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Four super wines on free tasting again this week


We'll crack open these four beauties for you this weekend, 4-7pm each of the 25th, 26th and 27th. A couple of winter warming reds, a BIG Chard and a happy wee Pinot Gris, More info...

Yalumba Patchwork Barossa Shiraz

Here's a wine to warm away any Winter Blues and make you think summer berries! "This is a copybook Australian shiraz to serve with richer pasta dishes, perhaps gnocchi with a roasted tomato sauce. An appetising nose of dark fruits, flowers and spice leads into a fleshy mouthful of lovely flow, intensity and gentle persistence." Cuisine Mag's review - and they gave it a Top 10 Rating with 5 Stars and a Best Buy commendation. Elsewhere $25.50, here at Manly Liquor while stocks last, just $19.99! So that's a BEST Best Buy!

Weaver Estate Central Otago 2009 Pinot Noir

Winning a Silver at the NZ International Wine Show and a 4 Star rating from Michael Cooper, this beautifully aged, full flavoured Pinot Noir has been making a select group of customers very happy indeed. It's a stunner that was being sold for well over $30, some places over $40, till the Estate decided to empty the cellars of it and Ivan decided their empty could be our fill up. Dark fruit, cherries, plum, spice and hints of smokey cedar oak will delight your palate. Just $16.99 and honestly, there's not a lot more of it left.

The Giesen Brothers Chardonnay

We tried some of this last week. It's a real classic, big, oaky and creamy as cream! "It was love at first taste for the entire panel with this wine. “Understated, but so elegant and sophisticated,” said Jane Boyle. Apricot, citrus, mealy and hazelnut flavours are tethered to a persistent flinty seam. It is a joyous mouthful, finishing lengthy and dry. Another great seafood wine; serve with fish poached in chilli-infused coconut cream." Cuisine in their 5 star, top 10 review. It probably would have been best buy too at our price. Normally just a dad over $30, we've got it at just $21.99. It's gorgeous. Come on in for a sip!

Giesen Pinot Gris

The entry level from Giesen is still a real crowd pleaser. You'll start with aromas of candied pear and quince, followed by a subtle floral lift with lavender. On the palate you'll find spiced pear, a waxy supple texture, bright acidity, persistent flavour and mouthfeel. Giesen suggest a food match - it's quite exotic and hard to get your head round in winter - Roasted pear and feta tart with fresh salad leaves. Just under $17 at the cellar door or by mail order, pop a bottle in your bag at Manly Liquor for just $12.99.