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Winter was made for diving into delicious red wines with rich fruit flavours and warming accents of wood and spice

Church Road McDonald Series Syrah

This Hawke’s Bay beauty is an incredible syrah that seduces the senses with a soft and gentle texture and complex flavour. On the nose you’ll experience rich plum and berry notes lifted by fragrant spice, violet and liquorice. The palate is medium weight and supple with a long finish that leaves you wanting more. RRP $28.99

Campo Viejo Gran Reserva

A classic Spanish rioja, this ruby red wine offers vibrant dark fruit aromas of blackberries, blueberries and plums at the forefront, gradually revealing deeper notes of smoky, toasted wood nuances, with spices and hints of minerals and tobacco. Smooth, soft and velvety with great acid balance, you’ll taste elegant hints of coffee, chocolate, tobacco and dark fruit. RRP $39.99 

Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz

This classic Barossa Valley Australian shiraz has a savoury palate with flavours of blackberry and ripe plum. Uniquely, the wine is first aged in oak barrels, followed by a stint of finishing in Scotch whisky barrels (hence the name), to enhance the flavours and create a velvety soft finish. RRP $23.99 

The Last Shepherd Syrah

This Hawke’s Bay syrah entices with a nose of floral aromas of lilac and violet, followed by lifted dark berry notes. On the palate, flavours of boysenberry and plum with well-integrated oak influence shine through. With delicious medium-weight body, this wine has a hint of pepper and warm spices, rounded out with a soft and velvety finish. RRP $24.99 

Brancott Estate Letter Series ‘T’ Pinot Noir

This Marlborough pinot noir presents aromas of plums, blackberries and hints of cherries, with notes of liquorice and smoky oak adding complexity. The palate is rich, velvety and full of sweet berry flavours, while layers of spice and soft savoury tannins finish things off with a delectable flourish. RRP $24.99 

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