Peter Lehmann The Barossan Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016 $19.99

Glossy and inky in the glass, this shiraz delivers a sweet, plummy, roundhouse kick to your cakehole. Hints of toasted coconut merge with a smorgasbord of spices, buckets of berries and luxurious layers of cocoa-dusted character on the finish. Sip with: Classic lamb moussaka. www.vinofino.co.nz

Macaw Creek Organic Preservative Free Mt Lofty Shiraz 2014 $26

Located in the Gilbert Valley, in the Mount Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, Macaw Creek are responsible for a rather rare thing, creating a shiraz made without sulphur dioxide or other preservatives and… It’s. Actually. Very. Good*. Pure, fruity and packed solid with raspberry, blackcurrant and cherry characters, its super-fresh, plucky and very pretty. Sip […]

Sons Of Eden Remus Eden Valley Old Vine Shiraz 2015 $84.99

This wine scooped the trophy for the Best Shiraz at the recent Winewise Championship, an exclusive show only open to wines that’ve won gold medals at major city wine shows in Australia. It’s a competition to find the best of the best and this wine has done the unheard of – it’s won it twice […]

Yvonne Lorkin Canvas Column for Sat 26th May 2018

Well tie me kangaroo down, if these three shiraz’s aren’t about as full of flavour as a centipedes sock drawer*… Sons Of Eden Remus Eden Valley Old Vine Shiraz 2015 $84.99 This wine scooped the trophy for the Best Shiraz at the recent Winewise Championship, an exclusive show only open to wines that’ve won gold […]

I Am George Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2016 $22 (4 stars)

George Wyndham is considered the founding father of shiraz in Australia, planting the grape in 1830. Winemaker Steve Meyer wanted to create a wine that was accessible to anyone, but captured the spirit of George – and here it is. Bursting with blackcurrant, plum and all manner of sweet, red fruits, it’s a warming, cuddly […]

Te Awa Single Estate Hawke’s Bay Tempranillo 2014 $29.99 (4.5 stars)

Hands up if you even knew tempranillo was being grown in Hawke’s Bay? Not many if any I’ll vouch. The grape responsible for producing the great Rioja’s of Spain has found a happy home smack bang in the middle of the Gimblett Gravels and it’s thriving. Chock full of intense dark berries, intense dark cocoa, […]

Giesen The Brothers Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 $29 (4 stars)

Scooping silver at the NZ International Wine Competition is no mean feat, but this intensely cherry and berry-focused pinot noir hits all the sweet spots.  Succulent, juicy mildly spiced and nicely balanced, there’s an earthy, generosity with this wine that I really like. www.finewinedelivery.co.nz

Wet Jacket Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015 $39

Named by owner Greg Hay after Wet Jacket Arm in Fiordland National Park, it harks back to nature always having the upper hand.  Well the grape gods were smiling on the fruit for this vintage, because its intensely luscious forest floor aromas burst out of the glass and do macarena with cherry, raspberry liquorice, redcurrant […]

Thomas Goss McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016 $18.99

Boasting more bling on its grill than Lil Wayne or Lil Bow Wow, or in fact any of the “Lil’s”, this shiraz has clearly shown it’s at the top of its game as far as wine competitions are concerned.  Inky dark, glossy in the glass and bursting with boysenberry and blackcurrant characters on the nose […]

Eight Ranges Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014 $38

Brian Biggs has enlisted the legendary Matt Connell to craft this softly spiced, cherry cola scented sip.  Clean, precise, showing classic red fruits, a hint of cocoa, leafy notes and lovely, silky layers on the finish.

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