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  1. Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

    Anna's Way Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £12.00

    £12.00

    "Anna's Song" was recorded by Marvin Gaye while he was going through his divorce with Berry Gordy's sister, Anna. "Anna's Way" can also be interpreted as being about the marriage of two of the main valleys of the Marlborough region though - the Awatere and Wairau Valleys.

    This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc offers an intense nose of passion fruit and gooseberries with subtle floral notes. It's quite green and therefore the wine is dry to taste but sweetened by the juicy flavours of citrus, passion fruit and gooseberries. Its lingering finish makes you feel the same way as Marvin Gaye, who obviously doesn't want his relationship with Anna to end.

    The song finishes with the words: ""Anna, Anna, Anna, this is Anna's song, loving you all night long!"" I can assure you, you too will sing the song after a sip of Anna's Way!
  2. Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014 Marlborough Red Wine

    Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014

    £29.00

    £29.00

    For a long time the world looked at those crazy Kiwis and thought "boy, these guys are charismatic but what do they actually do down there? Other than angry dances before rugby, the kiwi bird but not the fruit and Russel Crowe movies, what makes them tick?" No one asks that anymore, not since 1985 when David Hohnen started growing vines in Marlborough. We know what New Zealand is about now, it's making maddeningly delicious wine. Cloudy Bay lead the way to define New Zealand by refreshing Sauvignons and lip smacking Pinot Noir, like this one! Let's not pigeon hole them though, they still do loads of other great stuff, it's just now when you're hiding behind the sofa as the All Blacks Haka their way across your TV set, you can do it while enjoying a lovely glass of Marlborough Pinot Noir, Sweet as Bro!
  3. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

    Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £25.00

    £25.00

    When Marlborough first acquired its reputation for producing world class Sauvignon Blancs, that was largely down to Cloudy Bay. To this day, their vibrant white wine continues to be one of the best of this variety in the region.

    Citric aromas of zesty lemon, Kaffir lime and nectarine intermingle with orange blossom on the nose before dominating the palate with ripe citrus and stone fruit flavours typical of a New Zealand Sauvignon. These are framed with a sleek and succulent acidity providing great structure.
  4. Giesen Brothers Pinot Noir New Zealand Red Wine

    Giesen Brothers Pinot Noir 2013

    £16.50

    £16.50

    It is a brave and noble thing to travel half way around the world and set up a winery, but that is exactly what brothers Alex, Theo and Marcel Giesen did in the 1980s. Thirty years later and these intrepid brothers have not only survived the trip from Germany to New Zealand, but they have conquered. In evolutionary terms, this family is winning.

    Why are they so successful? For wines like this Pinot Noir, with its elegant, silky, tannins, lifted aromas of violet and blueberry and notes of warm, freshly turned earth and mushrooms. That's one gene pool we want to be part of.
  5. Greywacke Chardonnay 2013 white wine

    Greywacke Chardonnay 2013

    £32.00

    £32.00

    This crisp, dry white wine is a bit like your Grandma. She's generally got something tasty in the oven making the house smell like baked apples, toasted hazelnuts, fig, brioche, pink grapefruit and...meadow hay? (reign it in a bit Mrs. Cropley!)

    She's a classy lady, perhaps a little nutty and has plenty of rich life experiences to share but once you get her going she can go on and on and, well, you get the idea. Just like Grandma's stories, Greywacke Chardonnay has a palate that just keeps going.
  6. Joss Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Joss Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £15.00

    £15.00

    If you're a regular Oddbinite you may already be familiar with Hayden Johnston's (head winemaker of Joss Bay) work; he's also behind Kuru Kuru, a wine we've been singing the praises of, long before many of us were legally allowed to drink it. Hayden ended a career in accounting and finance to start making cracking Sauvignon Blanc. The right call dare we say, we have more than enough balance-sheets and KPIs but the world can always do with a stone-fruity, grapefruity Sauvignon with a rich creamy-texture. Good on ya Hayden!
  7. Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015 New Zealand White Wine

    Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2015

    £25.00

    £25.00

    We want to know what on earth James Bay was drinking when he started singing about holding rivers back. We mean, has he ever actually tried stopping a river? We imagine it'd be rather difficult.

    Though, we're sure he wouldn't be so keen on such a thankless job if he'd been drinking this Chardonnay instead. A rich and approachable white wine with nectarine, pink grapefruit, guava and peach; nobody in their right mind would dream of holding Kumeu River back after tasting this wonder.

    Hold your horses, James, put your feet up and crack open a bottle instead. Let Kumeu River run freely! And most importantly, keep the Chardonnay flowing...
  8. Kuru Kuru Pinot Noir

    Kuru Kuru Pinot Noir 2015

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Some wines are good. Some take good to another level. This is one of the latter. It is so good that if you spilt it on a white carpet, it would probably splash into a beautiful pattern that you would want to keep forever.

