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Australian Cabernet Sauvignon Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØØ The bold, individualistic style of Australia's winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes', captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.
Australian Cabernet Shiraz Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØØ The blend that made Australia famous. Cabernet Sauvignon's structural intensity perfectly complements the ripe fruit and chocolate flavors of Shiraz, for rich, complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark a luxurious treat.
Australian Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in colour, high in extract, flavour, aroma and tannin.
Australian Shiraz Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØØ The grape that was made for Down Under - its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish.
California White Merlot (Blush) Sweetness: ØOOOO Body: ØØOOO Oak: OOO Take Merlot. Make it a blush. Voila - a Merlot like you've never experienced! Fresh strawberries abound in the aromas and flavours of this medium-pink rose style wine, capped by a crisp finish that's slightly drier than a typical blush. Bright fruit and generous acidity make it a brilliant food pairing wine.
California Cabernet Merlot Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØO This popular blend combines the plump, fruity, earlier ageing Merlot grape with the robust Cabernet Sauvignon grape for a powerful match.
California Cabernet Sauvignon Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØO The noble California red grape. Rich in tannis, it produces a deep, full-bodied wine with intense aroma and flavour. A robust wine, perfect with red meat or wild game. Best when aged for several months.
California Merlot Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO The plump, lush fruitness of this respected grape translates into a wine which perfectly balances berry and spice flavours with a smooth, supple texture. Mouth-filling and delicious; a standout with grilled meats.
California White Zinfandel (Blush) Sweetness: ØOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO Complete with Winexpert's innovative F-pack, this blush favourite displays the trademark pink hues and a soft, refreshing taste that make it particularly enjoyable as a chilled delight on a summer afternoon. Must be tried to be believed.
Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO Our Chilean version of this classic boasts black pepper and berry bouquets. Notably flavorful, with tannins that develop with age.
Chilean Carmenère Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØØ Deep crimson, with dark cherry aroma, red fruits and berry notes running to a smoky, spicy finish with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. With medium body and moderate tannins, Carmenre drinks well young and improves with age.
Chilean Malbec Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO Winexpert's Selection Chilean Malbec has an intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aroma, which give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes. This richly purple coloured Malbec carries the plush texture of ripe tannins with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidity allow this wine to be enjoyed while young.
Chilean Merlot Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO Powerful fruit and spice flavour, with mellow tannins for a supple finish. Deserves ageing, but will develop quicker than Cabernet Sauvignon and will stand up to the same food pairings.
Chilean Pinot Noir Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØOOO Oak: ØØO Winexpert's Selection Chilean Pinot Noir is a bright ruby colour with delicate aromas of red berry flavours. Medium bodied and supple with a hint of herbiness, the mouth feel is very elegant with soft tannins and a subtle oak finish. Vibrant and food friendly, this wine is excellent with salmon, roast beef and lamb.
Enigma Sweetness: ØOOOO Body: ØØØØØ Oak: OOO Introducing a bold, enigmatic blend from Selection. Intense fruit aromas and notes of black cherry, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a smooth, round finish.
French Merlot Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO Direct from the vineyards of southern France, this classic varietal is rich with ripe fruit and berry flavours, yet soft and elegant. Dry, full-bodied and deeply coloured, with a complex velvety taste accentuated with premium French oak.
Italian Montepulciano Style Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØØ Oak: ØØO Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capable of creating deeply coloured, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content.
Luna Rossa Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØØ Oak: ØØØ Bold, robust and intense: Winexpert's 'Big Red' is the largest, most full-bodied red wine ever released! A dark, inviting colour and rich, bold oak-enchanced aromas suggest at what is to come: an abundance of mouth-filling, chewy berry flavours. Luna Rossa is complex, with rich layers of fruit and solid supporting tannins, capped by a long oak finish. A powerful wine matching startling flavours and aromas with elegance and finesse.
Nebbiolo Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØO Large and robust, this style is the one that lovers of big wines are looking for. Made famous in Italy's Piedmont region - highly regarded for its finest wines - this Barolo is rich in flavour and deep in colour, with a rounded oak aroma that lingers on the finish. Not surprisingly, Barolo is a consistently popular offering year in and year out.
New Zealand Pinot Noir Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO New Zealand's finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.
