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Martinborough Vineyard and Te Tera 2016, 2014 and 2013 New Releases
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A Conspiracy for the Best Wine Buys

19 March,2012

The Fine Wine Delivery Co. and its sibling company Best Wine Buys have a policy of over-delivering quality for price with its own-label, confidentially sourced wines. Obtaining surplus or selected lots of wine from high profile producers, the wines are offered at prices considerably lower than normal, without revealing the identity of its origin, thus protecting the established brand name. It's a good deal for all concerned, including the consumer. But much care must be taken in selecting good wine that will please the drinker. Matt Deller leads the selection panel, and the team obviously enjoy what they do, and this can be seen in the ‘Conspiracy' label. "Each wine is procured under the cloak of darkness, secretly bottled and labelled” says the promotional blurb. This theme is on the labels and will be carried through to the wine descriptions on-line too. Here are my more conventional reviews, without any technical data, as it's all a secret.


Conspiracy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough


Very pale straw colour with green hues, near colourless on edge. This has a softly full nose with sweet, pungent passtionfruit aromas along with ripe tropical fruit and herb notes. Dry to taste, this is a light-bodied wine with gentle passionfruit and gooseberry flavours of moderate intensity. The palate the mouthfeel is round, but racy acidity contributes to a crisp, dry, slightly grippy finish. This is a fully aromatic, moderately flavoured Sauvignon Blanc with attractive, up-front passionfruit flavours to serve with antipasto, vegetable dishes and poultry over the next 18 months. 13.0% alc. 16.0+/20 Mar 2012 RRP $11.99

Conspiracy Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay


Bright, light golden-yellow colour, full and even. The bouquet is full and broad with plenty of ripe tropical fruits, melons and citrus fruits with buttery malolactic, nutty oak and oxidative complexities showing secondary development. Soft and open, this has gently rich, broad and burnished flavours of ripe tropical fruits, butter and nuts on a creamy-textured, mellow, low acid palate. This is fulsome and now tending a little flabby. The finish is smooth and moderately long. Fully mature, soft and totally integrated, this has the breadth and richness to serve with flavoursome pasta and pork dished over the next 18 months. 13.5% alc. 16.0-/20 Mar 2012 RRP $11.99

Conspiracy Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from New Zealand – Marlborough


Light ruby-red colour with purple hues, light on rim. Fresh and bright raspberry and cherry aromas are presented simply and vibrantly. Light-bodied, this has soft, up-front fruit flavours of raspberry and cherry confectionary, quite primary and uncomplicated, but attractively juicy and sweet. There is very little tannin extract, but good fresh acidity livening up the fruitiness, which carries to a soft, plummy finish. Upfront, juicy and with sweet raspberry flavours, drink this soft Pinot Noir with antipasto, pasta and pizza over the next 18 months. 13.5% alc. 16.0+/20 Mar 2012 RRP $14.99

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