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Big robust reds from our neighbours vs Kiwi subtlety in aromatic whites...

Forget the rugby this is sure to be an interesting battle, pick a side or simply enjoy the complexities of each!

Showing lovely fruit purity and concentration these wines will be perfect for summer alfresco dining

Kiwis vs. Aussies Collection

6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95

Kiwis vs. Aussies Collection

Forget the Rugby this is the greatest match...
6 Btls, $137.94 6 Btls, $119.95

In this colelction we pitch the age old rivals of New Zealand and Australia in what they do best: Subtle mineral edged white wines against our neighbours big robust reds.

Pick a side or love both its sure to make an interesting experience...

Case includes:

1 x Mountford Estate Pure Waipara Riesling 2010

Awarded 93/100 Points: Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak

Awarded 93/100 Points: The Australian Wine Review, Sep 2011

Awarded 89/100 Points: Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Oct 2011

Awarded 88/100 Points: Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Oct 2011

"Light bodied and fully sweet in the mouth, it has crisp acid and lower alcohol, finishing long and steely" Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, Oct 2011

"Quite sweet Riesling with some honeyed botrytis influence. Surprisingly light-bodied" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Oct 2011

"Pure, deep, sherbety and overt. The middle is rich, the finish long and juicy" Andrew Graham, The Australian Wine Review, Sep 2011

"Complex and spicy with lovely concentration and a great tension between the acid and sugar" Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak

Seal: Screwcap - Alc: 9%

1 x Bohemian Wines 'The Poet' Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris 2017

Awarded 17.5/20 Points: Raymond Chan, Mar 2018

Awarded 83/100 Points: Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Apr 2018

"The nose is softly full with suggestions of nuts and minerals. Elegantly concentrated, showing good depth. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a softly concentrated and rich heart. The fruit richness is enhanced by crisp acidity and the palate has gently textured, mouthfilling flavours" Raymond Chan, Mar 2018

"Fresh, tight and linear on the palate, with red apple skin, grainy texture. Firm and dry. The structure coming from this challenging vintage points more towards an old world expression, one could easily put this as a gruner veltliner look alike" Brando Nash

Subtle, pale gold with just a hint of green in the glass with a fresh nose. Green notes adorn the perfume, adding a crisp undertone to the sensory ballad that is The Poet.

Seal: Screwcap - Alc: 13%

1 x Julicher Estate Single Vineyard Martinborough Chardonnay 2016

A golden straw colour in the glass this wine is creamy, toasty and slightly smoky offering aromas of tropical fruits and apple. The palate has savoury and creamy texture with underlying flavours of apple and grapefruit. This Julicher Estate Chardonnay is rich, elegant and smooth with a long finish.

Seal: Screwcap - Alc: 13.10%

1 x Zema Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Australia)

Awarded 96/100 Points: James Halliday, Wine Companion, 2017

Awarded 95/100 Points: National Liquor News, May 2017

Awarded 92/100 Points: Tony Keys, The Key Report, Jan/Feb2017

"There’s a tiny amount of strut to this wine. It’s a good thing. While elegant it powers confidently through the finish" James Halliday Wine Companion 2017

"Rounded body with well-balanced spice and light tannins" India Munari

"Complex and interesting intensity" Tiffany Gardoll, National Liquor News May 2017

"A strange word classic, to those who adore old vehicles a classic car is a machine of beauty, to othersits an old car. This is classic Coonawarra cabernet and to me a wine of great beauty, its drinking very well now but has a long life ahead an easy 96 points" Tony Keys, The Key Report, Jan/Feb 2017

This Cabernet is loaded with fruity, full-bodied traits. It is an attractive medium red colour with a hint of purple and gives off fragrant dark cherry, mulberry and herbal aromas. The palate delivers bold, dark red berry fruit, a hint of chocolate, integrated with oak and lasting tannins. A restrained level of acid rounds out the wine.

Seal: Screwcap - Alc: 14.5%

1 x Zema Estate Shiraz Coonawarra 2013 (Australia)

Awarded 95/100 Points: James Halliday, Wine Companion, 2017

Awarded 94/100 Points: Tony Keys, The Key Report, Jan/Feb 2017

"There’s a bit more throttle to this release than we’ve come to expect of shiraz under this label. It works a treat too. We’re in business" James Halliday Wine Companion 2017

"The eternal debate of Coonawarra Shiraz being second rate to cabernet or its equal and in some cases superior. In this case it should be equal but as it falls two points behind is it inferior? Ah the reviewer caught out. Maybe. It’s not that it’s a poor wine far from it plenty of spice well balanced fruit beautifully constructed and with time to go, its difference for me being the greatness of the cabernet and how well its drinking whilst the shiraz still has a couple of edges that need smoothing out and that will take a little time so a mean 94 now and more to come" Tony Keys, The Key Report, Jan/Feb 2017

In the glass this wine displays attractive deep red colour, purple hues. Ripe red berries on the bouquet, a hint of black pepper and underlying spice. The palate is complex, flavoursome yet elegant. Rich berry flavours are enhanced by toasty oak, tight and persistent tannins, excellent weight of fruit weight and a fine balance. A warming finish and persistence of flavour.

Seal: Screwcap - Alc: 14.5%

1 x Philip Shaw 'The Idiot' Shiraz 2015 (Australia)

Awarded 90/100 Points: QWine, May 2017

Awarded 89/100 Points: The Daily Drop, 2017

"One for a steak and a lazy night in I say. Smells of BBQ meats, charcoal and dark berry fruit. A little raspy, dark chocolate and black tea kicks in with time in the glass. It comes across as one of those dependable drinks. A dusty and sandy like tannin is there to finish. Goes well" QWine, May 2017

"The grapes for ‘The Idiot’ Shiraz were grown at relatively high altitude, 900 metres, which can make ripening a challenge, or in this case, it can make for some of the most desirable Shiraz fruit aromas and characters, due to the higher acid levels in the grapes. This wine has a real clarity and brightness about it, not only in the colour of the wine but also the taste. When writers talk about ‘cool climate elegance’ this is what they mean, a good density of fruit supported by the right amount of oak, not unlike the wines from the Northern Rhone in France" The Daily Drop, 2017

Dark garnet in colour, with an ever so slight purple hue in the glass, this cool climate Shiraz is true to its region and variety with a fragrant bouquet showcasing juicy red fruits and blueberry. The palate is succulent yet elegant, with bountiful fruit and spice giving way to fine savoury tannins.

Seal: Screwcap - Alc: 13.30%


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