Connoisseur's Collection

From alternative varieties to progressive styles, the Connoisseur’s Collection is the perfect plan to enliven your palate and expand your knowledge. Stray from the mainstream and discover the unknown with this unique range of wines.

Key features:

  • Premium wines with an exciting point of difference
  • Small-batch wines that represent incredible value for money
  • Delivered every three months (January, April, July, October)
  • Available in a red, white or mixed case
  • Typical drinking window: 1-10 years
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2 X Paddy Borthwick Te Whanga Pinot Noir 2015

Buy 12 bottles for $300. Discounted price will appear at checkout.

“This is a fine and elegant style of Pinot Noir. Perhaps a little lighter in colour than some Pinots, this wine nevertheless has lovely aromatics and a perfume reminiscent of strawberries along with a savoury note. This savoury note carries through onto the medium-bodied palate, complementing the attractive sweet fruit. A refined style with a beautifully framed structure and excellent length of flavour. Most enjoyable in all respects.” Tasting Panellist Ian McKenzie

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2 X Driftwood Artifacts Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This is a great cool-climate Cabernet with beautiful aromas of blackcurrant, black olive and some gentle notes of tobacco. The palate is flooded with juicy cassis underpinned by ripe cherry, cedar and spice. Soft, silky tannins coat the mouth, leading to a lovely long finish.

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2 X Society Directors' Selection Barossa Valley Grenache 2015

Crafted exclusively for The Wine Society by Peter Schell, winemaker at Spinifex Wines, this old vine Grenache has an alluring bouquet of ripe cherry, redcurrant and spicy undertones. A lively and fleshy palate carries plum and raspberry flavours, while fine tannins deliver a balanced finish.

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2 X Yarran B Series Shiraz 2015

This Shiraz is rich in flavour and intensity. Violet and dark fruitcake aromas are followed by a luscious palate of spice, pepper and toasty oak, while thick, chewy tannins add power and weight.

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2 X Firebox Ridge Premium Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

This wine showcases rich cassis and mulberry aromas combined with cedar notes. The palate is concentrated with dark chocolate and blackcurrant flavours with spicy notes from time in French oak. Fine tannins lead to a persistent finish.

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2 X Rod McDonald Wines Te Awanga Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc 2013

Aromas of currant, cassis and tobacco follow onto a full, rich and soft palate that is supported by excellent balance and structure.

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Connoisseur's Red Collection Price: $270