink. Amber colour, with good fruit and a slightly nutty character on the nose, very smooth on the palate with an excellent long finish.
Tasting : Pale straw colour. Lifted aromas of peach and nectarine. Vibrant peachy fruit on the palate. Smooth mouthfilling texture, with a lingering stone fruit aftertaste.
With a lovely golden colour, this lighter Pinot Gris has spicy pear aromas with hints of baking spice. Fresh and vibrant but lighter in alcohol and calories.
Pale straw in colour. This low alcohol wine has lively aromas of gooseberry and passionfruit - full flavoured and refreshing but lighter in alcohol and calories
Whitecliff Rose is vibrant pink in colour, with delicate aromas of ripe strawberries. The palate has a silky texture with lingering flavours of rich berry and summer fruits. Recommended food match: Take a succulent fruit salad laced with summer berries on your next picnic and match it with Whitecliff Rose.
Tasting : Pale straw colour. The palate is full and rich with intense flavours of tropical fruits. The finish is crisp and balanced with lingering citrus and herbal aftertaste.
A soft, approachable table wine with good fruit weight and a finely balanced back palate. Winter food match - tagine lamb and balsamic cous cous.