Man O' War Ironclad 2010, Waiheke Island, New Zealand.  On the nose the cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon is quite overt but there is huge complexity underneath of both blue and black fruits, crushed stone, chalk and wild thyme. The palate is very concentrated with a supple texture in the mid palate. For more info visit www.winetocellar.co.nz

Man O' War Ironclad 2010, Waiheke Island, New Zealand. On the nose the cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon is quite overt but there is huge complexity underneath of both blue and black fruits, crushed stone, chalk and wild thyme. The palate is very concentrated with a supple texture in the mid palate. For more info visit www.winetocellar.co.nz

Dry River Chardonnay Martinborough, New Zealand Bottle No. 2686. Golden yellow in colour, clear and bright. Ripe citrus and peach and a mix of other stonefruits provide a delightful aroma. There were also well integrated hints of oak and yeastiness which all added to the complexity. The fruit and acid were well balanced and the length strong and persistent. This is a really elegant wine which has become all the better with 9 years of careful cellaring.

Dry River Chardonnay Martinborough, New Zealand Bottle No. 2686. Golden yellow in colour, clear and bright. Ripe citrus and peach and a mix of other stonefruits provide a delightful aroma. There were also well integrated hints of oak and yeastiness which all added to the complexity. The fruit and acid were well balanced and the length strong and persistent. This is a really elegant wine which has become all the better with 9 years of careful cellaring.

Church Road Syrah 2010. Deep red in colour with lots of raspberry on the nose followed by boysenberries and black plum. Very intense on the palate with lots of complexity, well balanced and elegant. This wine scored extremely well 17-18 at wine club. Will go until 2018.

Church Road Syrah 2010. Deep red in colour with lots of raspberry on the nose followed by boysenberries and black plum. Very intense on the palate with lots of complexity, well balanced and elegant. This wine scored extremely well 17-18 at wine club. Will go until 2018.

Vidal Hawke's Bay Legacy Chardonnay - a great wine to cellar.  For more inforamation on cellaring NZ wines contact us at www.winetocellar.co.nz

Vidal Hawke's Bay Legacy Chardonnay - a great wine to cellar. For more inforamation on cellaring NZ wines contact us at www.winetocellar.co.nz

Chateau Beaucastel 2010 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Deep red and heavily extracted. This wine had huge fruit character with intense blackberry and black plum notes, along with herbs, spice and hints of earthiness and mushrooms. Very complex and high alcohol give it a 'real mouthfill' character. For further info: www.winetocellar.co.nz

Chateau Beaucastel 2010 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Deep red and heavily extracted. This wine had huge fruit character with intense blackberry and black plum notes, along with herbs, spice and hints of earthiness and mushrooms. Very complex and high alcohol give it a 'real mouthfill' character. For further info: www.winetocellar.co.nz

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand. I have tried this wine now in Feb 2013 and just recently, April 2014 and it was beautiful. Super ripe cheery, plum, and mushroom with almost a perfect balance of ripe tannin, acid and fruit. Enduring length and complex. If you still have this wine - keep it a bit longer - until 2017.

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand. I have tried this wine now in Feb 2013 and just recently, April 2014 and it was beautiful. Super ripe cheery, plum, and mushroom with almost a perfect balance of ripe tannin, acid and fruit. Enduring length and complex. If you still have this wine - keep it a bit longer - until 2017.

Trinity Hill Homage (Syrah) 2002. With the vines for this wine having the best of pedigree( from La Chapelle) it is no wonder it is a stunning example of New World Syrah. Intense and complex with cassis and plum with lots of spice, licorice and cedar.  Even with 11 years cellaring, it is still drinking relatively young and will easily go another 10 years. This wine sells for around NZ $120 - even at this price it is definitely worth buying. For more info see www.winetocellar.co.nz

Trinity Hill Homage (Syrah) 2002. With the vines for this wine having the best of pedigree( from La Chapelle) it is no wonder it is a stunning example of New World Syrah. Intense and complex with cassis and plum with lots of spice, licorice and cedar. Even with 11 years cellaring, it is still drinking relatively young and will easily go another 10 years. This wine sells for around NZ $120 - even at this price it is definitely worth buying. For more info see www.winetocellar.co.nz

Unison Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2010 (New Zealand Hawkes Bay)  Highly recommended for cellaring. For more information on cellaring wine go to www.winetocelalr.co.nz

Unison Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2010 (New Zealand Hawkes Bay) Highly recommended for cellaring. For more information on cellaring wine go to www.winetocelalr.co.nz

Ornellaia, 1999, Bolgheri, Italy With 15 years in the cellar, this wine was drinking superbly. The aroma was full, sumptious, and lively. There were excellent fruit rises and maturation characters of toast and coffee - also mixed in there was bit of earthiness and spice. On the palate, this wine was soft and velvety, full bodied with excellent length. It was drinking exceedingly well and was well worth the wait. More info www.winetocellar.co.nz

Ornellaia, 1999, Bolgheri, Italy With 15 years in the cellar, this wine was drinking superbly. The aroma was full, sumptious, and lively. There were excellent fruit rises and maturation characters of toast and coffee - also mixed in there was bit of earthiness and spice. On the palate, this wine was soft and velvety, full bodied with excellent length. It was drinking exceedingly well and was well worth the wait. More info www.winetocellar.co.nz

Latest Events and News - Click-On-Wine.Com Sherwood Integro 2012, Waipara, New Zealand An interesting blended wine (consisting of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Read more at http://www.winetocellar.co.nz/index.html

Latest Events and News - Click-On-Wine.Com Sherwood Integro 2012, Waipara, New Zealand An interesting blended wine (consisting of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Read more at http://www.winetocellar.co.nz/index.html

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