Welcome

Reds

It is not the flesh but the skin of the grape that gives colour - and flavour. Hence some drinkers find reds more ‘satisfying’ - simply because they have more flavour sources! While whites have apple/citrus flavours of pulp, these are ‘built over’ in reds by stronger red and black fruit, spicy and earthy flavours caused by maceration (soaking/fermenting on skins). This ‘leaching’ is almost exclusive to reds, also leading to fuller texture and weight of solids (phenolics). The most important phenolics - besides colour compounds - are tannins. From both skin and pip, the quality of tannins help red wines to age and determines their style as soft and fruity (low tannin) or firm and structured (high tannin). 

Reds

List  Grid 

  1. 2016 Bodegas Septima Malbec

    2016 Bodegas Septima Malbec

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A superb Malbec that typifies the insane value coming out of Argentina. It is made by a 'reference point' producer with a cosmopolitan outlook and a long history of exceptional quality for the ...
    Elsewhere up to $17.99 Save $2 $15.99 per bottle
  2. 2013 Stanley Estates Merlot

    2013 Stanley Estates Merlot

    90 Points Richard Caro
    Reduced to clear- out it goes. Limited stock. A lovely dry and savoury Merlot, this is a welcome departure from the usual bold Hawkes Bay style. Elegant red and dark fruit nuances come in a ...
    Elsewhere up to $22.99 Save $8 $14.99 in mixed 6+ or $16.99 per bottle
  3. 2014 Johnny Q Shiraz/ Viognier

    2014 Johnny Q Shiraz/ Viognier

    88 Points James Halliday
    An everyday quaffer that offers great value. Good critics scores and 2 Gold Medals prove its unbeatable value. Bright and juicy - jump in! ...
    • NZIWS Gold
    $14.99 in mixed 6+ or $16.99 per bottle

    Out of stock

  4. 2014 Symington Altano Douro

    2014 Symington Altano Douro

    90 Points Richard Caro
    Normally $20 this is a superb red from the Symington Portfolio who are more know for their famous port brands such as Grahams and Dows. However over half the Douro Valley is given over to red ...
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $5 $14.99 in mixed 6+ or $16.99 per bottle
  5. 2016 Apollonio Salento Negroamaro

    2016 Apollonio Salento Negroamaro

    Winery Clearance
    91 Points John Caro
    Reduced to clear -- out it goes! Absolutely superb BBQ wine at this ridiculous price now. Limited stock. A juicy and refreshing, perfectly balanced from the warm climes of Southern Italy. This ...
    $14.99 in mixed 6+ or $16.99 per bottle
  6. 2014 Heartland Langhorne Creek Stickleback Shiraz-Cabernet

    2014 Heartland Langhorne Creek Stickleback Shiraz-Cabernet

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A lovely, juicy red blend from Heartland by legend Ben Glaetzer. Produced from vines up to 20 years old from the under-rated Langhorne Creek region (close to Coonawarra), this is fresh and dark ...
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $5 $14.99 in mixed 6+ or $16.99 per bottle
  7. 2013 Coopers Creek Hawkes Bay Syrah

    2013 Coopers Creek Hawkes Bay Syrah

    5 Stars Cuisine
    Amazing discount on the #4 ranking Syrah in Cuisine's recent tasting. Only six wines out of 70 entries scored 5 Stars and these averaged over $50! showing you want an amazing buy this 2013 Syrah ...
    Elsewhere up to $22.99 Save $6 $16.99 in mixed 6+ or $18.99 per bottle
  8. 2016 Vina Zorzal Garnacha

    2016 Vina Zorzal Garnacha

    90 Points John Caro
    A superb Grenache from old vines in the undervalued Navarra region of Spain. This wine is delicious at the worst of times, but the 2016 vintage was one of the best -- even more hot and dry that ...
    $17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 per bottle
  9. 2015 Vasse Felix 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon

    2015 Vasse Felix 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon

    95 Points Bob Campbell
    A stunning one-off discount on this icon Aussie Cab. Vasse Felix are among the oldest hands in Margaret River and specialise in this elegant and refined Cabernet style -- so even this ...
    Elsewhere up to $28.99 Save $11 $17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 per bottle
  10. 2015 Astrolabe Wairau PInot Noir

    2015 Astrolabe Wairau PInot Noir

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A great value Pinot Noir that was destined for overseas. This is an export only label that sits between their $20 Durvillea Label and their $30 Astrolabe label. Now being cleared -- stocks are ...
    Elsewhere up to $26.99 Save $9 $17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 per bottle

List  Grid 

Please wait...

You've just added to the cart

{{var product.name}}

{{var product.short_description}}