White Wines

The Wine Box House White Wine 10.00/50.00

 

Sauvignon Blanc:

 

Askerne Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Hawke's Bay 60.00

A nose of tropical fruits in the melon and passionfruit spectrum. Extra complexity comes from barrel fermentation and this adds a creamy, almond-like nuttiness to the wine.

 

Charles Wiffen Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Marlborough 11.00/55.00

Fresh and lifted aromas of gooseberries, ripe tropical fruits, lime and capsicums, revealing passionfruit and mineral nuances in the glass. The palate is crisp and refreshing.

 

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Marlborough 12.50/63.00

Strong citrus characteristics leading to ripe tropical tones. Complimentary flinty and smoky notes linger in the background providing a complex balance to the primary fruit.

 

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc selection 94 2015 - Marlborough 89.00

Rich, round and generous whilst retaining the varieties characteristic fresh line of acidity. Flavours of Meyer lemon linger with creamy textures and a toasty, nutty finish.

 

Te Mania Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – Nelson (organic) 11.50/58.00

A mouth-filling palate showing delicious citrus, passionfruit, gooseberry and green apple flavours with a typical mineral edge. A vibrant, well balanced full flavoured wine with a long finish.

 

 

 

Pinot Gris:

Alex Gold Pinot Gris 2017 - Central Otago 12.00/60.00

A dry style wine which is medium bodied with a rounded, textural mouthfeel supported by a backbone of acidity balancing the fruit sweetness. Long and lingering on the finish.

Askerne Pinot Gris 2017 - Hawke's Bay 11.50/58.00

Aromas of yellow stone fruit, especially ripe peach, along with suggestions of pineapple and quince. Notes of freshly baked brioche give extra interest and volume to the nose.

Odyssey Pinot Gris 2017 – Marlborough (organic) 11.00/55.00

The bouquet is delicately perfumed showing pineapple, pear and white peach characters. It’s beautifully ripe and elegantly textured on the palate with lovely weight and a lingering crisp finish.

Lavis Pinot Grigio 2017 – Trentino (Italy) 11.00/55.00

The wine possesses an intense golden yellow colour, with a warm, inviting bouquet rich in scents of ripe fruits and honey. It has a distinctive rich minerality, with a long and fruity aftertaste.

 

Riesling:

Amisfield Dry Riesling 2017 - Central Otago 58.00

The aroma is a quintessential expression of our Pisa terroir with lime sherbet and crisp green apple. The naturally fermented portion provides some interesting depth to the aroma and the palate structure while the 2017 harvest is embodied in the juicy acidity.

Charles Wiffen Riesling 2013 - Marlborough 11.00/55.00

An off-dry style with wonderful floral and citrus aromatics, matched with lemon, lime and stone fruit flavours. Lovely texture, distinct minerality and lively acidity make for a harmonious palate.

Askerne Gewurztraminer 2015 - Hawke's Bay 11.00/55.00

Lifted aromatic in the rose petal and apricot spectrum. The palate is very rich and round with soft acidity, smooth texture and long dry finish.

 

Chardonnay:

Obsidian Chardonnay 2018 - Waiheke Island 12.50/63.00

Subtle aromas of stone fruit intermingle with delicate florals and underlying toasty oatmeal characters.

Charles Wiffen Chardonnay 2016 - Marlborough 12.00/60.00

This wine has enticing aromas of ripe peach, hazelnut, brioche and hints of vanillin. Elegant on the palate with a soft and lingering mealy, nutty and seductive finish.

Odyssey Chardonnay 2017 - Gisborne (organic) 13.50/68.00

Plump and fruity, this is a smooth drinking Chardonnay with ripe stone fruit, mango and citrus flavours. The palate is generous and comforting with creamy texture and refreshing finish.

Fat Bastard Chardonnay 2016 - California (USA) 12.00/60.00

The palate of grilled pineapple and juicy clingstone peach, followed by spiced butterscotch and loads of textural nutty, mealiness.

Seifried Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2016 - Nelson 13.50/68.00

The nose has warm toasted hazelnuts, summer stone fruits and brioche notes. The palate is mouth-filling with layers of richness and subtle background spice with French oak notes.

Rose

Obsidian Rose 2018 - Waiheke Island 12.00/60.00

Intense aromas of strawberries with hints of spice. The palate is very lively and fresh with juicy acidity and a well-balanced sweetness.

 

Charles Wiffen Pinot Rose 2018 - Marlborough 55.00

The nose is fresh and firm with elegantly concentrated aromas of redcurrants and red florals with subtle thirst-quenching herbal elements, unfolding cranberry notes. Dry to taste and medium-bodied.

 

Odyssey Rose 2018 - Marlborough ( organic) 11.00/55.00

A deliciously fresh wine with the aroma of ripe cherries and strawberries. The palate is dry and silky, resulting in a wine that is delightfully fruity and soft.

 

 

 

Red Wines

The Wine Box House Red Wine 10.00/50.00

 

Pinot Noir:

 

Askerne Pinot Noir 2016 - Hawke's Bay 11.00/55.00

Soft red berry fruits along with toasty and savoury spice notes capture the aromatic profile. The palate is broad and silky smooth.

