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"The Tom series of wines are named after the late Tom McDonald, who pioneered powerful red table wines at a time when the New Zealand wine industry was predominantly built around fortified wines. This dry, full bodied, spicy Syrah would have made him proud. It not only drinks well now, in its youth, but has the potential age and evolve beautifully for 10+ years. History suggests it will become an elegant silky red after that time. It is a showpiece and a collector’s item, offering an insight into what Tom McDonald saw in Hawke’s Bay back in the mid 20th Century when he was making wine." - 4.5 Stars, Joelle Thomson, Wine Writer
An exceptional quality Hawke's Bay Syrah.
It's a rare, joyous experience to enjoy a wine of this magnitude so don't miss your opportunity to be a part of this extremely limited allocation.
"Tom is our tribute to the late Tom McDonald (1907-1987). A passionate and visionary winemaker who devoted his life to producing outstanding New Zealand wines at the site of the current Church Road Winery. Tom McDonald's highly regarded wines inspired a generation of winemakers and pioneered a quality renaissance in Hawkes Bay winegrowing.
Rich, ripe and fragrant, this wine expresses layers of dark berry and cherry fruit supported by lifted violet perfume, warm exotic spice and notes of dusty cacao, vanilla, smoky charcuterie and a subtle underlying earthiness. On the palate, the wine manages both luxuriousness and elegance with a plushness of texture that is supported by silky tannins, drawing the wine out across the back palate and lending great length to the finish." - Church Road
96/100, Bob Campbell MW "From grapes grown in the Bridge Pa Triangle. Superbly elegant and fragrant syrah with violet, cranberry, plum and a suggestion of mocha among the more prominent flavours. An elegant wine with a silken and ethereal texture. Should develop well but surprisingly approachable now." June 2019
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One of the more vibrant Lindauer's that brings a zesty twist to bubbly. Seeing as it's from Sauvignon Blanc grapes there are bright notes of passionfruit and fresh gooseberry flavours. It is crisp and refreshing, offering ripe fruit flavours with a lingering finish. [info Alcohol_Level="12%" Grapes="Sauvignon Blanc" Seal="Screw Cap"] Read More
Gentle floral notes of crushed rose petal, a lift of freshly cut pear, and a hint of ginger on the nose. It's a generous bubbly with Pinot Gris characters of pear mt with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes in an off-dry style with an excellent balance between acid and natural sweetness. Read More
Lindauer is synonymous with Kiwi picnics. It's easy drinking as it's a a drier style wine, the taste is crisp and complex with notes of citrus fruits with hints of strawberry sorbet and toasty notes. It is well balanced with lifted creaminess coming from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Read More
The Veuve du Vernay Brut is the ultimate holiday party wine and what better way to distribute the fun than in the handy 200ML size bottle. Gold Medal -Concours Mondiale De Bruxelles 2009 4 stars - Joelle Thomson, Tizwine.com 4.5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "This is a hugely appealing sparkling wine. The inviting bouquet shows stone fruit, citrus, almond and floral characters, leading to a refreshing palate that's smooth and rounded. It's well balanced and silky to the finish" Sam Kim Wine Orbit Read More