A Laithwaite’s Australian White and Red Selection


Starting small and personally, Tony Laithwaite established his home delivery wine merchant business in the U.K. in 1969. Nowadays it is one of the world’s most successful, with offices around the world and presences in many, many markets. Laithwaite’s began its offerings to the New Zealand market in 2015. One of the factors that makes them successful are exclusive bottlings and selections made to meet the preferences in each market. Most of the wines for this country have been full, ripe and hearty, something New Zealand doesn’t do as well as warmer-climate countries. This is designed to match the older wine buying demographic, but we should see a trend towards more elegant wines to attract a wider market. Here, I review four Australian wines, two whites and two reds. www.laithwaites.co.nz


  • Avera ‘Single Vineyard’ Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • RedHeads Studio ‘The Back Shed’ Adelaide Hills Pinot Grs 2017
  • Beneficio ‘Cellar Reserve’ McLaren Vale Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre 2017
  • Chapel Hill ‘The Prophet’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

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