 

Charles Wiffen Pinot Noir 2014 - Marlborough 12.00/60.00

The aromas of cherry, red currant, cigar box and chocolate, with hints of toasty oak. The palate exhibits similar flavours with the addition of fine tannins and liquorice, with the warm and spicy finish.

 

Alex Gold Pinot Noir 2017 - Central Otago 12.50/63.00

Sweet red and black cherry flavours show on the palate together with savoury mushroom and tobacco. A medium bodied, complex wine which has ample grained, mouth coating tannin and a long lingering finish.

 

Odyssey Pinot Noir 2016 - Marlborough 12.50/63.00

Beautiful uplifted berry fruit flavours of ripe cherry and blackberry with spicy overtones lead you into a lovely fragrant filled palate.

 

Blend Zweigelt:

 

Seifried Zweigelt 2017 - Nelson 11.00/55.00

Zweigelt is warm, succulent and inviting on the nose. Seasonal dark cherries, blackberries and toasty notes come through on the nose and palate.

 

Blend Malbec:

 

Old Coach Malbec Cabernet Franc 2014 - Nelson 11.00/55.00

Juicy berry fruit characters on the nose. The palate has a good entry and gentle fusion of fruit and smooth oak tannins.

 

Soljans Merlot Malbec 2016 - Hawke's Bay 12.00/60.00

Careful blending has given the wine vibrant plum and blackberry flavours balanced with soft tannins.

 

Merlot:

 

Charles Wiffen Merlot 2015 - Marlborough 11.50/58.00

Rich aromas of cassis, plum and vanillin combine with chocolate, dark berry fruits and subtle tannins on the palate, giving a long dry, yet soft finish.

 

Mai Mai Merlot 2014 - Hawke’s Bay 11.00/55.00

Modest cherry fruit is framed by hints of toasted almond and dried herbs, and the wine finishes tart and crisp.

 

Syrah:

 

Mai Mai Syrah 2014 - Hawke's Bay 12.50/63.00

Ripe black fruits and cherries in the early palate then build into an intense and spicy wine with a broad mouthfeel. Sweet spicy notes linger on the palate.

 

Mt. Monster Shiraz 2016 – Australia 11.00/55.00

Ripe cassis and black plum fruits on the nose with violets. The varietal fruit-driven palate, with cassis and dark berry fruit and spice flavours. Soft tannins complement the fruit with a mouth-filling generous finish.

 

Chalk Hill “Luna” Shiraz 2017 - Australia 12.00/60.00

Perfumed nose of dark berry fruits, floral note with a hint of roasted nuts and spice. A textured wine with lovely balance.

 

Blend Cabernet:

 

Obsidian Vitreous Cabernet Merlot 2015 - Waiheke Island 12.50/63.00

Medium-full bodied, this wine has a gentle mouth-filling flavour of savoury red fruits, earth, game, bramble and brown spices.

 

Chalk Hill “Luna” Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Australia  12.00/60.00 

A medium to full-bodied wine with excellent structure. Vibrant flavours of plum and red berry fruit, with a hint of bitter dark chocolate. A long lingering finish.

Sparkles

 

Aotea Methode Traditionelle 2017– Nelson 13.50/68.00

The Aotea Méthode Traditionnelle has grapefruit, warm brioche and buttered toast notes on the nose and the palate is luxurious and generous with full biscuity shortbread notes and a crisp, lasting finish.

 

Jip Jip Rocks Sparkling Shiraz NV– Australia 11.00/55.00

The aroma displays ripe plums, earthy notes and spice. Mouth-filling flavours of plums and prunes with hints of liquorice. Soft, creamy with a persistent cherry, chocolate and spice finish.

 

Soljans Methode Traditionelle 2013 70.00

This wine shows a delightful yeasty brioche aroma with a fine and vibrant bead. The lively citrus flavours are coupled with a rich creamy texture resulting from the extended yeast lees aging in the bottle.

Dessert Wines

 

Heart of Stone Noble Riesling 2009 - Marlborough 10.00/50.00

Glorious gold glint, orange marmalade, apricot and toffee aromas, sweet opulent palate and a clean lingering finish – perfection! Full unctuous mouthfeel, perfectly balanced with crisp, fresh acidity.

 

Seifried 'Sweet Agnes' Riesling 2017 - Nelson 60.00

The nose has a mandarin peel and floral notes, while the palate is luscious with bright fruit balanced by natural acidity. Succulent fruit sweetness wraps around the crisp acid backbone leaving a long, exceptionally generous finish.

 

Ports

 

Soljans Tawny Port  9.00/90.00

The port is a pale tawny colour with a rich, sultana nose. The palate is raisiny, sweet, creamy and soft with a long lingering finish. 

 

Calem Ruby - Portugal 9.00/90.00

Deep ruby-red colour with a garnet aureole. Vibrant nose, full of young and fruity aromas.