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Free Wine Tastings June 23, 24 & 25

Tastings for the weekend are a fixture here at Manly Liquor. Be sure you've liked as that's where the invitations each week are located.

A Spanish Red to delight

This week a great value Spanish Red, Codice (pronounced Co-dee-thay) Tempranillo, a sumptuous and full wine that's a perfect Winter relaxer and at just $15.99 a bottle, a bargain buy. GIve it a try this weekend.

Matahiwi Estate Holly Chardonnay

Winner of a Gold medal at the San Francisco Wine Show and garnering 5 Stars from Wine Orbit, this is a beautiful wine. This single vineyard Hawkes Bay wine is a real Chardonnay lovers Chardonnay. Barrel fermented and aged in new and aged oak casks, the wine is full of stonefruit, citrus and evident toasty oak characters. This is a highly recommended wine, and we've got it at $20, compared with $30 at the cellar door, fantastic value.

Dashwood Pinot Gris

The Dashwood wines have been a massive hit for us. They are all back in at two for $22, and this week we're popping open a Pinot Gris for you to try out. With a Pure Gold from the last Air New Zealand wine awards and 5 stars from Wine Orbit it's highly commended, and at this price a #1 bargain buy. To quote Wine Orbit "the bouquet shows white nectarine, fresh pear, apple blossom and a hint of spice notes. The palate delivers lovely juicy mouthfeel and smooth texture, beautifully supported by refreshing acidity." Get along and try it out this weekend. $12.99 each or two for $22.

Ant Moore Marlborough 2014 Pinot Noir, Certified BioGroOrganic

“Dark ruby-red colour, paler on the rim.  The nose is softly fresh with gentle, ethereal aromas of red florals intermingling with raspberries and subtle herb and mineral nuances, revealing red liquorice and raspberry liqueur elements in the glass.  Medium-full bodied and elegant in presentation, the flavours of raspberries and red florals show with a luscious succulence.  The fruit is harmoniously entwined with subtle herbal elements, forming a positive, linear core.  The fruit is supported by fine-grained, supple tannins and the wine is enlivened by soft lacy acidity, the vibrant structure carrying the wine to a light, lingering finish.  This is an elegant, succulent raspberry-fruited Pinot Noir with fine structure and line.  Match with Asian fare, and poultry, veal and pork over the next 5-6 years.” Raymond Chan. Just $19/.99 a bottle. Come and try this premium wine of the week.