Buys of the Week

Buy Of The Week NZ

Sileni 2014 Pacemaker Cabernet Franc, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $36.99 Accessible, charming cabernet franc with juicy red berry and violet flavours plus a seasoning of spicy oak. Soft, smooth-textured red that offers value at this price. (Screwcap) Score: 90 ★★★★ – view on BobCampbell.nz Alcohol: 14% Ageing:

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Stella Bella Pink Moscato, Margaret River 2015, AUD $19 (375ml) This is a moscato with a touch of class. Beautiful packaging matches the fragrant and superbly balanced muscaty aromas and flavours. It’s less sweet than many examples, with well-balanced acidity and creamy effervescence. (7.5 per

Buy Of The Week NZ

Greystone 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, NZD $22 Unusually rich, weighty and flavoursome Sauvignon Blanc with peach, melon and nutty yeast lees flavours. Made from a new Bordeaux clone of Sauvignon Blanc. It was fermented in old French oak barrels and aged for six months on

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Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2015 AUD $18 With its pale colour and bright, fresh lemongrass, lemon juice and herbal aromas this wine is intense and ripe, faithful to the grape and neither sweetness nor acid are overdone. Outstanding value. (12.5 per cent alcohol; screw

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Villa Maria 2014 Cellar Selection Syrah, Hawke’s Bay NZD $25 Moderately dense and deep-tinted Syrah with plum, black currant, black pepper and liquorice flavours. Impressively full-flavoured red with a backbone of fine, ripe tannins that promise good development potential. Great value at this price. (Screwcap)

Buy Of The Week AU

Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Grenache Rosé, McLaren Vale 2015 AUD $19.95 A full-flavoured rosé and a very good one. The colour is electric pink-purple; the aroma and flavour are of ripe cherry, with some yeastiness and meaty ferment characters. It’s bright and grapy with a

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Villa Maria 2015 Cellar Selection Dry Riesling, Marlborough NZD $18 Dry Riesling with just a tiny hint of sweetness that’s balanced by fruity acidity to give a refreshingly crisp and lengthy finish. Lime zest, chalky mineral and a hint of rose petal flavours. Deliciously tangy

Buy Of The Week AU

Jacob’s Creek Classic Riesling, South Eastern Australia 2015, AUD $12 Floral, citrusy aromas plus mint leaves and lime juice. A trace of yeastiness. The palate is firm, clean and savoury with a searing dryness and bright, refreshing acidity, which adds a little hardness. Food softens

Buy Of The Week NZ

Amisfield 2014 Lowburn Terrace Riesling, Central Otago NZD$25 Attractive medium-sweet Riesling with strong lime juice, mineral and floral notes. Sweetness is restrained by tangy acidity to build a delicious, mouth-watering tension in the wine. Good now but with the potential to gain even more complexity

Buy Of The Week AU

Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River 2013 AUD$16 Deep red-purple colour, raspberry and crushed herb aromas, a hint of tomato leaf. It’s medium-bodied and straightforward, with bright varietal fruit and finishing with a decisive, typical cabernet grip. Remarkable value. (Screw cap; 14.5 per cent alcohol.) Score: