Laithwaites Australian Red Selection

Laithwaites is one of the world’s major on-line home delivery wine merchants. Established by Tony Laithwaite in 1969 in the U.K., the company has offices in the U.S. and Australia, and operates in many and diverse markets. Part of the success is attributable to the ‘small scale feel’, and also to the making and selection of wines geared to suit each market. In 2015, Laithwaites announced their arrival in New Zealand. At the start of this year I reviewed two wines exclusive to the New Zealand market (click here to see). Here I review six more Australian reds to be marketed in this country.


  • Casella Wines ‘Dark Corner’ South Eastern Australia Durif/Shiraz 2016
  • The Black Pig ‘Reserve’ Fleurieu Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre 2015
  • Leconfield ‘Hamilton Block’ Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
  • Peter Lehmann ‘The Pastor’s Son’ Barossa Shiraz 2015
  • Richard Hamilton ‘The Smuggler’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
  • Chapel Hill ‘The Prophet’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015

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