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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). 

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  1. 2009 Haut Brion

    2009 Haut Brion

    100 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    "Prodigious aromatic attractions...an extraordinarily complex, concentrated effort" 100/100 (perfect score) Robert Parker Haut Brion's 2009 is a stunner and offers relative value in the first ...
    $1,800.00 in mixed 6+ or $2,000.00 per bottle
  2. 2013 Vidals Legacy Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet/Merlot

    2013 Vidals Legacy Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Cabernet/Merlot

    5 Stars Michael Cooper
    A supreme Gimblett Gravels red from a great vintage. In a special Bordeaux versus Hawkes Bay tasting (in Shanghai, 2017), a panel of forty wine professionals judged this wine to be #1 over the ...
    $61.99 in mixed 6+ or $69.99 per bottle
  3. 2017 Sandalford Margaret River Cabernet/Merlot

    2017 Sandalford Margaret River Cabernet/Merlot

    93 Points Richard Caro
    A lovely Margaret River Cabernet blend, medium-rich fruit harmonised with earthy and savoury interest. Great buying from a revitalised Sandalford Winery, this polished and not over-fruited wine ...
    $20.99 in mixed 6+ or $22.99 per bottle
  4. 2012 Cape Mentelle Wilyabrup Cabernet/ Merlot

    2012 Cape Mentelle Wilyabrup Cabernet/ Merlot

    95 Points James Halliday
    A delicious Cab/Merlot from Cape Mentelle that is very scarce due to this wine being made for the restaurant trade- NZ have a small allocation ...
    $47.99 in mixed 6+ or $53.99 per bottle
  5. 2016 Sandalford Estate Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

    2016 Sandalford Estate Reserve Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

    94 Points James Halliday
    With huge depth and good bottle age, this serious Cabernet from Western Australia over-delivers. With heaps and colour and flavour out of these 40 year old vines, this is rich and structured but ...
    Elsewhere up to $32.99 Save $5 $27.99 in mixed 6+ or $30.99 per bottle
  6. 2016 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf 'Secrets Pignan'

    2016 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf 'Secrets Pignan'

    97 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    An extraordinary Chateauneuf that is described as "pure silk and sensuality". Made from 100% Grenache grown on complex soils of sand and clay located in Pignan, this extraordinary label is a top ...
    $84.99 in mixed 6+ or $94.99 per bottle
  7. 2017 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf

    2017 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf

    17 Points Jancis Robinson MW
    A voluptuous Chateauneuf that delivers "both power and nuance". This is one of the gems of the Rhone -- a Chateauneuf producer with superb sources and expertise who offers a style thats of full ...
    $53.99 in mixed 6+ or $59.99 per bottle
  8. 2017 Two Hands Brave Faces Barossa Grenache / Shiraz / Mataro

    2017 Two Hands Brave Faces Barossa Grenache / Shiraz / Mataro

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A balancing act of hugeness with finesse: the quality end of Aussie GSM. As 'negociants' Two Hands source only the best fruit then lovingly de-stem, select and extract lots and lots of rich ...
    $34.99 in mixed 6+ or $38.99 per bottle
  9. 2014 Esk Valley The Terraces

    2014 Esk Valley The Terraces

    20 Points Raymond Chan
    Esk Valley pulled out all the stops in this wine, which was given a stellar 20/20 score by Raymond Chan. This top Bordeaux blend (Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc) is from old vines on a steep ...
    $150.00 in mixed 6+ or $165.00 per bottle
  10. 2010 L'Eglise Clinet (Pomerol)

    2010 L'Eglise Clinet (Pomerol)

    96 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    L'Eglise Clinet is one of the superstars of Pomerol. The pinnacle of Merlot from Bordeaux. ...
    $795.00 in mixed 6+ or $895.00 per bottle

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