Gold Medal Line-up

First Glass Wines 16 October 2019

Tohu Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Passionfruit, tropical fruit, a hint of fresh tomatoes, vibrant and very tasty. First Glass Price $15.99

Stoneleigh Rapaura Series Chardonnay 2018 Marlborough
The best ever under this label, powerful fruit and toasty oak statement - delicious.  First Glass Price $20.99

Askerne Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018
Full bodied, creamy, toasty - vanilla, melon, long lingering finish.  First Glass Price $26.99

Framingham Nobodys Hero Pinot Gris 2018 Marlborough
Ripe fruit, a touch oily in the palate  with stonefruit- very appealing and popular on the night.  First Glass Price $14.99

Charles Wiffen Marlborough Riesling 2013
Six years on and now drinking superbly. The toasty / kerosene and lime characters are prominent but the acid has now mellowed giving us terrific Riesling with wide appeal.  First Glass Price $17.99

Shaky Bridge Pioneer Series Pinot Noir 2018 Central Otago
Savoury, gamey, good fruit and oak balance, easy drinking and ready now.  First Glass Price $21.99

Peregrine Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
A classy Pinot - cherries, black plums, smooth yet powerful - good drinking now but better with several good years of cellaring.  First Glass Price $39.99

Gran Sasso Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2018
Another Southern Italy bargain. Full fruited, smooth, tasty and good drinking with or without food.  First Glass Price $17.99

Peter Lehmann The Barossan Shiraz 2017
With the distinctive "leather look" label this is a terrific Shiraz. Black in the glass and full of black plum, spice, oak - dense and delicious. Highly recommended.  First Glass Price $19.99

Farnese Edizione Edition 18 - Italy
From Puglia and Abruzzo it's a blend of Montepulciano, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Negroamaro and Malvasia - all well integrated. Rich and dense but with plenty of drink now appeal. A fabulous dinner party wine.  First Glass Price $52.99

De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2016
Australia's most famous sweet wine. Smooth and luscious, an absolute treat.  First Glass Price $35.99