Father's Day Premium Red Wine Gift Pack
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Father's Day Premium Red Wine Gift Pack
Father's Day Premium Red Wine Gift Pack
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Father's Day Premium Red Wine Gift Pack

Father's Day Premium Six Red Wine Gift Pack

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"Raise a glass to Dad's special day with our Father's Day Premium Six Red Wine Gift Pack. This carefully curated collection features a selection of top-tier red wines, chosen to honor and celebrate the remarkable man in your life. Each bottle is a testament to Dad's discerning palate and unwavering presence, making this gift pack a thoughtful expression of gratitude and appreciation."

1 x Atticus Finch Syrah 2020 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020

Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

The Winemaker: "Youthful cherry and mixed forest fruit aromas are quite simple yet concentrated. It is supple with flavours of mint and liquorice developing in the glass. The 2020 vintage in Margaret River was characterized with low rainfall and warmer than average temperatures in spring and summer leading to an early vintage with good quality grapes."

James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, Semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.....[The winery's] ultra-premium wines are under the Atticus label."

Atticus is owned by Chapman Grove Wines; a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.

Atticus utilises exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.

The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the the estate's first release in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze medals.

Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of its temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.

Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.

1 x  Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir 2020 - Marlborough, New Zealand

90/100 Bob Campbell
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
93/100 Bob Campbell
 (2019 vintage)
89/100 Decanter World wine Awards 
(2019 vintage)
87/100 Robert Parker 
(2018 vintage)
87/100 Decanter World Wine Awards 
(2017 vintage)
90/100 The Winefront 
(2016 vintage)
89/100 Wine Enthusiast 
(2016 vintage)
89/100 Wine Spectator
 (2016 vintage)
88/100 Wine Enthusiast 
(2015 vintage)
86/100 Bob Campbell 
(2015 vintage)
86/100 James Suckling
 (2015 vintage)
85/100 Wine Spectator 
(2015 vintage)
85/100 Robert Parker 
(2015 vintage)
87/100 Falstaff 
(2012 vintage)

5 Stars - Wine Square
Bronze - 2022 National Wine Awards of Aotearoa
Silver - London Wine Competition 
(2019 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine challenge 
(2019 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge 
(2017 vintage)
Silver, Silver 91 Pts - International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge 
(2016 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirits Competition 
(2016 vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong IWSC 
(2016 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge 
(2015 vintage)
Silver - New Zealand Wine of the Year 
(2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge 
(2014 vintage)

Bob Campbell 
"Bright, fresh pinot noir with floral, rose petal, cherry and subtle spice flavours. An appealing, easy-to-drink wine, with an ethereal texture and vibrant flavours. Simple and distinctive. Good varietal definition."

Bob Campbell 
"Gently seductive pinot noir with cherry, plum and other red fruit flavours together with violet, floral, fresh herb and mixed spice characters. Smooth-textured with a backbone of very fine tannins." (2019 vintage)

Robert Parker
 "Subtle cedar notes join raspberries and strawberries on the nose of the 2018 Pinot Noir. On the palate, it's a bit light and lacking texture, but it's pretty, those attractive berry shadings lingering on the tart, crisp finish." (2018 vintage)

Wine Experience 
"Elegant and silken with wild, dark berry flavours and gentle dried herb notes. Medium-bodied, the palate is structured and graceful with plush fruit and exceptional fruit and tannin integration which lingers in the mouth." (2016 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast 
"This is a likable, easygoing Pinot that's fruity but not syrupy. It leads with a bowl of berries—strawberries, raspberries and cranberries—and is quickly followed by notes of baking spice, cracked pepper and violet. It's medium bodied but on the lighter end, with lifted acidity and smooth, stalky tannins. Drink now. Christina Pickard" (2016 vintage)

Wine Spectator 
"Smooth and creamy vanilla-scented strawberry and pomegranate flavors are lush and spicy in this red, with details of sage and matcha. Harmonious on the finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made, 200 cases imported. — MW" (2016 vintage)

The Winefront 
"Pretty perfume shows red cherry, raspberry jam, some plummy notes. Fruity as... bright and easy to drink..." (2016 vintage)

James Suckling
 "This has a wealth of violets on the nose, and there's a dry earthy edge. The palate has elemental shape and red-fruit flavors. Drink now." (2015 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast
 "Although it starts on the oaky side, the ripe red fruit, olive and baking spice notes soon come into play. The palate integrates silky tannins with plush fruit, making this a straightforward example of Marlborough Pinot Noir." (2015 vintage)