    In fact it would probably help old ladies across roads if it could. Clean fruit flavours and an epic depth. Please give this wine your undivided attention and all of your culinary skills, because it deserves it.
  9. Kuru Kuru Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand White

    Kuru Kuru Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £13.50

    £13.50

    In Japan "kuru-kuru" means to spin around and "kuru-kuru-pa" is a colloquialism meaning insane. Although the Kuru Kuru Sauvignon Blanc actually takes its name from a Maori ancestor of the winemaker, the Japanese seems kind of fitting as this wine is insanely good and its heady aromas and flavours will send your taste buds into a spin. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at its finest, each dizzyingly impressive sip will lure you spiralling back in for another.
  10. Man O' War

    Man O' War Cabernet Franc/Merlot/Malbec 2011

    £19.00

    £19.00

    Waiheke Island, off the coast of Auckland, has some of New Zealand’s most northerly wineries. You’d think that would make it a tad too tropical for Bordeaux-inspired winemaking, being flanked by the Southern Ocean, the South Pacific and the Tasmanian Sea, it is breezy to say the least.

    In the case of this Merlot/Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, which is vinified in 25 separate batches under the expert watch of winemaker Duncan McTavish, this unique climate has resulted in a beautiful wine with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and darker cassis, with hints of coffee, liquorice, clove, Mediterranean herbs and cedar.
  11. Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah 2013

    Man O' War Dreadnought Syrah 2013

    £33.00

    £33.00

    If you're a world-class winery, you will be in possession of a few things, including a gifted winemaker and a well-placed vineyard. Man O' War have both of these. Their winemaker, Duncan McTavish is basically a grape-whisperer and the vineyard where the Syrah vines grow might as well have an X marking the spot on the map. It has a well-angled slope, which means the vine can catch the sun for the longest amount of time, and a cooling sea breeze, which means the grapes don't get hot under the collar. All of which leads to a breath-taking wine, with smoky peat notes draped over the overt blueberry and pepper aromas. Concentrated yet well-balanced, with vibrant acidity and a streak of almost salty minerality, it would be perfect with wood-fired pigeon.
  12. Man O' War Ironclad

    Man O' War Ironclad 2010

    £29.00

    £29.00

    With a name like Man O' War Ironclad, you'd be forgiven if you reached for the nearest potential weapon and ran to a strategic position whilst calling for back up. But we would advise against that. We would advise you to raise a white flag and surrender yourself to this sublime piece of artistry (see what we did there).

    A blend of Bordeaux grape varieties from no less than 45 different plots, which are all handled separately in the winery to maximise their individual potential before being blended, Ironclad has huge complexity of blue and black fruits, crushed stone, chalk and wild thyme.

    The palate is very concentrated with a supple texture and a streak of minerality on the finish. Needless to say, this powerful wine will strive from victory to victory for at least a decade.
  13. Manuka Springs Pinot Noir 2016 New Zealand

    Manuka Springs Pinot Noir 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Everyone agreed the old horse-drawn cart was just the vehicle to transport the Pinot grapes from vineyard to winery, but they failed to take into account the antique craftsmanship. The suspension springs were fashioned from the tough, ungiving wood of the Manuka tree, and the poor Pinot was jostled so roughly the grapes began to split. As the sun hit the broken berries, a deep aroma of warm raspberries rose from the cart and the juice began to ferment. Happily, however, the resulting wine was so elegant that to this day the first crushing is done driving the grapes round in that very same old cart.
  14. Manuka Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2016 White Wine New Zealand

    Manuka Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £10.75

    £10.75

    All over Marlborough unusual geysers spurt manuka honey high into the air. Although initially this was a sticky nightmare for the locals, since manuka honey joined goji berries and pink Himalayan rock salt in the mystical list of superfoods, the locals have embraced the manuka springs.

    The world renowned Sherwood Estate makes this wonderful Sauvignon Blanc in their honour. A veritable fruit salad up the nose, gooseberries, limes, guavas and passionfruits, followed by a tangy lemony slap on the taste buds.
  15. Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc White Wine

    Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Full-flavoured and exceptionally pure with sweet, juicy tropical flavours and succulent passionfruit, a lively whack of zesty citrus and freshly squeezed lime makes the finish luscious, dry and refreshing.
  16. Ribbonwood Pinot Noir New Zealand Red Wine

    Ribbonwood Pinot Noir 2014

    Now £14.00

    Was £15.50

    £14.00

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015***

    Pinot Noir, as any fan of Sideways will tell you, is a tricky and temperamental grape – difficult and delicate both in the growing and the wine-making. But don’t despair, or drive your car into a tree (just try getting spare parts for a Saab these days), just twist the cap off one of these rather elegant Pinots from Marlborough.

