Fans of New World wines will rejoice at this mixed box of premium new world wines. From Australia, WolfBlass Presidents Selection Cabernet Sauvignon won a silver medal at the International Wine Challenge. The winery also took home 17 Double Gold Medals, 12 Gold Medals and 3 Silver, all at one wine show. From New Zealand 2 of the top Sauvignon Blancs from Hunters and Lawson Dry Hills. A New World selection would be incomplete without the 'Best Pinot Noir in the NZ Wine Awards' - Pencarrow Pinot Noir from Martinborough won this award and the wine is sublime. Lastly, Dublin man Edwin sold his last few cases of Chateau Petrus, so he could fill his new winery with tanks to ferment wine on his farm in South Africa. The result is a Pinotage and a Shiraz in this case that are fast becoming one of South Africa's top Wine estates.
2 x Presidents Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Wolfblass Estate, Australia 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 1 x 75cl Bottles
Vibrant berry and fleshy blood-plum fruits meld with spice and dark chocolate. A plush, rich palate resulting in a wine of great power and elegance. If ever proof was needed that the best vineyards in McLaren Vale fared remarkably well in '12, this wine provides it. The flavours are precise, reflecting perfectly ripened fruit, with some dark chocolate along with the generous French and American oak'
2 x Lawson Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
1 x 75cl Bottles A winner of 4 Gold Metals & 4 SIlver Medals. This wine is a beautifully matured Sauvignon with crisp fruit aromas. The palate is rich with excellent weight of ripe mangoes and hints of vanilla and cedar. leading to a long lingering delicious finish
2 x Pencarrow Pinot Noir Martinborough, New Zealand
100% Pinot Noir
1 x 75cl Bottles
A winner of the 'Best Pinot noir in New Zealand' Trophy 3 years ago, this second label estate Pinot noir gives pinot noir fans a chance to explore the best Pinot Noir from New Zealand at a fraction of the cost of its big brother, the more expensive estate pinot noir. It beat every pinot noir at the awards, including the estate one from its own range. It is earthy, meathy and savoury
2 x Hunters Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand New Zealand Sauvignon that's so good even the Aussies awarded it a Gold medal! Mind you, Hunter's are used to the acclaim. They launched Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc on an unsuspecting world in 1987, winning 'Wine of Show' at London's Vintage Festival.
2 x Doran Estate Vineyards Shiraz
100% Shiraz, South Africa
1 x 75cl Bottles
Rhone style syrah from the Voor Paardeberg showing vibrant dark summer fruit character with great purity and freshness and nice spice. Very elegant and balanced. Edwin Doran was born in Leixlip in Ireland and educated in Belvedere College Dublin where he was introduced to rugby which, together with food and wine, became his life’s passions.
2 x Doran Estate Vineyards Pinotage 100% Pinotage
1 x 75cl Bottles The grape is native to South Africa which is where this hybrid of Cinsault and Pinot Noir real comes into its own. The result here is an outstanding example of Pinotage, strong and powerful yet also plenty of elegance and bursting with fruit. So much going on in the glass for a wine of this price.