Wine Spectator 
"There's a floral overtone and plenty of fresh green herbal notes to the tangy cherry flavors, with fresh green notes and tannins that firm up on the finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases made, 112 cases imported. — MW" (2015 vintage)

Robert Parker 
"Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir gives a good intensity of ripe red cherry and red currant notes with a waft of underbrush. The medium-bodied palate delivers a great burst of uncomplicated red berry flavors with a soft structure and good persistence." (2015 vintage)

Falstaff 
"Medium crimson garnet, violet reflections, wider ocher rim. Red berries underlaid with tender tangerine zest, subtle herbal spices, restrained bouquet. Light-bodied, sweet strawberry confit, delicate tannins, elegant acidity, red berry finish, somewhat melting, stays short" (2012 vintage)

Marlborough based award-winning winery, Catalina Sounds is known for wines which harness the purity and vibrancy of Marlborough’s climate and landscape. The name Catalina Sounds evolved from the majestic Catalina flying boats that played a vital role across the South Pacific during and after World War II.

Marlborough is by far New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty Sauvignon Blanc - widely considered by critics to be the best Sauvignon currently produced anywhere on the planet. Commercial-scale viticulture began in Marlborough the 1970s – it conquered the world within 25 years!

1 x Chateau Marjosse Pierre Lurton Bordeaux Rouge 2015 - Bordeaux, France

91/100 Tim Atkin
90/100 James Suckling
90/100 Anthoncyanes - Yohan Castaing
90/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
90/100 CellarTracker
Bronze - Robert Parker, WIne Advocate
Bronze - Jean-Marc Quarin
Bronze - Wine Enthusiast
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
16/20 Vinum Wine Magazine
16/20 Bettane et Desseauve

Owned by one of the world's most famous winemakers, Pierre Lurton - president of two of Bordeaux's best-known chateaux, the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) owned Château Cheval Blanc and Château d’Yquem.

James Suckling 
"Aromas of spices, currants and milk chocolate with fresh-basil undertones. Full-bodied, layered and rich with lots of fruit and character on the finish. Tannins are velvety and dusty in texture. Excellent for this chateau."

Jeb Dunnuck 
"From the home estate of Pierre Lurton (of Cheval Blanc), the 2015 Château Marjosse is a little gem in the vintage that offers complex notes of black cherries, earth, and cedary herbs. This medium-bodied, juicy, elegant 2015 has good density, integrated acidity, polished tannin, and a classic, chiseled feel. It’s ideal for drinking over the coming 5-7 years."

Jancis Robinson 
"Pierre Lurton's home farm. He has lowered the quantity. 80% Merlot, 10% of each Cab. Deep crimson. Attractive tobacco-leaf nose. Lots of sweetness and roundness. Racy. Real edge of savour."

Rober Parker's Wine Advocate 
"The medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Marjosse has a nose of crushed black raspberries and red plums with touches of blackberries and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, it has good expression and a chewy frame with nice balance and plenty of fruit."

Vinous 
"Pierre Lurton's 2015 Marjosse is a big, bold wine packed with black cherry, tobacco, chocolate, smoke, leather and licorice. This dark, brooding wine should drink nicely upon release. There is plenty going on. (AG) "

Wine Spectator 
"Fresh and open-knit, with a savory note bouncing around amid red currant and bitter cherry fruit. Shows a light stony twinge at the end."

Wine Enthusiast 
"This juicy, wood-aged Pierre Lurton wine has very ripe fruit. That gives it richness with black-plum fruits and a dense texture. A bitter coffee flavor shows through the fruit. Drink from 2018."

Neal Martin for Wine Advocate 
"The 2015 Marjosse has a detailed bouquet with red and black fruit, a light brine-like tinge and hints of black olive emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin and moderate acidity, quite smooth in texture with a dab of white pepper toward the finish. It will need a couple of years in bottle, but this Bordeaux Rouge should come around nicely."

Château Marjosse is owned by French 'wine royalty', Pierre Lurton - president of two of Bordeaux’s best-known châteaux; the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) owned, Château Cheval Blanc and Château d’Yquem, Château Marjosse. Pierre Lurton comes from two of the great Bordeaux families. His father Dominique was the youngest son of the paterfamilias François Lurton; his uncle André Lurton who founded the eponymous wine company; his many cousins run châteaux from Pauillac to Pomerol. His mother is from the famous Lafite family.