Pinot Noir Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØOOO Oak: ØØO The varietal responsible for classic red burgundy. The scent, flavour, body and texture of Pinot Noir is profound. Supple, spicy fruit flavours are a delight to the palate.
Sangiovese Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØOOO Oak: ØØO The pride of Italy's Tuscany region, this blend is famous for its full, dry character and elegant flavours of cherries and blackberries. Sturdy and robust, with tangy undertones and a slight spiciness. Ageing uncovers its complex depth of flavour.
South African Pinotage Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO Delicate and balanced like a Pinot noir, with the hardiness and robust colour of Cinsault. Deep intense ruby colour with purple highlights. Layered aromas of raspberry, spices, red cherry, and fruitcake give way to rich complexity of flavours including raspberry, vanilla, plums, coffee.
Spanish Rioja Style Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØO Spain's finest red wine blend from the famous northern Spanish region. Tends toward the traditional French blends, combining bright berry and spice flavours, deep red colours and solid tannin backup. Includes premium oak for a soft, dry vanilla finish. Delightful when aged.
Valpolicella Style Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØOOO Oak: ØØO Italian style wine with a delicate bouquet and a rich texture. Ruby red colour. Fragrant and fruity. The addition of oak enhances its aroma.
Vieux Chateau du Roi Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO Full-bodied, yet soft and quick to mature, this is the perennially popular French red wine blend that continues to keep them coming back with its smooth, easy charms. A Winexpert specialty blending a host of grape varieties, each contributing to the layers of aroma and flavours that make this so special. Complex and full of character, yet supple and easy drinking.
Reds w/ Wine Skins
Argentine Malbec w/ Grape Skins Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØO Selection Argentine Malbec with grape skins is a medium/full-bodied, dry red wine with firm acidity, rich tannins and generous alcohol levels. Dark, inky purple colour and ripe fruit flavours of plums, black cherry and blackberry give an almost jammy character on the palate. Smoke, earth, leather, wild game, tobacco and white/black pepper along with intriguingly spicy notes make for an interesting medley of aromas and flavours, adding to layers of complexity.
Australian Petit Verdot w/ Grape Skins Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØO Best described as a 'Super Cabernet', this is a dark rich wine with wonderfully concentrated flavours of juicy blackberry and black currant, with smooth, gripping tannins and an elegant structure leading to a magnificent, boldly oaked finish. With intense fruit-forward character, this wine drinks well immediately and it will fully round out in only three months, delivering intense fruit and richness.
Chilean Malbec Shiraz w/ Grape Skins Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØO Selection with Grape Skins Chilean Malbec-Shiraz displays a balance between ripeness and power, with intensely rich Shiraz grapes for a bold ruby purple colour, deep, dark plum and blackberry aromas showing subtle accents of chocolate. Malbec brings plum, blackcurrant and violet aromas leading to a slight touch of leather notes. Full-bodied and classically, the gripping tannins linger to an elegant finish of toasty oak and spice. Serve with roasted meats, rich stews, or try it with bittersweet chocolate--this wine can stand up or stand alone and will age gorgeously.
Italian Amarone Style w/ Grape Skins Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØO Italy's most powerful wine, Amarone is renowned as a fruity, full-bodied, with rich intensity from the dried grapeskins included in the fermentation. Winexpert's Selection Italian Amarone with Grape Skins is an intense, complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep, nearly opaque red, this heavyweight exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that goes on and on, from the huge volume of tannins.
Winexpert's Selection Italian Brunello Style with Grape Skins is a dark-cherry colour with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish.
The super concentrated flavours are generous even in youth, but this sensational wine is sensational after six months to a year. Good acidity makes this a very food friendly wine: like many Italian reds, Brunello shines in the company of assertively flavoured foods.
Spanish Tempranillo w/ Grape Skins Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØØ Selection with Grape Skins Spanish Tempranillo shows the black cherry, raspberry, plum and tobacco notes of the varietal, but the wine tends towards lushness and an overflowing of soft, ripe tannins, rather than bright fruit. Vanilla and spice notes in the oak give way to a beguiling hint of dark coffee on the finish. Medium-to-full bodied, it will drink well under three months and will soften impressively after six months to a year in the bottle.
Australian Chardonnay Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØØO Oak: ØØØ Leave it to the Aussies to take the noble French grape and turn it into the wine equivalent of a full-on party. The Chardonnays of Australia continue to wow wine drinkers around the world with their unabashed celebration of opulent fruit and vanilla-oak, full-bodied flavour. Our Chardonnay is no exception. Full, supple, buttery and fruity, this golden wine delivers from start to clean, lingering finish.
