01 Nov

2013 Limited Editions are being released!

Posted by Craig

Each year Winexpert raises the bar and offers an unsurpassed collection of LIMITED EDITION WINES to deliver the height of wine enjoyment.


  LE2013_ShirazCab_Bottle  January -South African Shiraz Cabernet with Grape Skins

THE WINE: This classic blend showcases the depth and ripeness of these intense grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon’s classic character of blackberry, currants, black cherry and cedar blend seamlessly with the densely packed berry, chocolate, espresso and pepper characters of Shiraz, with a hint of earthiness. As it ages it will show ever more blackberry along with plum and a hint of tobacco leading to rich vanilla and toasty-smoky notes. Definitely a carnivore’s wine, this will complement grilled meat, roasts and game, but will also work extremely well with mushroom risotto.


PAIR WITH: Classic Braised Beef Short Ribs


LE2013_Voignier_BottleJanuary – South African Viognier Chenin Blanc Roussanne

THE WINE: The three grapes make a unique wine of elegance, power and delicacy: crisp, but honeyed, with aromas of apricot, orange blossoms, herbal tea and melons give way to a medium body and a long rich finish of floral notes. The depth and complexity of this white wine make it an excellent partner with richly flavoured foods: curries, Satay, and South-Asian dishes, along with creamy or buttery sauces and soups.



LE2013_layout_v1February – Pacific Quartet (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND)

THE WINE: The four grapes showcase a host of brilliant flavours of bright fruit, excellent structure and a long finish. Viognier from Chile gives apricots, blossoms and stone fruit. Chenin Blanc from California gives a wonderful melony-honeyed aroma with hints of apple. Gewürztraminer from Washington contributes lychee, rose petals and floral notes, and Muscat from Australia’s Murray-Darling Valley gives wonderful grapey notes with dried fruit and hints of orange peel. Full-bodied yet supple, this wine has a range of fruit character and enough acidity to stand up to a wide range of foods, particularly spicy and savory dishes, including Thai cuisine, grilled fish, herbed roast chicken or salmon, but is delicious enough for sipping by itself on a golden afternoon on a patio or deck. Serve with: Maple Soy Salmon with Green Pea Purée

SWEETNESS: Off-Dry  BODY: Medium-ful l ALCOHOL: 11.5%*


LE2013_PinotNoir_BottleMarch – Oregon Pinot Noir

THE WINE: Deep ruby with garnet highlights Oregon Pinot Noir as a poet rather than a linebacker, and its character is defined almost as much in the elisions between its delicate scents and ethereal aromas as it is from its rich fruit and finesse. Aromas of red cherry, bright raspberry and strawberry give way to the delicate scent of violets, and the tannins are lustrously smooth and full on the palate. The delicacy of this wine allows it to pair with subtle dishes, from the classic Boeuf Bourgignon to game, roast turkey, pan-seared salmon and rich fish such as cod.



LE2013_CabMerlot_BottleApril – Washington Cabernet Merlot

THE WINE: A darkly powerful wine with immediate notes of oak and blackcurrants on the nose come to mingle with peppery spice and cedar, supported by a fruit-driven palate of boysenberry, plum, redcurrant and black cherry. The finish is boldly tannic, with a mouth-filling grip of dense, brambly fruit. The tannins in this wine call for grilled meat and game: steak with blue cheese butter, saddle of venison, and especially roasted lamb with herbs.

SWEETNESS: Dry  BODY: Medium-Full  ALCOHOL: 13.5%*

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