TOP DROPS – NOVEMBER

 

  1. CROWN RANGE CELLAR 2012 PATRICK LEON SYRAH

A collaboration between Patrick Leon (of Chateau Mouton Rothschild fame) and Crown Range Cellar has delivered this Syrah from St.Chinian in the Languedoc, France. The wine is richly layered, complex, full bodied with a long finish. Notes of cooked plums, black cherries, cracked black pepper and leather are supported by plush tannins, supple oak and baking spices.

  1. STOLEN HEART MERLOT MALBEC 2014

Grown on a wind-swept, sun-drenched vineyard at the edge of the Gimblett Gravels, these wines are Bio-Gro certified organic. The range incorporates a Merlot Malbec blend, Syrah and a Cabernet Merlot blend. The wines balance delicately perfumed aromatics with dark fruit flavours, rich mocha and baking spices.

  1. MADAM SASS CENTRAL OTAGO 2016 PINOT NOIR

Madam Sass lived her life with daring indulgence. She is an homage to heroines from Central Otago’s gold rush era. This enticing Pinot Noir is full of attitude, style and extravagance. Decadent blackberry and sweet dark cherry aromas are delivered with opulence, chalky tannins and complex oak spice.

  1. PIP & SEED CRISP

Pip & Seed Crisp is a delicate fusion of cider and wine. Over ice, Crisp is chilled, dry and refreshing with bright floral aromas and fresh crunchy apples on the palate. As a cider and wine blend, it is a unique proposition and one which is bound to delight and refresh.

  1. ST HALLETT 2016 FAITH SHIRAZ

This is the Shiraz which starts it all for many St Hallett lovers – a vibrant and expressive example of Barossa Shiraz. A lively palate of dark berry fruits combined with pepper spices and chocolate tones. A long savoury finish is coated in soft tannins.

  1. OSAWA WINES 2012 PRESTIGE PINOT NOIR

Wild blackcurrant and violet aromas lead into a palate that is a blend of raspberry and dark cherry fruits. This wine is richly textured and while young, offers mouthfilling intensity that will develop into layered complexity with time. The tannins are supple and offer a generous structure and ensure a long, persistent finish.

  1. JOIY

A read-to-go anywhere wine, this zesty beverage gives consumers the perfect dose of bubbly they desire. Travel where other wines don’t dare with this portable, awarded sparkling wine in a can. Great for outdoor events, or any other situation where glasses aren’t the answer.

  1. PUHOI ORGANIC DISTILLERY VODKA

The Master Distiller’s reserve contains 38 percent ABV. Apothecary-style herbal tanginess ignites digestion. A perfect match for most dishes, and also perfect as both aperitif and digestive. Recommended to be served neat and at room temperature, but perfect in any apple-juice containing cocktails, such as a Screwdriver, and also a good substitute for Absinthe.

  1. PUHOI ORGANIC DISTILLERY HORILKA

Spicy and exotic sipping Vodka with the first dominant note of mild chilli supported by a sophisticated botanical composition and pleasant Manuka honey aftertaste. This Ukrainian-style spirit is extraordinarily well-balanced and is surprisingly nice in combination with honey and botanicals. Great in Bloody Mary cocktails.

  1. PUHOI ORGANIC DISTILLERY WHISKY

The nose still retains all the distinctive notes of fine highland Scotch, but the palate is much softer. Manuka Honey has organically blended into the taste, and the botanical composition rounds it all well and provides a very enjoyable aftertaste. The spirit is absolutely clear, and the colour is a beautiful amber.

  1. SAINT CLAIR PREMIUM PINOT GRIS ROSÉ

Beautiful pale salmon in colour, this Marlborough wine displays a luscious and weighty palate containing ripe fruit flavours of strawberries, raspberries and poached pear with cream. The acidity is fresh and well balanced with a pleasing persistent finish. A perfect accompaniment to a fresh summer salad and grilled fish.