Laithwaites – Mainly Australian Shiraz and Other Reds

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


  • 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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