The influential Club Enologique asserts that Pierre is the most accomplished wine personality of his famous family. Trained as a doctor but swapping his studies for wine making after four years. At 23 he took over Clos Fourtet in St Emilion, one of the fine Lurton properties, and in 1991 he was appointed head of Château Cheval Blanc (it was bought by Bernard Arnault of LVMH in 1998); in 1999 he took on Château d’Yquem, which had just been added to the Arnault portfolio.

Club Enologique describes Pierre Lurton as having the world’s most corporate wine job. "However he divides his time between two of the world’s most exalted wine properties, but comes down to earth in Entre-deux-Mers, the leafy, unpretentious appellation to the east of Bordeaux at Château Marjosse."

The Château Marjosse estate is located in Entre-deux-Mers, on the right bank of Bordeaux. Initially owned by the wine merchant Bernard Chénier, Château Marjosse was acquired by the Deleuze family, who, in 1990, gave some plots to Pierre Lurton to rent. In 1992, Pierre Lurton, who grew up in Château Reynier, neighbour to this magnificent Chartreuse, moved to a second home in Château Marjosse and, over successive years became the owner of the entire vineyard, as well as the Chartreuse in 2013.

Decanter 
"Since Lurton bought Château Marjosse in 1994, the estate has improved beyond recognition. Pierre's father, Dominique Lurton, also made over a further 30ha so that, under the Château Marjosse label, Lurton now exploits 42ha of vineyard, six hectares of white and 36ha of Bordeaux red – a total of 300,000 bottles a year. Pierre insists his wine is Bordeaux and not Bordeaux Supérieur because ‘my wine is only supérieur in the bottle’. His objectives are ambitious. As the quality of the terroir with clay-limestone soil is similar to some of the better areas in Saint-Emilion, he hopes to prove that wines from this area can rival those from more prestigious regions."

Sommeliers International 
"At Château Marjosse the land possesses yet another specific feature, known locally as “la Boulbène”, a silty-clayey texture that has developed on ancient alluvions. The fertility of these soils no longer needs to be proved, because, by chance, they are also found in Saint-Emilion, a terroir that is extremely familiar to the man who manages “Cheval Blanc” …. Pierre Lurton. Assisted in this transformation by Consultant-Oenologist Pascal Poussevin, whose recommendations range from vine growing to wine-making, Pierre Lurton’s estate has now reached its cruising speed … Beyond the fabulous adventures he experiences in his role as manager of Châteaux d’Yquem, Cheval Blanc, as well as estates in South Africa, Latin America and in Australia … it is undoubtedly with “the salt of this land here in the Entre-deux-Mers” that his years of quest for perfection will be revealed. It is clear that this region needs winegrowers of such calibre, those who possess a sixth sense and, using techniques that almost resemble intentional alchemy, transform the grapes they touch into wines that exude the unique character of a specific area."

1 x Plantagenet Wyjup Collection Shiraz 2018 - Mt. Barker, Western Australia

Bronze - Natalie MacLean
92/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 
(2017 vintage)
Bronze - Natalie MacLean 
(2017 vintage)

Natalie MacLean 
"... is an excellent value Shiraz, supple, full-bodied with layers of dark cherry, plum, dried herbs, pepper and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours with a silky, long and vibrant finish."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 
"Solid core of dark fruits, plums and white pepper follow through from the nose. Great acidity balances the dense fruit core with soft tannin and an elegant mouthfeel. Savoury herbal notes at complexity with a slightly old world feel to the wine. Classical cool climate shiraz from a cool vintage." (2017 vintage)

Natalie MacLean 
"A generous, full-bodied, supple Australia Shiraz with aromas of fleshy ripe black plums and spice. Perfect for grilled meats." (2017 vintage)

Western Australian winery, Plantagenet is acclaimed internationally for its consistently highly-awarded, quality wines produced from its five vineyards located in the cool climate region of the Great Southern. It is known for its highly aromatic riesling, tangy citrus-tinged chardonnay, exceptional Rhône-style shiraz and superb cabernet sauvignon. The five estate vineyards are overseen by Chief Viticulturist Jordan Ellis whose philosophy is sustainability and remaining true to the terroir of the region.

The Real Review 
"Plantagenet is a pioneer of the Great Southern region of Western Australia with vineyards first planted in 1986 and the first commercial winery established in the region. Celebrated for its rich heritage, the winery was until recently owned the Lionel Samson family, the oldest family owned business in Western Australia established in Fremantle in 1829. Plantagenet has five vineyards in the Mount Barker sub region each with the unique characteristics, ancient soils and a cool maritime climate creating expressive wines of provenance, quality & prestige."

