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Moët Rosé Champagne$105

Rosé Impérial is a spontaneous, radiant, romantic expression of the Moët & Chandon style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.

Moët Ice Champagne$105

A demi-sec style Champagne, slightly sweeter than the Brut.

Moët Champagne$85

The classic blend produces notes of green apples and citrus fruits. Golden straw yellow with green highlights. The bouquet is vibrant, fill of intense green apple and citrus fruit. The delicious palate shows white-fleshed fruits and an alluring caress of fine bubbles.

Bollinger Champagne$119

With aromatics of toasted oats, honey, lemon zest and floral notes. Bollinger Champagne is well-known and celebrated for its full-bodied style and complexity.

Veuve Clicquot Champagne$99

The initial notes of fruit are followed by more discreet aromas of brioche and vanilla. It has a fine persistent sparkle and golden Champagne color.  

Cloudy Bay Pelorus Sparkling Wine$54

Winery notes (NV) "A fresh combination of Chardonnay led citrus and pear fruits underpinned by savoury tones from the Pinot Noir component and characters reminiscent of grilled bread and brioche. Deliciously crisp with toasty, creamy complexity, enhanced by a lingering nutty finish. Richly textured yet with a dry sophistication." 5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW (NV) "Rich, mouth filling Methode with plenty of bready, biscuity yeast autolysis supported by subtle citrus fruit flavours. This wine has a great texture, real power, an impeccable balance and a delicious texture. I cannot remember it being this good."

Prosecco Italian Sparkling Wine$44

This sparkling wine from Northern Italy is light, bright and delicate to the palate. Fruity notes with citrus and apple aromas.

Deutz Sparkling Wine$39

This wine offers a fresh, bright aroma with toasty notes. The palate shows strawberry and lemon with rich yeast flavours. Elegant and well balanced with a long, lingering aftertaste.

The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Founder’s Reserve$93

Palate: Fruity, then sweet, more toffee, a touch of anise, then into milk chocolate Flakes, banoffee pie and apple turnovers.

Finish: Creamy toffee to the fore now, a little oak and sweet barley sugar warmth too. Milk chocolate raisins linger.

Glenmorangie 10 year old Single Malt 700ml$99

Palate: Fresh and balanced, vanilla. Boiled sweets, very creamy, tiramisu, toffee.

Finish: Quite long, gentle, malty and very fruity

Bombay Sapphire Dry Gin, 1 Litre$69

Bombay Sapphire is one of the most recognised and popular gins in the world. 10 botanicals are infused in a truly unique process - held separately from the spirit in perforated copper baskets, vapour from the botanicals rise as they're heated and the distinctive flavours are released. The result is a complex aromatic liquid that delivers a broader, more balanced flavour.

Barkers Blackcurrents & Boysenberries Fruit Syrup 710ml$13

  • 1 bottle of 710ml Blackcurrent & Boysenberry Fruit syrup

Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir – Central Otago$119

NZ’s most luxurious wine brand just kicked things up a notch with Cloudy Bay Te Wahi Pinot Noir. Te Wahi means “the place” and in this case the place is Central Otago, the first time Cloudy Bay has produced a wine away from their usual home in Marlborough.

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir$69

Appealingly aromatic, the 2016 Pinot Noir reveals notes of Morello cherry, bramble and dark chocolate. Fine, silky tannins and juicy acidity provide an elegant structure, with complexity coming from gentle oak and woodsmoke characters.

Villa Maria Pinot Noir – Reserve$59

This Marlborough Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 showcases bright floral aromas as well as fresh black cherries and red raspberries. On the palate is an inviting mixture of dark chocolate and juicy summer berries with hints of fresh portabello mushrooms. This complex wine shows both purity and richness with chalky dense tannins and a gentle acidity to complete the wine. With correct cellaring, this wine will age gracefully, slowly releasing more fruit weight and savoury characters with bottle maturation.

Akarua Pinot Noir – Central Otago$59

Wine of Central Otago, New Zealand

Akarua Pinot Noir is a velvety, textural expression of all our Bannockburn parcels – from Cairnmuir Road and Felton Terraces. Violets, brambles, dark fruits and spice. Ten months in French oak, six months in bottle before release.

Rockburn Pinot Noir – Central Otago$59

Wine of Central Otago, New Zealand

Deeply fruited palate displaying vibrant notes of red and black cherry, rich mocha and supple, silky tannins leading into a very long finish. Classic Rockburn elegance, integrity and balance.

Bald Hills Pinot Noir – Central Otago$59

This is a single vineyard pinot noir from the Bannockburn region, Central Otago. This is is full-bodied and vibrantly fruity wine,  with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, nutty, savoury notes adding complexity, fresh acidity and good tannin backbone. (Michael Cooper)

Rabbit Ranch Rose

Rabbit Ranch Rose$46.90

Made from 100% Central Otago Pinot Noir fruit, lightly pressed to extract just enough colour to deliver the provençal-esque pale pink. Fermented dry to allow the delicate Pinot red fruit characters and cool climate minerality to hop across your palate. We know this will be a favourite with our customers so make sure you don't miss out.

Peregrine Pinot Noir – Central Otago$59.90

This Pinot Noir is elegant and bright with aromas of dark cherry and spice. A layered palate of wildberry and blackcurrant fruit combined with a lovely texture and fine tannins. A bright, focussed Pinot Noir with red fruits, spice and pretty floral aromatics.  Depth of fruit, brightness of acidity and fine tannin combine to give a lovely tension and texture to the wine.

Church Road Grand Reserve Pinot Noir$59

A complex array of dense plum and berry fruits with subtle spice and violet-like floral aromas are complimented by savoury, earthy and dark chocolate undertones derived from barrel maturation and a traditional, 'old-world approach' to wine making.

