New Zealand Pinot Noir & Scottish Whisky Gift Box with Card
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New Zealand Pinot Noir & Scottish Whisky Gift Box with Card
New Zealand Pinot Noir & Scottish Whisky Gift Box with Card
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New Zealand Pinot Noir & Scottish Whisky Gift Box with Card

New Zealand Pinot Noir & Scottish Whisky Gift Box with Card

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A gift box for a guy or girl who loves wine and champagne. One international award-winning red wine from one of New Zealand's most acclaimed vineyards, one bottle of limited edition, 14 year Scottish whisky in a gift box and a gift card personalised with your message.

1 x Benrinnes 2003 Aged 14 Years ~ Speyside, Scotland

700ml

89/100 Whisky Base

"This is a truly awesome whisky in every sense of the word 'awesome'. It is oily and mouth-coating with an intensity of flavour excellently conveyed through its high abv, furthermore, the competing flavours are balanced with precision against one another. This is a dram for fans of heavily sherried whisky or anyone who wants to explore the delights of sherry-cask ageing." Master of Malt.

A veritable picnic in a glass from Speyside's Benrinnes, bottled from a refill hogshead by stalwart indies Hunter Laing. Notes of oranges, vanilla sponge and red summer fruits sit side-by-side with wisps of herbs and smoked ham.

Nose - Tropical notes of mango mix with wax polish and red apple sweetness.

Mouth - Pears, honey and European oak character. A hint of basil, black pepper spice and dark chocolate. Citrus fruits appear with water.

Finish - Long and warming with ginger, lemongrass and a hint of marzipan.

Benrinnes Distillery was established by Peter Mackenzie in 1826 on the north-west shoulder of Ben Rinns Mountain. Following flooding in 1829 the distillery was re-built on a slightly different site in 1835 by John Innes. Only a small percentage of Benrinnes whiskey is released as official single malt but it is available in the Coopers Choice, First Editions and Carn Mor ranges. From 1956 until around 2010 distillation at followed a complex partial triple distillation process. Benrinnes Distillery is one of the few Scottish distilleries continuing to cool the spirit from its six stills in traditional worm tubs.

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.
A gift box for a guy or girl who loves wine and champagne. One international award-winning red wine from one of New Zealand's most acclaimed vineyards, one bottle of limited edition, 14 year Scottish whisky in a gift box and a gift card personalised with your message.

1 x Benrinnes 2003 Aged 14 Years ~ Speyside, Scotland

700ml

89/100 Whisky Base

"This is a truly awesome whisky in every sense of the word 'awesome'. It is oily and mouth-coating with an intensity of flavour excellently conveyed through its high abv, furthermore, the competing flavours are balanced with precision against one another. This is a dram for fans of heavily sherried whisky or anyone who wants to explore the delights of sherry-cask ageing." Master of Malt.

A veritable picnic in a glass from Speyside's Benrinnes, bottled from a refill hogshead by stalwart indies Hunter Laing. Notes of oranges, vanilla sponge and red summer fruits sit side-by-side with wisps of herbs and smoked ham.

Nose - Tropical notes of mango mix with wax polish and red apple sweetness.

Mouth - Pears, honey and European oak character. A hint of basil, black pepper spice and dark chocolate. Citrus fruits appear with water.

Finish - Long and warming with ginger, lemongrass and a hint of marzipan.

Benrinnes Distillery was established by Peter Mackenzie in 1826 on the north-west shoulder of Ben Rinns Mountain. Following flooding in 1829 the distillery was re-built on a slightly different site in 1835 by John Innes. Only a small percentage of Benrinnes whiskey is released as official single malt but it is available in the Coopers Choice, First Editions and Carn Mor ranges. From 1956 until around 2010 distillation at followed a complex partial triple distillation process. Benrinnes Distillery is one of the few Scottish distilleries continuing to cool the spirit from its six stills in traditional worm tubs.

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.