James Halliday, Halliday Australian Wine Companion 
"Plantagenet has honed its flagship varieties into a distinct Great Southern wine style; a depth of lively flavour, seamless elegance and natural purity"

The Great Southern is emerging as a wine region of international significance and reputation. It is the largest wine growing region in Australia and is the second largest producer of grapes in Western Australia. It is a landscape of forested cliffs and resplendent mountain ranges, grazing pastures and towns steeped in history. The regional climate ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the inland, continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River. The predominant soils are similar to those of the Margaret River region - either lateritic gravelly sandy loams (marri country) or sandy loams deriving directly from granite and gneissic bedrocks. Near perfect conditions for grape growing has lured some of the most creative and talented winemakers to call this land their home and become part of its ancient story.

1 x Super Nanny Goat Pinot Noir 2020- Otago, New Zealand

95/100 Bob Campbell (2013 vintage)
94/100 Tony Keys 
(2013 vintage)

5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide 
(2018 vintage)
Bronze - Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2017 
(2016 vintage)
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2016
 (2015 vintage)
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 - Gold & Best New Zealand Wine Best Pinot Noir
 (2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge 2016 
(2014 vintage)
Gold - NZ International Wine Show 2014 
(2013 vintage)

Alan Oswald, Winemaker 
"Our 2018 Super Nanny is truly reflective of the 2018 growing season, where Intensely hot and dry conditions necessitated an early harvest. Maintaining vibrancy and balance in the wine was a key consideration, and the decision to pick early is clearly visible in this wine. Bright red berry fruits lifted florals and vibrant acidity complement the more traditional Super Nanny characters of dark plum, cherries and toasted spices. Whilst bright and lively on the palate, there is also a pleasingly dense core of black and blueberry fruits, tightly bound by a fine coil of silky tannin ensuring the persistence of flavour long after the last sip."

Nanny Goat Pinot Noir comes from the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. As with most vineyards, there is usually a small parcel or two of outstanding quality fruit that outshines the rest.

The Super Nanny is a limited release wine, made from carefully hand-sorted Pinot Noir bunches, wild yeast ferment with a portion of the whole bunch, extended skin contact and 15 months in French Oak. (40% New Oak) The result is a powerful, richly flavoured and textured Central Otago Pinot, which won a Gold Medal from the NZ International Wine Show in 2014 (2013 vintage).

Since the release of its inaugural Pinot Noir in 2005, the Nanny Goat Vineyard has produced wines of elegance, concentration and balance.

Acclaimed winemaker Alan Oswald previously spent 5 years at Cloudy Bay, including two years as Assistant Winemaker. He is a specialist premium Pinot Noir winemaker.

1 x Rocca delle Macie Esperienza Numero 8 Brunello di Montalcino 2017 - Tuscany, Italy - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italy

Winesearcher "This is more affordable than many Brunello di Montalcino wines. Not as widely known as other Brunello di Montalcino wines. This wine has been becoming increasingly popular over the past year."

Vivino, Yomme (Five Star Buyer rating) "Stupendous Sangiovese balanced and already with sime complexity."

Vivino, Boris Kingston (Vivino's N# 3 Wine Rater) "Everything you want from a Brunello..... Impressive and delicious. Elegant, integrated barrel and light cherry. Intense and rich bouquet. Palette of rich acidity, marzipan character and juicy, concentrated fruit. Hint of prunes, delichious strawberry, a slight hint of vanilla and a crisp cherry character. And a sureprisingly feature of blueberry. Long finish." (2009 vintage)

Winemaker "Intense ruby ​​red, complex on the nose with aromas of plums, ripe black cherries and red berries, well balanced with notes of tobacco and liquorice, also beautiful harmony on the palate, elegant tannins and a long finish, can be stored very well"

Sangiovese 100%

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when film producer Italo Zingarelli – of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much” fame, and also the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.

"Raise a glass to Dad's special day with our Father's Day Premium Six Red Wine Gift Pack. This carefully curated collection features a selection of top-tier red wines, chosen to honor and celebrate the remarkable man in your life. Each bottle is a testament to Dad's discerning palate and unwavering presence, making this gift pack a thoughtful expression of gratitude and appreciation."

1 x Atticus Finch Syrah 2020 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia

Australian Wine Companion - Best Margaret River Wineries of the Regions 2020

Since the release of the Chapman Grove range in 2006, Chapman Grove wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze Medals.

The Winemaker: "Youthful cherry and mixed forest fruit aromas are quite simple yet concentrated. It is supple with flavours of mint and liquorice developing in the glass. The 2020 vintage in Margaret River was characterized with low rainfall and warmer than average temperatures in spring and summer leading to an early vintage with good quality grapes."

