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Wine of the Week
Amanoto Junmai Gingo
09 October 2017

Welcoming our latest new-comers', under Deja Vu, is the Sake label Amanoto originating from Akita in the snowy, northern part of Japan, the smallest of Akitas 47 breweries. The brand Amanoto inspired by an old poem based on a Japanese myth. Amanoto means Heavens Door which is symbolized by the Magatama, a stone used for a necklace in the myth,pictured on the label. Amanoto's 'green label' Junmai Ginjo shows beautiful purity with some subtle yeast complexity on the nose. There are also …

Grabriel Meffre "La Chasse" Chardonnay Viognier 2015
24 January 2017

Chardonnay and Viognier grapes are picked at the coolest time of the morning in order to preserve their freshness before the sun warms the vines too much. The grapes come from various vineyard sites of the Languedoc, South and West of France. They are pressed after a short skin maceration and 4 to 6 hours later the clear juice is racked off. This wine is not matured in oak. This wine displays ripe, exotic fruit and limongrass aromas which are fresh and vivid. Harmonious and soft, it can be …

Lake Chalice Chardonnay 2015
21 December 2016

The nose is delicate aromas of stone fruit, spice and hazelnut aromas, with a touch of spicy oak. The palate of this bright and elegant medium bodied Chardonnay exhibits a creamy texture with soft acidity and a lingering finish.

Frexienet Cordon Negro Brut NV
14 December 2016

Pale yellow, with bright hints of green. A fine, persistent and abundant sparkle lifting to a good crown. Fine, delicate aromas, combining tones of green apple and pear, with light resonances of Mediterranean fruits - peach, melon and pineapple, over a base of citrus, all beautifully balanced by light toasty aromas from bottle maturation. The palate is refreshing, the sparkle balancing the green and citrus fruits. It is light but long and elegant.

Gisselbrecht Pinot Gris 2015
06 December 2016

Pinot Gris as it was meant to be! Theres nowhere on earth that produces Pinot Gris quite like Alsace (pronounced Al-zass), a region in the north-east of France that borders Germany.  Its the home of intensely rich, dry, spicy whites and like Champagne from Champagne or Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, it's often imitated but rarely matched. Its the real deal! 2015 vintage glows yellow with thick tears. Smoky, spicy with a clean herbaceous aroma on the nose with a structured fresh mouthfeel. …

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Pinot Rose 2016
30 November 2016

The juice for the Rosé was syphoned from the Pinot Noir cool soak prior to fermentation once the colour and flavour had reached the perfect intensity for this style. Light pink with a hint of orange in colour. Floral aromas of strawberry and cherries. The palate conveys strawberries and cream with a lovely dry finish. A lovely aperitif or enjoy with Summer salads and seafood. 

The grapes for this wine were carefully selected from the Tietjen vineyard. The clone used here is Dijon 777 and …

Geyser Peak Chardonnay 2012
23 November 2016

Geyser Peak is one of California’s oldest and most renowned wineries, founded in 1880 by Augustus Quitzow, a pioneer in Alexander Valley winemaking.

This Chardonnay delivers a light oak aroma, leading to a smoky caramel note. The palate is ripe and crisp with creamy pear, fig and melon as well as honeysuckle and green apple.

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages 2015
14 November 2016

The undisputed King of Beaujolais is Georges Duboeuf, who started by roaming the region in his VW back in the sixties, making wine wherever he stopped. The Beaujolais Village is a purple-magenta, with bright ruby hues. Filled with red strawberry and cherry notes, fruit driven with a touch of earth. Bright and pleasant on the palate, this wine is light and smooth with good acidity and structure, finishing with medium tannins.

Nga Waka Pinot Rose 2016
09 November 2016

From one of Martinboroughs best producers comes their inaugural Rose, made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, picked at optimal ripeness specifically for this wine. A beautiful pink blush colour with delicate flavours of cherry and strawberry backed by crisp acidity. Perfect for summer afternoon drinking.

Levert Frere Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2014
01 November 2016

A classic Bourgogne Pinot Noir, the Levert Frere presents a cherry robe in colour with deep purple hints. One the nose, the wine reveals notes of red berries with a touch of sweet spice. Complimented by a supple mouthfeel with light tannins, ending on notes of small red fruit. The wine makes a great partner to delicatessen meats, pork chops or grilled meat.

Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry
26 October 2016

Founded in 1796, Harveys steadily grew in popularity and received a Royal Warrant in 1895. Since then it has continued its ascendance, becoming the No.1 Sherry Brand globally. Harveys Bristol Cream contains a blend of over 30 selected Fino, Olorose, Amontillado and the special Pedro Ximenez grape. A deep golden colour, the sherry is full and fragrant, elegant and pungent. Full-bodied, rich, mellow, long lasting and velvety on the palate.

Charles Heidsieck Blanc Des Millenaires 1995
20 October 2016

A masterpiece from the Code des Blancs in a legendary vintage. 17 years worth of complexity and yet so fresh! A precise selection of Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs - 4 Grand Crus and 1 Premier Cru. A unique emotion, an impression of eternity, much like the feeling one has when standing in the heart of the 2000 year old chalk cellars after which this wine is named. 17 years worth of complexity. More than 15 years maturation in the heart of the 2000 year old gallo roman chalk cellars after …

Waipara Hills Pinot Gris 2016
11 October 2016

Trophy – New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
This trophy and gold winning Pinot Gris shows a pale green and yellow in the glass. On the nose it presents aromas of crisp red apple, quine and a hint of nougat. The palate delivers apple, pear and nougat, with a hint of ginger and crisp acidity.

Akarua Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
04 October 2016

Akarua has won New Zealand International Wine Show Champion Pinot Noir, for the third consecutive year!
Delivering a deep, bright ruby colour, this wine displays black fruit flavours, complexity and fine tannins that Bannockburn Pinot Noir is renowned for. The bouquet has sweet spice with an underlying dark fruit and earthiness whilst the palate is finely balanced with red and black fruits, spices and a brambly earthiness. The finely textured tannins lead to a persistent and elegant …

Waipara Hills Pinot Gris 2016
27 September 2016

Trophy – New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
This trophy and gold winning Pinot Gris shows a pale green and yellow in the glass. On the nose it presents aromas of crisp red apple, quine and a hint of nougat. The palate delivers apple, pear and nougat, with a hint of ginger and crisp acidity.

Crianza Roja 2011
27 September 2016

Dark ruby red in colour, this wine displays fresh notes of red berries on the nose enriched by a depth of vanilla and sweet spice. Clean and lively on tasting the ripe tannins that blend with balanced structure. Fleshy in the mouth with delicious flavours, this is a wine of pleasure.

Gabriel Meffre La Chasse Chardonnay-Viognier 2015
20 September 2016

A gorgeous and versatile combination of the famous Chardonnay grape with aromatic Viognier.
This wine displays ripe, exotic fruit and lemongrass aromas which are fresh and vivd. Harmonious and soft, it can be enjoyed on its own or with fish, seafood or white meat such as chicken.

4 Stars & 88 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Silver Medal - Anivin de France

Loveblock Bone Dry Riesling 2011
15 September 2016

The colour of palest straw with hints of green. This wine has a restrained nose, with hints of citrus and honey, underscored by an inherent flintiness and developing aged Riesling characters. The palate is restrained with lemon and lime notes. The mid palate is warm with a hint of spice and a touch of honey. The wine ends with a crisp acidity and bone dry. A real Riesling drinkers Riesling.

2015 Spiegelau International Wine Competition - GOLD MEDAL

Jules Taylor OTQ Pinot Noir 2015
05 September 2016

Sometimes you get very special grapes which make very special wines. And sometimes, just sometimes, you do’t tell anybody that youve got these special grapes and that youre going to make a very special wine.

This was one of those sometimes.
This Pinot Noir was grown on the beautiful Ballochdale Estate, high up in the Awatere Valley. Positioned on terraces formed by glacial action in the last ice age, this picturesque vineyard is carefully managed to provide low-yield, high quality …

Chateau Routas Rose 2015
31 August 2016

Rouviere Rose is the quintessential, estate-produced Rose, sourced from the carefully selected Rouviere designated vineyards on the property.

Freshly cut watermelon, ripe peach aromas and floral notes lead to a palate alive with wild strawberries and hints of mineral notes. Crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.