As imported wine started to flow into New Zealand in the early 80's, Glengarry led the charge. Jumping into Bordeaux as far back as 1985, we have been blazing that trail ever since, in the process accumulating a wealth of experience and understanding as to what, and what not, to do. Over the years we have put in the hard-yards to search out the greatest fine wines from all corners of the world. Whilst we continue to be the leading importer of Bordeaux into New Zealand,our range encompasses far more.We are delighted to be able to welcome you to this extensive collection, all neatly catalogued in this comprehensive Glengarry Fine Wine Catalogue and for sale on our website. You'll find the Fine Wine displayed along with the rest of our range through the website.
Fine Wine Cellars and Fine Wine Shipping - Our Jervois Road, Victoria Park, Khyber Pass and Thorndon stores all house beautifully fitted out, temperature controlled cellars to ensure the best possible conditions for the storing of our fine wine stocks. We import all our fine wine in refrigerated containers and the strict conditions in our cellars then continue the process, meaning every bottle you purchase has been treated with the utmost care and shipped and stored in the best possible environment.
Fine Wine Team
The breadth and depth of experience here is astounding, from those, like Liz Wheadon, who travel the globe meeting with our suppliers, through to the immensely knowledgeable front liners like Phil Rowe and Meredith Parkin in Wellington, Regan McCaffery and Zane Winskill in Auckland. There's no shortage of personality here, either- these guys pass on their wisdom with knowledge, passion, personal anecdotes and humour.
Fine Wine Producers
Because we have been importing fine wine for nearly thirty five years we have developed and maintained excellent relationships with some of the best producers in Europe. Being allocated the rarest of wines not only reflects the strength of our relationships, it offers you the opportunity to purchase wines that are simply not available elsewhere. You can view our current direct-from-Bordeaux offerings here.
En Primeur 2019
Ever wanted to buy Bordeaux, but not sure where to start? The 2019 vintage is about to be sold En Primeur in April, which is a great way to start your collection. To find out more visit our En Primeur website. Our knowledge will not only ensure you the best Bordeaux in your cellar, you can purchase with complete confidence from Glengarry.
Fine Wine Events
Throughout each year we hold a vast array of fine wine tastings, dinners and events. All the details are on our Fine Wine Events page here
Stunning value and quality for an entry level wine
Wonderfully rich and full-bodied with expressive mineral, red berries and spice aromas. Lively ripe cherry, spiced fruit cake and pepper dance on the palate with a hint of anise. The finish is smooth and long with lingering floral and spice notes.
"Full-bodied, rich and chocolaty, the super ripe 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Tradition isn't as fine and silky as the 2016, but it shows plenty of power and blueberry and cherry fruit. It will be interesting to see how it emerges at the end of its elevage, as top-notch raw materials are present. At Bosquet des Papes, I tasted with the larger-than-life, fifth-generation owner, Nicolas Boiron. Standing out for his size and outgoing personality, he's a true character, not afraid to speak his mind. The Boiron family farms 27 hectares in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and five hectares in Cotes du Rhone, sold under the Domaine Nicolas Boiron label. Philippe Cambie has been a consultant since 2005. Boiron said 2017 is a very good year but with lower quantity. "There's more structure than in 2016" he said. The wines here seem to be going from strength to strength, with quality inching up nearly every vintage & prices still reasonable given the fairly large volumes involved." 91-94 Points, Wine Advocate
"Lurid magenta. Expansive aromas of mineral-tinged red berries, incense and cola, joined by a suave floral nuance as the wine opens up. Appealingly sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, cherry, spicecake and candied licorice flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes smooth and long, with gentle tannins and lingering floral pastille and star anise notes." 92 Points, Josh Raynolds - Vinous
"Fresh and forward, featuring lively raspberry and cassis flavors, infused with light savory, anise and black tea notes. A subtle mineral streak adds a mouthwatering echo on the stylish finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2034." 92 Points, Wine Spectator
"The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Tradition is a top effort for an entry-level wine. Bottled in March, it features peppery notes, dried spices and ripe cherries on the nose. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it finishes long and intense, adding hints of salted licorice. It should drink well for at least a decade." 92 Points, Robert Parker
"Soft, juicy, fresh and with a cherry and herb filled center, the wine is loaded with extra complexities of olives garrigue and spice. The wine was blended from 75% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 11% Syrah, 1% Vaccarese and 1% Counoise and 1% Cinsault." 92 Points, Jeff Leve - Wine Cellar Insider
"The 2017 Chateauneuf Du Pape checks in as 75% Grenache, 11% each of Syrah and Mourvedre, and the balance Cinsault, Vaccarese, and Counoise. It was 60% destemmed and brought up in a mix of foudre and concrete tanks. It's a smoking good base cuvee that offers perfumed black raspberries, violets, sweet spice, and exotic pepper aromas and flavors. Rich, medium to full-bodied, packed with fruit, balanced, and lengthy, drink this seductive, sexy 2017 over the coming 10-15 years." 92+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
A perfect 100 wine
Full-bodied, rich and velvety in texture followed by an extremely expressive bouquet of minerals, spice cake and black fruits. The palate boasts intense dark berry, cherry liqueur, candied licorice and floral flavors with a finish that just won't quit. Absolutely stunning.