James Halliday "A very successful venture under the control of CEO Ron Fraser. The wines come from the estate vineyards planted to chardonnay, Semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.....[The winery's] ultra-premium wines are under the Atticus label."

Atticus is owned by Chapman Grove Wines; a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.

Atticus utilises exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region.

The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009. Since the the estate's first release in 2006, its wines have been awarded 4 Trophies, 3 Top Gold, 3 Gold, 8 Silver and 39 Bronze medals.

Margaret River is a highly respected wine region in the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Famous for having a more "European" wine style than its counterparts across the country, Margaret River has made its name through its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon (often blended with Merlot), gamey Shiraz, intensely citrusy Chardonnay, and refreshingly grassy "SSB'" blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Margaret River's winemakers are particularly proud of its temperate, coastal location – which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.

Shiraz, also known as Syrah is a popular red wine. Though the spiritual homeland of this red grape is France, Syrah has been planted throughout the world to great success. It expresses itself differently depending on the climate, soil and regional style.

Syrah is typically bold and full-bodied, with aromatic notes of smoke, black fruit and pepper spice. Stylistically, it can be round and fruity, or dense and tannic. And in warmer New World regions like Australia, Syrah is most often be called Shiraz.

1 x  Catalina Sounds Pinot Noir 2020 - Marlborough, New Zealand

90/100 Bob Campbell
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
93/100 Bob Campbell
 (2019 vintage)
89/100 Decanter World wine Awards 
(2019 vintage)
87/100 Robert Parker 
(2018 vintage)
87/100 Decanter World Wine Awards 
(2017 vintage)
90/100 The Winefront 
(2016 vintage)
89/100 Wine Enthusiast 
(2016 vintage)
89/100 Wine Spectator
 (2016 vintage)
88/100 Wine Enthusiast 
(2015 vintage)
86/100 Bob Campbell 
(2015 vintage)
86/100 James Suckling
 (2015 vintage)
85/100 Wine Spectator 
(2015 vintage)
85/100 Robert Parker 
(2015 vintage)
87/100 Falstaff 
(2012 vintage)

5 Stars - Wine Square
Bronze - 2022 National Wine Awards of Aotearoa
Silver - London Wine Competition 
(2019 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine challenge 
(2019 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge 
(2017 vintage)
Silver, Silver 91 Pts - International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine Challenge 
(2016 vintage)
Bronze - International Wine & Spirits Competition 
(2016 vintage)
Bronze - Hong Kong IWSC 
(2016 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge 
(2015 vintage)
Silver - New Zealand Wine of the Year 
(2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge 
(2014 vintage)

Bob Campbell 
"Bright, fresh pinot noir with floral, rose petal, cherry and subtle spice flavours. An appealing, easy-to-drink wine, with an ethereal texture and vibrant flavours. Simple and distinctive. Good varietal definition."

Bob Campbell 
"Gently seductive pinot noir with cherry, plum and other red fruit flavours together with violet, floral, fresh herb and mixed spice characters. Smooth-textured with a backbone of very fine tannins." (2019 vintage)

Robert Parker
 "Subtle cedar notes join raspberries and strawberries on the nose of the 2018 Pinot Noir. On the palate, it's a bit light and lacking texture, but it's pretty, those attractive berry shadings lingering on the tart, crisp finish." (2018 vintage)

Wine Experience 
"Elegant and silken with wild, dark berry flavours and gentle dried herb notes. Medium-bodied, the palate is structured and graceful with plush fruit and exceptional fruit and tannin integration which lingers in the mouth." (2016 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast 
"This is a likable, easygoing Pinot that's fruity but not syrupy. It leads with a bowl of berries—strawberries, raspberries and cranberries—and is quickly followed by notes of baking spice, cracked pepper and violet. It's medium bodied but on the lighter end, with lifted acidity and smooth, stalky tannins. Drink now. Christina Pickard" (2016 vintage)

Wine Spectator 
"Smooth and creamy vanilla-scented strawberry and pomegranate flavors are lush and spicy in this red, with details of sage and matcha. Harmonious on the finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made, 200 cases imported. — MW" (2016 vintage)

The Winefront 
"Pretty perfume shows red cherry, raspberry jam, some plummy notes. Fruity as... bright and easy to drink..." (2016 vintage)

James Suckling
 "This has a wealth of violets on the nose, and there's a dry earthy edge. The palate has elemental shape and red-fruit flavors. Drink now." (2015 vintage)