On the palate, the wine is rich and powerful with a backbone of fine, ripe tannins bringing linearity and structure. This is a serious, multidimensional wine.

Church Road McDonald Series Cabernet Sauvignon$45

McDonald Series Cabernet Sauvignon is one of only a handful of Cabernet Sauvignons made in Hawke’s Bay and reflects a renewed interest in this grape variety in the region. It is a Bordeaux style red wine!

Church Road McDonald Series Merlot$45

The McDonald Series Merlot is a serious, full-bodied Merlot with aromas of rich plum and berry fruit underpinned by a savoury oak and earthy complexity. The palate is rich and long driven by a powerful yet fine-grained tannin structure.

Villa Maria Merlot – Reserve$55

The Reserve Merlot reveals a saturated deep purple colour and perfumed aromatics of red and black plum, fruitcake and floral violet notes, interwoven with roasted coffee bean and complex herb nuances. The palate is concentrated and firmly structured in its youth with fine-grained tannins enhanced by integrated oak. This wine will certainly benefit and gain additional complexity from careful cellaring over the next decade

Pegasus Bay Merlot Cabernet$49

5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2020 (2018 Vintage) "Delightfully fruited and fragrant, the bouquet shows dark plum, cherry, olive, hazelnut and vanilla characters with a hint of dried herb complexity. It's succulent and smooth on the palate with beautifully rounded mouthfeel, backed by polished tannins, finishing long and flavoursome. At its best: now to 2026."

Villa Maria Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon$37

This deeply coloured wine displays perfumed aromas of dark berry fruits, violets and dried herbs, with complexing oak spice characters. A smooth and approachable palate follows with sweet fruit, supple tannins and moreish acidity

Barossa Ink Shiraz$36

The wine has a dense inky appearance, a dark and opulent wine . Rich aromas of plums, raspberries, dark chocolate and blueberry jam with underlying mint and cinnamon. Australian grown and produced wine.

The Barossan Shiraz$39

Crafted by the next generation of Peter Lehmann winemakers, the Barossan showcases the superb fruit sourced from the many fabled sub-regions across the Barossa Valley. A complex and layered wine with fruit intensity and suppleness.

Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz$36

Dark and dense with abundant black fruits, lingering savoury notes, great intensity and silky tannins with a long rich and supple finish. There is no denying that Australia has claimed some great things - Pavlova, the flat white and Lorde to name a few - but here's one they can honestly claim. Gold Medal - New World Wine Awards 2018  

Peregrine Chardonnay$44

Elegant with lovely tension and structure.  White peach and preserved lemon combine with roasted hazelnuts, jasmine and delicate texture.  Delicate elegance underpins this finely textured wine.

Church Road McDonald Series Chardonnay$39

This wine delivers aromas of roasted nuts, subtle creaminess and a hint of smoky struck flint. The palate is powerful yet fresh and restrained with fine texture, great length and balanced fresh acidity. Enjoy with Seafood, poultry and light game match particularly well when there is an element of creaminess in the dish.

Villa Maria Chardonnay – Reserve$49

A warm seductive nose of citrus, white blossoms, lemon meringue, white peach, toasted nuts, figs and struck match. It has concentration, refinement, layers and finesse. A truly inspirational Chardonnay that will turn any meal into a special occasion.

Wither Hills Chardonnay$29

Refined, elegant & restrained, with the benchmark Wither Hills fruit profile of nectarine, lime, flint, grapefruit pith and sorbet notes interlaced with fine grainy french oak nuances of spice, nutmeg and toasted cashew.  

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay$59

"The 2017 vintage is typically refined. Bright, light lemon/green, it is fragrant and tightly structured, with good acid spine, citrusy, peachy flavours, a subtle seasoning of oak, and excellent delicacy and depth."5 Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)

Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc$42

This outstanding sauvignon blanc offers aromas of Lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower, with background notes of white currant and red pepper. A medium-bodied wine with currant, gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.

Peregrine Sauvignon Blanc$39

Fresh fennel and feijoa aromatics with a precise dry flinty texture. Stone fruits and herbal notes on the palate. Vibrant aromatics and great purity of flavour combine with a distinctive minerality and fine palate texture.

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc – Reserve$42

The wine displays powerful aromas of blackcurrant, boxwood and grapefruit. The palate has an enticing array of ripe tropical fruits mixed with dried herbs such as rosemary, finishing with fresh zesty acidity

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc$54

Bright, light lemon/green, the 2019 vintage is ripely scented, weighty and intensely varietal, with rich, ripe tropical-fruit flavours to the fore, a herbaceous undercurrent, a very subtle seasoning of oak adding complexity.

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Gris$37

This Cellar Selection Pinot Gris 2018 showcases fresh floral and spring blossom aromas with hints of clove and cinnamon. The palate has rich fruit flavours of ripe pear, nectarine and orange zest intermingled with roasted almonds. This wine offers a complex, creamy texture with delicate refreshing acidity on the finish.

Church Road McDonald Series Pinot Gris$39

Appealing aromatics of peach, pear, florals and spice, the medium-sweet palate showing good balance and depth of fresh, ripe flavours. On the palate the wine is lush and full bodied with a moderate level of sweetness balanced by gentle acidity and a touch of ginger spice on the finish

Peregrine Pinot Gris$39

This organic Pinot Gris is dry in style showing lovely ripe fruit and a subtle texture from a small portion of barrel fermentation.  The cooler climate of Central Otago allows us to maintain a refreshing acidity and great length on the palate.

Main Divide Riesling$34

The nose is bursting with aromas of orange blossom, lime, white peach and tropical spices. The palate reveals further impressions of citrus and stone-fruit, with excellent body and concentration. There is a refreshing acidity and minerality to the wine, which balances perfectly with its off-dry finish.  

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