Australian Traminer-Riesling Sweetness: ØOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO The lively golden hue reveals a combination of floral notes and apple crispness with perfumed headiness of lychee, rose petals, and hints of passion fruit. The long finish and medium body makes a great off-dry wine for sipping.
California Chardonnay Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: ØØO Full of citrus and tropical fruit flavours and warm vanilla oak.
California Gewürztraminer Sweetness: ØOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO This immensely charming, exotic wine is true to its German translation: spicy. Deeply coloured and opulently aromatic, with an unmistakably flowery perfume and flavours of lychees and roses. Crisp, lush, and refreshing - a wonderful match with spicy foods, strong cheeses and fresh fruits.
California Riesling Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØOOO Oak: OOO The character of this fine varietal is truly distinctive. Displays a flowery bouquet, complex fruit and cinnamon flavours and a crisp, clean finish.
California Sauvignon Blanc Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO Crisp and flavourful, this popular grape varietal has distinctive and immediately recognizable aroma and flavour characteristics. The famous grassy, herbaceous bouquet and flinty aftertaste are here, with the generous acidity that is typical of the grape. Steely, grassy, and defiantly dry, nothing can complement a meal better than Sauvignon Blanc, a unique wine that offers a definitive counterpoint to the ubiquitous Chardonnay.
California Symphony Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO A white wine with the incredibly intense aromas of melon, grapefruit, mango, peach, banana and papaya. The fruity character picks up a strong backbone from the good acidity, and hint of tannin, carried over from the Grenache Gris grape.
California Viognier Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO The intense fruitiness of this beguiling wine suggests rich sweetness, but it shows a surprisingly dry and aromatic finish. A delicate yellow colour, tinged with the variety's typical 'green-gold' hue, it bursts out of the glass with apricot, peach and spice aromas. As it matures, it can also display hints of jasmine, honeysuckle, kiwi, mint, orange blossom and even mango! While higher in alcohol than many white wines, it drinks well young nonetheless. Lower acidity makes it friendly to a wide range of foods, but it's 'soft but strong' character makes it excellent for sipping alone.
Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO A gorgeous nose of honeydew, peach and gooseberry is followed by a silky palate with white peach and mineral flavours and a long finish. Bright, crisp and inviting at three months it’s refreshingly complex and tropical, and will develop notes of basil and mint with age.
German Müller-Thurgau Sweetness: ØOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO Developed as a cross combining the lively qualities of Riesling with the viticultural reliability of Sylvaner, Germany's most widely cultivated grape attains rare heights in aroma and flavour. Winexpert's German Mller-Thurgau is crisp and clean, with a grapey fruit character, low to medium acidity, and a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Vibrant flavours of crunchy green apples are imparted in its floral residual sweetness, aided by the addition of our F-pack* finishing package.
Italian Pinot Grigio Sweetness: OOOOO Body: ØØOOO Oak: OOO The uniquely Italian version of the well known Pinot Gris grape, picked earlier in Italy than in all other regions and well before its characteristic loss of acidity at ripening, for a bright, crisp, dry white wine with a gentle perfume and a detectable spiciness. Fresh, fragrant and lively, its flavours include a certain flintiness with hints of citrus and almonds.
Liebfraumilch Style Sweetness: ØOOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO Winexpert's new F-pack provides the finishing touch for this popular German classic. With a pronounced floral bouquet and a perfect marriage of sweetness with a slight dry finish, this startling wine is made for seafood and strong cheeses.
Luna Bianca Sweetness: ØOOOO Body: ØØØØØ Oak: ØØØ Winexpert's biggest, boldest white wine ever. In the spirit of the great full-bodied Chardonnays of California and Australia, Luna Bianca is lush, golden and rich. Dense, luscious, buttery aromas dance up from the glass. Flavours of tropical fruits blend with the vanilla-oak backing.
Piesporter Style Sweetness: ØØOOO Body: ØØØOO Oak: OOO The town of Piesport in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer wine region has an ideal steep amphitheater site perfect for producing sound, honeyed, delicate wines. Our version captures the classic flavour and magical fragrance of this respected German style through the addition of our F-pack and a special package of dried elderflowers.