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Red Wines

From Central Otago to Matakana, New Zealand’s reputation for red wine production is gaining serious momentum, as well as its own distinctive style. Pinot Noir has been able to capture New Zealand’s unique terroir and rival Burgundy like no other. Hawke’s Bay is the oldest region in New Zealand and is now synonymous with some of the countries finest Bordeaux Blends. New Zealand reds commonly display bright fruit characteristics and there is always a new red wine to discover.
  • Taste
    Black Dorris plums with a backbone of vanilla oak & pepper spices on the nose. Full bodied with expressions of red & black berries with integrated fine tannins leaving a long finish
    Eat
    Venison on the BBQ
    Why
    Best value syrah
    Babich Syrah New Zealand Wine

    2015 Babich Syrah Hawke's Bay

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  • Taste
    Blackberry, spice & pepper. Complex as the fruit flavours are held with a good acidity & tannin structure
    Eat
    Casseroles
    Why
    Addition of Viognier adds perfume
    New Zealand Wine Trinity Hill Syrah

    2015 Trinity Hill Syrah Hawke's Bay

    £18.60
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  • Taste
    Fragrant dark berry, spice & floral aromas are balanced together with a textured palate
    Eat
    Succulent, braised Venison
    Why
    Sourced from the best Gimblett Gravels vineyards
    Vidal Reserve Syrah New Zealand Wine

    2014 Vidal Reserve Series Syrah Hawke's Bay

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  • Taste
    Blueberry, red plums & delicate pepper. Indian-spice & supple texture finishing rich with silky tannins & generous length
    Eat
    Venison, blueberry jus
    Why
    Fun fun fun
    Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah New Zealand Wine

    2014 Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah Hawke's Bay

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  • Taste
    Violet, white pepper & thyme float across a full & rounded palate. Balanced tannins & seductive nature
    Eat
    Steak
    Why
    Rod, a Hawke's Bay genius
    Rod McDonald Te Awanga Syrah New Zealand Wine

    2013 Rod McDonald Te Awanga Syrah Hawke's Bay

    £20.50
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  • Taste
    Fresh cherry, floral honeysuckle, lavender notes & black pepper. Silky texture with vibrant blueberry fruit, charcoal & flint
    Eat
    NZ Venison
    Why
    Gimblett Gravels
    New Zealand Wines Craggy Range Syrah

    2013 Craggy Range Syrah Hawke's Bay

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  • Taste
    Mulberries, plum & black pepper. Fine tannin & integrated oak.
    Eat
    Venison
    Why
    Because we do love Australians
    Te Whare Ra, Syrah, 2015

    2015 Te Whare Ra Syrah Marlborough

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  • Taste
    Incredibly fragrant with aromas of sweet red fruit, spice & savoury gamey notes. Concentrated palate & an elegant, vibrant acidity. Cellaring will prove advantageous
    Eat
    Marinated bavette steak
    Why
    Emulates structure of classical Northern Rhone
    New Zealand Wines, Syrah Dreadnought, Man O War Auckland

    2013 Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah Auckland

    £35.70
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  • Taste
    Incredibly fragrant with aromas of sweet red fruit, spice & savoury gamey notes. Concentrated palate & an elegant, vibrant acidity. Cellaring will prove advantageous
    Eat
    Marinated bavette steak
    Why
    Emulates structure of classical Northern Rhone
    New Zealand Wines, Syrah Dreadnought, Man O War Auckland

    2014 Man O' War Bellerophon Syrah Auckland

    £40.00
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  • Taste
    Savoury herb & smoked meat characters with a olive tapenade edge. Deep, well balanced flavour profile
    Eat
    Slow roasted spiced pork
    Why
    Seductive, silky & elegant texture
    Cambridge Road Syrah New Zealand Wine

    2013 Cambridge Road Syrah Wairarapa

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  • Taste
    Aromas of sweet blackberries are complemented by subtle hints of bark, cocoa & freshly cracked black pepper. On the palate an elegant core of black fruits is layered with dusty, dry tannins & refreshing acidity. Cellar 10 yrs
    Eat
    Venison, lamb
    Why
    The Hawke's Bay vintage of a generation
    Craggy Range Le Sol New Zealand Wine

    2011 Craggy Range Le Sol Syrah Hawke's Bay

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  • Taste
    Dense, dark red with violet hues. Ripe brambly fruit, spice, touches of treacle & prune. Balanced pure fruit, perfectly spiced
    Eat
    BBQ venison, chocolate & chilli sauce
    Why
    Highly polished tannins
    Dry River Syrah Red Wine New Zealand

    2010 Dry River Lovat Syrah Wairarapa

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  • Taste
    Powerful, elegant & fragrant. Blackberry & cassis. Liquorice, black pepper & spice. Concentrated elegance
    Eat
    Moroccan Lamb
    Why
    Homage pays tribute a Rhone Valley iconic figure: Gerard Jaboulet
    Trinity Hill Homage Syrah New Zealand Wine

    2010 Trinity Hill Homage Syrah Hawke's Bay

    £99.00
  • Taste
    Good core of plums & blackberry preserves with black pepper, dried herbs & liquorice accents. Remarkable texture - both velvety and grainy - it offers mouth-filling pepper laced flavours and a lively acid backbone, finishing long
    Eat
    Meat
    Why
    Hiro.
    Kusuda Syrah New Zealand Syrah

    2014 Kusuda Syrah Wairarapa

    £99.00
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  • Taste
    Dark berry fruits, undertones of cinnamon, aniseed & oak. Smooth tannins. Long & complex finish
    Eat
    Peter Gordon's Beef Pesto
    Why
    The Clayvin Vineyard. (Ask us more!)
    New Zealand Wine Giesen Syrah

    2012 Giesen Clayvin Syrah Marlborough

    £290.40
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