Wine Enthusiast
 "Although it starts on the oaky side, the ripe red fruit, olive and baking spice notes soon come into play. The palate integrates silky tannins with plush fruit, making this a straightforward example of Marlborough Pinot Noir." (2015 vintage)

Wine Spectator 
"There's a floral overtone and plenty of fresh green herbal notes to the tangy cherry flavors, with fresh green notes and tannins that firm up on the finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases made, 112 cases imported. — MW" (2015 vintage)

Robert Parker 
"Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir gives a good intensity of ripe red cherry and red currant notes with a waft of underbrush. The medium-bodied palate delivers a great burst of uncomplicated red berry flavors with a soft structure and good persistence." (2015 vintage)

Falstaff 
"Medium crimson garnet, violet reflections, wider ocher rim. Red berries underlaid with tender tangerine zest, subtle herbal spices, restrained bouquet. Light-bodied, sweet strawberry confit, delicate tannins, elegant acidity, red berry finish, somewhat melting, stays short" (2012 vintage)

Marlborough based award-winning winery, Catalina Sounds is known for wines which harness the purity and vibrancy of Marlborough’s climate and landscape. The name Catalina Sounds evolved from the majestic Catalina flying boats that played a vital role across the South Pacific during and after World War II.

Marlborough is by far New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty Sauvignon Blanc - widely considered by critics to be the best Sauvignon currently produced anywhere on the planet. Commercial-scale viticulture began in Marlborough the 1970s – it conquered the world within 25 years!

1 x Chateau Marjosse Pierre Lurton Bordeaux Rouge 2015 - Bordeaux, France

91/100 Tim Atkin
90/100 James Suckling
90/100 Anthoncyanes - Yohan Castaing
90/100 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
90/100 CellarTracker
Bronze - Robert Parker, WIne Advocate
Bronze - Jean-Marc Quarin
Bronze - Wine Enthusiast
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
16/20 Vinum Wine Magazine
16/20 Bettane et Desseauve

Owned by one of the world's most famous winemakers, Pierre Lurton - president of two of Bordeaux's best-known chateaux, the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) owned Château Cheval Blanc and Château d’Yquem.

James Suckling 
"Aromas of spices, currants and milk chocolate with fresh-basil undertones. Full-bodied, layered and rich with lots of fruit and character on the finish. Tannins are velvety and dusty in texture. Excellent for this chateau."

Jeb Dunnuck 
"From the home estate of Pierre Lurton (of Cheval Blanc), the 2015 Château Marjosse is a little gem in the vintage that offers complex notes of black cherries, earth, and cedary herbs. This medium-bodied, juicy, elegant 2015 has good density, integrated acidity, polished tannin, and a classic, chiseled feel. It’s ideal for drinking over the coming 5-7 years."

Jancis Robinson 
"Pierre Lurton's home farm. He has lowered the quantity. 80% Merlot, 10% of each Cab. Deep crimson. Attractive tobacco-leaf nose. Lots of sweetness and roundness. Racy. Real edge of savour."

Rober Parker's Wine Advocate 
"The medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Marjosse has a nose of crushed black raspberries and red plums with touches of blackberries and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, it has good expression and a chewy frame with nice balance and plenty of fruit."

Vinous 
"Pierre Lurton's 2015 Marjosse is a big, bold wine packed with black cherry, tobacco, chocolate, smoke, leather and licorice. This dark, brooding wine should drink nicely upon release. There is plenty going on. (AG) "

Wine Spectator 
"Fresh and open-knit, with a savory note bouncing around amid red currant and bitter cherry fruit. Shows a light stony twinge at the end."

Wine Enthusiast 
"This juicy, wood-aged Pierre Lurton wine has very ripe fruit. That gives it richness with black-plum fruits and a dense texture. A bitter coffee flavor shows through the fruit. Drink from 2018."

Neal Martin for Wine Advocate 
"The 2015 Marjosse has a detailed bouquet with red and black fruit, a light brine-like tinge and hints of black olive emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin and moderate acidity, quite smooth in texture with a dab of white pepper toward the finish. It will need a couple of years in bottle, but this Bordeaux Rouge should come around nicely."

Château Marjosse is owned by French 'wine royalty', Pierre Lurton - president of two of Bordeaux’s best-known châteaux; the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) owned, Château Cheval Blanc and Château d’Yquem, Château Marjosse. Pierre Lurton comes from two of the great Bordeaux families. His father Dominique was the youngest son of the paterfamilias François Lurton; his uncle André Lurton who founded the eponymous wine company; his many cousins run châteaux from Pauillac to Pomerol. His mother is from the famous Lafite family.

