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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

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  1. 2015 Mission VS Hawkes Bay Merlot

    2015 Mission VS Hawkes Bay Merlot

    91 Points Richard Caro
    A stunning deal on this massive over-achiever! While scooping the trophy from the Royal Easter Show, this wine beat out the big boys – i.e. well-known $45-$60 reserve wines from the hotter ...
    • Royal Easter Show Wine Awards - Gold
    $14.99 a bottle
  2. 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
    Elsewhere up to $18.99 Save $4 $14.99 a bottle

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  3. 2014 Mystery Clare Valley Batch # 3 Shiraz

    2014 Mystery Clare Valley Batch # 3 Shiraz

    92 Points Richard Caro
    We have manged to get the last of this winning wine. This is a seriously rich Clare Valley Shiraz we sourced in 'cleanskin' to ensure you the best value. Two years in oak (30% new) and made to ...
    $14.99 a bottle
  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 a bottle
  5. 2015 Bodegas Septima Malbec

    2015 Bodegas Septima Malbec

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A superb Malbec that typifies the insane value coming out of Argentina. Made by a 'reference point' producer with a cosmopolitan outlook and a long history of exceptional quality for the price, ...
    Elsewhere up to $17.99 Save $2 $15.99 a bottle
  6. 2013 Henry's Drive Pillar Box Padthaway Red

    2013 Henry's Drive Pillar Box Padthaway Red

    90 Points Richard Caro
    With five years in bottle this is drinking beautifully! It was built to last, with the whole package of concentrated flavours and lovely tannins and oak. Lashings of softening dark fruits make ...
    • IWSC Silver
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $4 $15.99 a bottle
  7. 2013 Heartland Langhorne Creek Stickleback Shiraz/ Cabernet

    2013 Heartland Langhorne Creek Stickleback Shiraz/ Cabernet

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A lovely, juicy red blend from Heartland by legend Ben Glaetzer. The Australian's are the most successful country in the world at blending Cabernet and Shiraz. This delicious wine has equal ...
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $2 $17.99 a bottle
  8. 2015 Tarima Organic Mourvedre

    2015 Tarima Organic Mourvedre

    Rick’s Picks
    90 Points John Caro
    An incredible red buy - not just organic but dark and luscious. Tarima highlights what Monastrell (aka Mourvedre) can do, with intensity of flavour and colour that's not only fruit but also ...
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $2 $17.99 a bottle
  9. 2015 Paso a Paso Organic Tempranillo

    2015 Paso a Paso Organic Tempranillo

    90 Points John Caro
    A superb value organic Tempranillo from Spain's hot La Mancha region. Full of ripe dark fruits and silky texture, this is a satisfying and harmonious red from a serious producer. La Mancha is ...
    Elsewhere up to $19.99 Save $2 $17.99 a bottle
  10. 2013 Falesco Le Poggere Rosso

    2013 Falesco Le Poggere Rosso

    90 Points John Caro
    From the shores of beautiful lake Bolsena north of Rome comes this elegant medium-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Juicy dark and red fruits with spicy charm - effortless stuff ...
    Elsewhere up to $22.99 Save $3 $19.99 a bottle

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