Deep ruby, bright clarity. Extremely fragrant with violet florals, licorice and mocha notes. Beautifully fruited mid-palate which is extremely textural and has complex red and dark fruits complemented by hints of oak spice and fine tannins. The finish is extremely long and balanced.
This succulent Pinot Noir has aromas of spice, currant and dark Ghana chocolate. A juicy cherry mouthfeel matches perfectly with the grippy bitterness of the dark cocoa. A long and luxurious feel on the palate will remind you of your favourite cherry jam colliding with that warm dark cup of black tea. ABV: 13%
Consisting predominantly of Chardonnay blended with Pinot Noir this Méthode Traditionnelle was made to exacting standards using time-honoured techniques. Adapting the Méthode Marlborough stringent criteria, it was carefully crafted from our own fine Marlborough grapes, skilfully blended, twice fermented and aged on lees for at least 18 months. A hint of yeastiness and huge acid backbone linger behind abundant wild lemon and citrus fruit aromas. This is followed by a voluptuously long-lasting and creamy finish. This wine boasts a silkily sparkling texture and fine, persistent mousse. ABV: 12.5%
Peach and ripe apricot, with light oak. A fruit-forward balanced style with a touch of creaminess. One to share with anything from grilled crispy skin salmon, wood-roasted rotisserie chicken or even a slow-cooked BBQ rolled pork roast or chilled on its own. ABV: 13%
The Generations Sauvignon Blanc is a combination of old world and new world winemaking. The old world brings mellow yeast autolysis and highlights minerality, and the new world brings all the punchy tropical fruit with racy acidity. An enticing wine that is a great play on the typical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Great matched with smoked foods or try with Goat’s Cheese.
An aromatic nose of plum, raspberry and spice, with ripe berry fruit flavours. A concentrated wine with smooth texture and round tannins. Allan Scott Estate Merlot is the perfect accompaniment to good strong cheese or with barbequed meats. Best served at room temperature and given a little time to breathe. ABV: 12%
This wine perfectly displays the grapes flavours achieved during
the growing season. If you have ever had the fortune to taste
real Turkish delight – this wine screams of rose and lemon Turkish
delight. If you have not been to Turkey and feasted on their
delight – no need! – it’s right here in the glass! The more
flamboyant among us may suggest lychee’s as well. This wine has
excellent balance and excellent drinkability.
A short spell of skin contact has enhanced both colour and flavour. With aromas of melon, citrus and stone fruit, this wine is highly drinkable now and will accompany a broad range of cuisine. Vegan friendly. ABV: 13%
Fresh, zesty, juicy and full, this fruit-driven new world style wine will excite the senses without the racy overload. Tropical fruit with a fresh herbaceous character balanced with zesty passionfruit and a dry finish, this wine will take you straight back to the warmer summer days. ABV: 12.5%
Aromas of juicy pineapple and lime are beautifully balanced with hints of nectarine and honeysuckle. The acidity and minerality makes for a crisp and refreshing wine with a long lingering finish. Riesling is a preferred accompaniment to a wide range of foods. This wine is especially enjoyable with savoury and spicy dishes, with cheese or simply on its own. Best served lightly chilled, Allan Scott Riesling is guaranteed to improve for many years if carefully cellared. ABV: 12.5%
This dry style single vineyard Rosé could just as easily win your heart. It's fragrant with vibrant raspberry coupled with watermelon and pomegranate on the palate, a wonderful balance of fresh flavours and soft textural elements.
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