The influential Club Enologique asserts that Pierre is the most accomplished wine personality of his famous family. Trained as a doctor but swapping his studies for wine making after four years. At 23 he took over Clos Fourtet in St Emilion, one of the fine Lurton properties, and in 1991 he was appointed head of Château Cheval Blanc (it was bought by Bernard Arnault of LVMH in 1998); in 1999 he took on Château d’Yquem, which had just been added to the Arnault portfolio.

Club Enologique describes Pierre Lurton as having the world’s most corporate wine job. "However he divides his time between two of the world’s most exalted wine properties, but comes down to earth in Entre-deux-Mers, the leafy, unpretentious appellation to the east of Bordeaux at Château Marjosse."

The Château Marjosse estate is located in Entre-deux-Mers, on the right bank of Bordeaux. Initially owned by the wine merchant Bernard Chénier, Château Marjosse was acquired by the Deleuze family, who, in 1990, gave some plots to Pierre Lurton to rent. In 1992, Pierre Lurton, who grew up in Château Reynier, neighbour to this magnificent Chartreuse, moved to a second home in Château Marjosse and, over successive years became the owner of the entire vineyard, as well as the Chartreuse in 2013.

Decanter 
"Since Lurton bought Château Marjosse in 1994, the estate has improved beyond recognition. Pierre's father, Dominique Lurton, also made over a further 30ha so that, under the Château Marjosse label, Lurton now exploits 42ha of vineyard, six hectares of white and 36ha of Bordeaux red – a total of 300,000 bottles a year. Pierre insists his wine is Bordeaux and not Bordeaux Supérieur because ‘my wine is only supérieur in the bottle’. His objectives are ambitious. As the quality of the terroir with clay-limestone soil is similar to some of the better areas in Saint-Emilion, he hopes to prove that wines from this area can rival those from more prestigious regions."

Sommeliers International 
"At Château Marjosse the land possesses yet another specific feature, known locally as “la Boulbène”, a silty-clayey texture that has developed on ancient alluvions. The fertility of these soils no longer needs to be proved, because, by chance, they are also found in Saint-Emilion, a terroir that is extremely familiar to the man who manages “Cheval Blanc” …. Pierre Lurton. Assisted in this transformation by Consultant-Oenologist Pascal Poussevin, whose recommendations range from vine growing to wine-making, Pierre Lurton’s estate has now reached its cruising speed … Beyond the fabulous adventures he experiences in his role as manager of Châteaux d’Yquem, Cheval Blanc, as well as estates in South Africa, Latin America and in Australia … it is undoubtedly with “the salt of this land here in the Entre-deux-Mers” that his years of quest for perfection will be revealed. It is clear that this region needs winegrowers of such calibre, those who possess a sixth sense and, using techniques that almost resemble intentional alchemy, transform the grapes they touch into wines that exude the unique character of a specific area."

1 x Plantagenet Wyjup Collection Shiraz 2018 - Mt. Barker, Western Australia

Bronze - Natalie MacLean
92/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 
(2017 vintage)
Bronze - Natalie MacLean 
(2017 vintage)

Natalie MacLean 
"... is an excellent value Shiraz, supple, full-bodied with layers of dark cherry, plum, dried herbs, pepper and well-integrated toasty oak spice flavours with a silky, long and vibrant finish."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 
"Solid core of dark fruits, plums and white pepper follow through from the nose. Great acidity balances the dense fruit core with soft tannin and an elegant mouthfeel. Savoury herbal notes at complexity with a slightly old world feel to the wine. Classical cool climate shiraz from a cool vintage." (2017 vintage)

Natalie MacLean 
"A generous, full-bodied, supple Australia Shiraz with aromas of fleshy ripe black plums and spice. Perfect for grilled meats." (2017 vintage)

Western Australian winery, Plantagenet is acclaimed internationally for its consistently highly-awarded, quality wines produced from its five vineyards located in the cool climate region of the Great Southern. It is known for its highly aromatic riesling, tangy citrus-tinged chardonnay, exceptional Rhône-style shiraz and superb cabernet sauvignon. The five estate vineyards are overseen by Chief Viticulturist Jordan Ellis whose philosophy is sustainability and remaining true to the terroir of the region.

