Laithwaites – Mainly Australian Shiraz and Other Reds

06-Oct-2017
One of the world’s significant wine home delivery merchants, Laithwaites, has been operating in New Zealand since 2015. U.K. established in 1969, Laithwaites now has a global presence. Its success is based on selecting wines that are particularly suited to each market. Invariably the wines are limited production and ‘exclusives’, thus enhancing a more personal relationship with the buyer. Here, I review a selection of Australian reds, mainly Shiraz, with a blend and two Cabernet Sauvignons. They are traditionally styled wines with plenty of sweet, ripe fruit and are suited to cooler-season drinking with hearty (red meat) dishes, fitting the image of what the New Zealand market has enjoyed over the years. www.laithwaiteswine.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Dark Corner South Eastern Australia Durif/Shiraz 2017
  • Deep River McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
  • The Black Pig McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
  • The Black Pig ‘Reserve’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
  • RedHeads Studio ‘Lot 7’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
  • RedHeads Studio ‘Barrel Monkeys’ McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
  • Patronus Barossa Valley Shiraz 2016
  • Elderton ‘East Wing’ Barossa Shiraz 2015
  • Peter Lehmann ‘The Antiquus’ Barossa Shiraz 2015
  • Tyrrell’s ‘Rufus Stone’ Heathcote Shiraz 2014
  • Long Live The King Barossa Valley/Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
  • Marsc Wine Co. Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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