"Impenetrably dense and dark, the 2015 Cote Rotie La Landonne is loaded with black olive, espresso and cassis fruit. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety in texture and nearly endless on the finish, yet it never seems overbearing or overripe, remaining vibrant and fun from start to finish. Right now, the tannins are prominent, giving the wine a dry, dusty sendoff, so give it a decade to mellow before opening a bottle." 100 Points, Robert Parker
"The 2015 Cote Rotie La Landonne is another wine that has perfection written all over it. Made in a more backward, concentrated, structured style, its inky purple color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of smoked black fruits, charcoal, camphor, and graphite, with more meaty notes developing with time in the glass. With a finish that won’t quit, this locked and loaded, full-bodied beast of a wine will be for patient consumers with cold cellars. It’s going to take a decade or more for it to be drinkable, but it might just be a 5- to 6-decade wine. The big news at the Guigal estate is the purchase of Domaine de Nalys in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The family has always wanted an estate in the South, and Nalys is an unrealized treasure trove of awesome terroir and old vines, both of which I’ve no doubt will be maximized by this talented family. In addition, the former winemaker at Paul Jaboulet Aine, Jacques Desvernois, has joined the team, and while it’s not clear exactly what his role will be, I suspect he will largely lead the charge at Domaine de Nalys. Either way, Desvernois is an incredible talent and can only add to what is already a well-oiled machine. As to the wines reviewed in this report, I was able to taste multiple vintages of each of the cuvees and have listed the wines by cuvee as opposed to by vintage, which is how we tasted through the wines." 97-100 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
"Deep, bright-rimmed purple. An exotically perfumed, expressive bouquet evokes dark fruit liqueur, spice cake, smoky bacon, incense, vanilla and incense. A sexy floral nuance emerges with air and carries onto the palate, which displays intense blueberry, cherry liqueur, candied licorice and floral pastille flavors that deepen and spread out steadily on the back half. The floral, bacon and mineral notes come back strong on a strikingly long, youthfully tannic finish, that leaves a juicy blue fruit note behind." 97 Points, Josh Raynolds - Vinous
On another level, and unquestionably the best of the three vintages
Full-bodied and powerful yet elegant, the 2015 Cote Rotie La Mouline is potentially close to perfect.
Massively concentrated, opulent, and as sexy as wine gets, reminiscent of the 1978 La Mouline and has perfection written all over it.
"On another level, and unquestionably the best of the three vintages, the 2015 Côte Rôtie La Mouline sports an inky purple color as well as an off-the-charts bouquet of black currants, smoked herbs, spring flowers, gamey meats, and acacia flowers. Massively concentrated, opulent, and as sexy as wine gets, it reminds me of the 1978 La Mouline and has perfection written all over it. If you can afford it, this is a magical, legendary wine in the making that will keep for 4-5 decades." 98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
"Opaque, bright-rimmed ruby. Expansive, mineral-tinged aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, incense, bacon fat, olive, mocha and pungent flowers are accented by an exotic Moroccan spice nuance. Sappy and deeply concentrated and energetic on the palate, offering vibrant boysenberry, black raspberry, olive paste, smoked meat, five-spice powder and violet pastille flavors that are underscored by a vein of minerality. Supple, gently gripping tannins build steadily a floral- and mineral-driven finish that hangs on with resonating spiciness and superb tenacity." 98 Points, Josh Raynolds - Vinous
"Full-bodied and powerful yet elegant, the 2015 Cote Rotie La Mouline is potentially close to perfect. Espresso, grilled meat, caramelized plum and cassis pick up hints of vanilla and herbal-floral notes on the nearly limitless finish. I can't wait to try this again next year." 97-99 Points, Robert Parker