The Real Review 
"Plantagenet is a pioneer of the Great Southern region of Western Australia with vineyards first planted in 1986 and the first commercial winery established in the region. Celebrated for its rich heritage, the winery was until recently owned the Lionel Samson family, the oldest family owned business in Western Australia established in Fremantle in 1829. Plantagenet has five vineyards in the Mount Barker sub region each with the unique characteristics, ancient soils and a cool maritime climate creating expressive wines of provenance, quality & prestige."

James Halliday, Halliday Australian Wine Companion 
"Plantagenet has honed its flagship varieties into a distinct Great Southern wine style; a depth of lively flavour, seamless elegance and natural purity"

The Great Southern is emerging as a wine region of international significance and reputation. It is the largest wine growing region in Australia and is the second largest producer of grapes in Western Australia. It is a landscape of forested cliffs and resplendent mountain ranges, grazing pastures and towns steeped in history. The regional climate ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the inland, continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River. The predominant soils are similar to those of the Margaret River region - either lateritic gravelly sandy loams (marri country) or sandy loams deriving directly from granite and gneissic bedrocks. Near perfect conditions for grape growing has lured some of the most creative and talented winemakers to call this land their home and become part of its ancient story.

1 x Super Nanny Goat Pinot Noir 2020- Otago, New Zealand

95/100 Bob Campbell (2013 vintage)
94/100 Tony Keys 
(2013 vintage)

5 Stars - Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide 
(2018 vintage)
Bronze - Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2017 
(2016 vintage)
Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards, 2016
 (2015 vintage)
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 - Gold & Best New Zealand Wine Best Pinot Noir
 (2015 vintage)
Silver - International Wine Challenge 2016 
(2014 vintage)
Gold - NZ International Wine Show 2014 
(2013 vintage)

Alan Oswald, Winemaker 
"Our 2018 Super Nanny is truly reflective of the 2018 growing season, where Intensely hot and dry conditions necessitated an early harvest. Maintaining vibrancy and balance in the wine was a key consideration, and the decision to pick early is clearly visible in this wine. Bright red berry fruits lifted florals and vibrant acidity complement the more traditional Super Nanny characters of dark plum, cherries and toasted spices. Whilst bright and lively on the palate, there is also a pleasingly dense core of black and blueberry fruits, tightly bound by a fine coil of silky tannin ensuring the persistence of flavour long after the last sip."

Nanny Goat Pinot Noir comes from the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago. As with most vineyards, there is usually a small parcel or two of outstanding quality fruit that outshines the rest.

The Super Nanny is a limited release wine, made from carefully hand-sorted Pinot Noir bunches, wild yeast ferment with a portion of the whole bunch, extended skin contact and 15 months in French Oak. (40% New Oak) The result is a powerful, richly flavoured and textured Central Otago Pinot, which won a Gold Medal from the NZ International Wine Show in 2014 (2013 vintage).

Since the release of its inaugural Pinot Noir in 2005, the Nanny Goat Vineyard has produced wines of elegance, concentration and balance.

Acclaimed winemaker Alan Oswald previously spent 5 years at Cloudy Bay, including two years as Assistant Winemaker. He is a specialist premium Pinot Noir winemaker.

1 x Rocca delle Macie Esperienza Numero 8 Brunello di Montalcino 2017 - Tuscany, Italy - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italy

Winesearcher "This is more affordable than many Brunello di Montalcino wines. Not as widely known as other Brunello di Montalcino wines. This wine has been becoming increasingly popular over the past year."

Vivino, Yomme (Five Star Buyer rating) "Stupendous Sangiovese balanced and already with sime complexity."

Vivino, Boris Kingston (Vivino's N# 3 Wine Rater) "Everything you want from a Brunello..... Impressive and delicious. Elegant, integrated barrel and light cherry. Intense and rich bouquet. Palette of rich acidity, marzipan character and juicy, concentrated fruit. Hint of prunes, delichious strawberry, a slight hint of vanilla and a crisp cherry character. And a sureprisingly feature of blueberry. Long finish." (2009 vintage)

Winemaker "Intense ruby ​​red, complex on the nose with aromas of plums, ripe black cherries and red berries, well balanced with notes of tobacco and liquorice, also beautiful harmony on the palate, elegant tannins and a long finish, can be stored very well"

Sangiovese 100%

Rocca delle Macìe was established in 1973, when film producer Italo Zingarelli – of Ettore Scola’s “We All Loved Each Other So Much” fame, and also the wildly popular series of films featuring comedy duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill (including “They Call Me Trinity” and “Trinity Is Still My Name”) – decided to realize his lifelong dream by acquiring the “Le Macìe” estate – extending across 93 hectares (230 acres) in all, of which only two were under vine – in order to create a winery in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone.