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Wine Of The Week NZ

Stonecroft Reserve 2014 Syrah, Hawke’s Bay NZD$65 I recently opened a bottle of Stonecroft 2006 Syrah. It was terrific. I expect this wine to be even better. It’s wonderfully dense with a genuine “old vine” texture. Packed with dark berry, plum, black pepper, chocolate/mocha, liquorice

Mature Pinotage

Nicholas Thomas Nobilo 2007 Jubilee Reserve Pinotage NZD$69.99 Rich, smooth and rather tasty red from a grape variety that accounts for a very small percentage of the national vineyard. Nicely mature, with a suggestion of Oxo cube adding complexity to the red berry and spicy oak

Wine Of The Week

Wynns 2012 Michael Shiraz, Coonawarra $149.99 Elegant and powerful Shiraz, with the sort of energy and cracked black pepper flavours that could easily be mistaken for Gimblett Gravels rather than Coonwarra. The difference is density, which this wine has in spades, and a savoury complexity

Syrah for the cellar

Bilancia 2013 La Collina, Hawke’s Bay $120 Generously proportioned Syrah with intense sweet dark berry fruits, chocolate, black pepper and spicy oak. Firmly structured red with fine, ripe tannins assuring a long life although slightly restraining aromatics at the moment. La Collina has a proven