    Made from hand-picked grapes this wine is aged in French oak to give a superb balance of summery fruits and smoky undertones. Which makes us think it might just be time to light the barbeque…
  17. Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc White Wine NZ

    Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Smell plays a massive part in what you taste. That's why when your nose is all bunged up food tastes bland. If you don't believe us pinch your nose and eat a mouthful of banana, you'll notice that it tastes muted, but when you release your nostrils you get a whoosh of banana flavour.

    The Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc is the epitome of aromatic; drinking a glass of this wine should be renamed "arom-ercise" as it's a veritable nostril workout.
  18. Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Pinot Noir

    Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Pinot Noir 2015

    £21.00

    £21.00

    'What you saying? Your back's bent, your knees are nuked and you keep getting up to visit the loo in the dead of night? Well you can take that whingeing to your GP, but my name is Doctor Feelgood and I know what you need! And believe me, daddio, what you need is to fix yourself to this big-scented Pinot Noir, from deep down in Doctor's Creek, Marlborough.

    It perks you right up of red fruits, blackcurrants and spice and which has a finish that'll still be there after the last of your hair has gone grey, you with me? It don't have none of that 'proven medical value' stuff, but it'll remind you that there's a lot of beauty going down on this big old ball of rock and that's all you need, maaan'.
  19. Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 Sauvignon Blanc 2014

    Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £19.50

    £19.50

    While you might be familiar with the story of Saint Clair and her extraordinary act of patience at the Vicar's tea party, you might not know that after downing the immortalised glass of perfectly chilled sparkling, the young lady walked away from the table at a peculiar angle of 43 degrees NE to SW, shedding tears of joy. Legend has it these tears were pure Sauvignon Blanc, and as they fell to the soil, fresh young vines sprouted.

    While conventional preference is to plant vines North to South, this miracle resulted in a divine wine. The grapes facing south added fresh, greener character; while those facing North blessed the wine with delicious tropical notes.
  20. Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2014

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2015

    £16.00

    £16.00

    The ridonculously talented Matt Thompson, at Saint Clair, featured on one of our 'Inspire-themed posters, saying 'I became a winemaker because, as a wine drinker, I needed to find a way to make it tax-deductible'. We like his style.

    But, when he made this red, he didn't just get a tax break on Pinot Noir, he created something beautiful: a gentle giant, with mellow Morello cherry, pine needles and hints of smoke. Take that, taxman!
  21. Saint Clair Vicars Choice Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £14.00

    £14.00

    It's hard to stand out against the crowd, especially when the crowd is over-crowded. Y'know? Kiwi Sauvignon is a wine type that faces this peril. However, like a bright colour in a sea of beige, Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc shines through like a triumphant hero, waving its piercing flavours of vibrant passion fruit, zippy grapefruit and herbaceous blackcurrant leaf boldly aloft, saying 'I have a voice!' Well, luckily our Buyer Ana heard Saint Clair's cry and picked it up, giving it its rightful place on Oddbins shelves. A little character goes a long way...
  22. Salmon Run Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 White Wine

    Salmon Run Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £8.50

    £8.50

    The 'salmon run' usually denotes the perilous annual trip that salmon make to their natal rivers to spawn, as bears, eagles and fishermen gather hungrily at the water's edge. However, the salmon in Marlborough are more savvy and have sprouted legs so they can avoid said dangers.

    Whilst they're walking upstream, they often stop by the Giesen winery for a drop of the wine named in their honour. Zesty, strikingly bold, and racy, it is an apt tribute to this most audacious of fish.
  23. The Kauri Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    The Kauri Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £10.00

    £10.00

    Did you know that Kauri trees can stand up to 50m high?

    The immense height of these trees allows them to dominate forest canopies and makes them an effective winemaking tool for crushing grapes. Each harvest, Alan McCorkindale takes a trip to find one of the ancient giants, climbing it with his parcels of Sauvignon Blanc grapes. He then drops the grapes back down into a tank, one by one, releasing deliciously zingy juices for his wine as the impact crushes the fruit.

    Clean, crisp and refreshingly fruity, this Marlborough white wine is named in honour of the Kauri Trees' key part in this unconventional and somewhat fictional method.*

    *We confess, it's actually named after these awe-inspiring trees as a reminder of nature's magnificent capabilities, which is why McCorkindale and his team interfere with their grapes as little as possible when making their delicious wines.
  24. Tupari Late Harvest Riesling 2014 New Zealand White Wine

    Tupari Late Harvest Riesling 2014

    £17.75

    £17.75

    Once upon a time, Riesling was the Germanyist of German grapes, in all of Germany. Storming down the Autobahn in a black Mercedes-Benz, with a glove compartment full of Bratwurst, yelling 'Schnell' at poor Dutch tourists toddling a long at a mere 98mph. It's much more international now. Look at wines such as this, a classic late harvest Riesling, yet influenced by the terroir of New Zealand. Don't get us wrong, Riesling's still German, it's just a more modern German, the international jetsetter that refers to his mobile as "mein handy." We love you Riesling, whatever beautiful place you're grown in, never forget your roots!
  25. Tupari Pinot Gris New Zealand Wine

    Tupari Pinot Gris 2015

    £17.00

    £17.00

    Sitting high upon the cliffs in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough, this wine seems to have taken on the grandeur and liberty of its surroundings. With its bright flavours and pronounced body, you can almost hear the gulls crying out as the waves pound the rocks below. It has been made with passion and expertise, at a tiny, family-run enterprise that has made full use of this exceptional terror to produce an invigorating wine. With towering stone fruit and fresh celery notes, it is a dramatic match for sea fare like Crayfish (if you can clamber down the cliffs to catch it that is).
  26. Tupari Riesling 2013

    Tupari Riesling 2013

    £17.00

    £17.00

    If you're a grape, looking for an ideal home, it's a case of location location location. The best locations will suit your climate-, altitude- and soil-based needs and be blessed with talented winemakers who know who understand you.

    The Riesling grapes in the Awatere Valley, NZ, have the ideal neighbourhood: they have lots of sunshine but particularly cool nights, so they don't get too hot, which means that have time to develop complex flavours of ripe limes and grapefruit with riverbed freshness.

    Proof that it's worth hunting before putting down roots...
  27. Tupari Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand Wine

    Tupari Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    £18.50

    £18.50

    As crisp as a Ryvita, as elegant as Audrey Hepburn and as mineral as a Loire white, this shows another dimension to the Kiwi classic. From a winemaker that brought you the legendary Dashwood Sauvignon while working at Vavasour; this beauty is a real rival for Sancerre. Extended ageing on the lees imparts a creamy citrussy depth that perfectly contrasts the refreshing white peach, orange zest, melon and passion fruit. This has summer written all over it, so try it with quiche, goats' cheese, rocket salads or asparagus.
  28. Villa Maria 'Cellar Selection' Syrah 2011

    Villa Maria 'Cellar Selection' Syrah 2011

    Now £10.50

    Was £16.00

    £10.50

    This New Zealand red caused quite a sensation amongst Oddbins' passionate staff last time this was in the range, with much hoarding and hiding of the limited stock... It's not hard to see why.

    This sumptuous Syrah combines beautiful freshness as well as a purity of deep, dark, dense fruit that will only inspire forays into urgent food preparation. A wine to drink when seeking inspiration and the reassuring comfort of something really outstandingly good...
  29. Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Villa Maria Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    £15.50

    £15.50

    You probably think you already know all about Marlborough Sauvignons; like a well-fitting pair of boots. They're comfy as hell! Who cares if the laces are frayed and the soles are coming away from the rest of the material; so it looks like the boots are having a conversation with each other while you're strolling to your local watering hole? "The usual, please bar-keep!" Think again! Grown in the exceptional Southern Clays region of Marlborough this wine is the Sauvignon Blanc equivalent of bejewelled brogues, even Cinderella will turn her head to see what you're wearing & more to the point, what you're drinking!
  30. Wild Rock Hawkes Bay Red 2014 Red Wine

    Wild Rock Hawkes Bay Red 2014

    £15.50

    £15.50

    It all started when Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks were given a "secret mission" by the British government to seek out the "great Southern continent". They took on this "mission" and stumbled upon a wild rock formation, bountiful with birdlife, plants and rich soils blessed by the sun and rivulets of water. Absolute ideal winemaking conditions some might say.

    Hang on...so, the British government send these chaps across the world on ostensibly, a "scientific expedition" and they just so happened to stumble upon a land perfect for winemaking? Pah! They knew what they were doing.

    They knew that this "discovery" would one day equip the world with a dark red wine with a vibrant nose of cassis, violets, boysenberry and the finest toasted oak. They knew that a richness of fruit would emerge on first taste followed by a beautifully integrated oak and fine dusty tannin creating a long and delicious finish.

    I bet they also want us to think that a "boysenberry" is a real fruit...
  31. Wild Rock Pinot Noir 2014 Red Wine

    Wild Rock Pinot Noir 2014

    £18.00

    £18.00

    New Zealand; of course, first discovered by fine English gentlemen Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks. Corrr that's a long flight ay? What, must be 26 hours if you get lucky with the stop overs? Bet they could've murdered a glass of Pinot. Unfortunately, on arrival they did not find Pinot Noir. Other than of course finding a snot nosed Frodo Baggins announcing; "you're late." To which they replied "an Englishmen is never late, he arrives precisely when he means to!" They also found a bountiful land of birdlife and plants, thus the Wild Rock label pays homage to Cook & Banks' botanical chronicling.

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