Taveuni Palms Wine List

All prices are in FJ$

 

 

Chardonnay

                                                                                

Oxford Landing Chardonnay, Clare Valley, Australia 2010

Dry, crisp Australian Chardonnay with delicious tropical fruit aroma and taste.    

$45.00

 

Oyster Bay Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010

This wine sets out to showcase Marlborough’s pure, incisive fruit flavours. Only 50 percent of the blend is barrel fermented, but all of the wine spends six months in casks.  This superb wine has ripe grapefruit flavours, slightly buttery and crisp, with creamy, toasty elements adding complexity.

$60.00

 

Craggy Range Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, Kidnappers, New Zealand, 2009        

A pale straw colour streaked with vivid green hues. Piercing crystalline lemon and lime fruit combine with notes of acacia, nutmeg and chalk dust. On the palate the taut racy structure is filled with rock melon, mineral and Provencal herb characters. This medium weight, bony textured wine has a surprising length of flavour.

$75.00

 

Nautilus Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2009

This stylish wine typically offers fresh, strong, citrus flavours and finely integrated oak. This is a richly fragrant wine with loads of ripe, peachy, toasty, slightly buttery flavour, a suggestion of butterscotch and fresh, crisp acidity enlivening the finish.

$75.00

 

 

 

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2007

Indisputably New Zealand’s most popular wine. This powerful Marlborough wine has an interesting concentration of savory and lemony flavours. The grapes are sourced from nine estate vineyards and growers’ vineyards in the Wairau and Brancott valleys. The wine is a light medium yellow-green with impressive intensity and elegance. Weighty, citrusy, and tight, with a hint of butterscotch, it’s a finely structured, tightly mineraled wine with lovely harmony and flow. 

$125.00

 

Sauvignon Blanc

 

Vidal Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2009      

This is a mouth filling wine with strong passion fruit and lime flavours, fresh and crisp.

$42.00

 

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010        

Handled entirely in stainless steel tanks, this wine is typically zesty and flavour packed, with strong melon and capsicum characters. This is a well-balanced, fully dry wine, fresh and zingy, with ripely herbaceous flavours that are punchy and lingering.

$60.00

 

Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010

A richly fragrant wine with a mouth filling body and surge of ripe passion fruit, lime like flavours enlivened by a fresh acidity. This freshly scented wine has a very pure taste of delicate melon, lime and lemon. It has a good acid spine and has a dry balanced finish.    

$65.00

 

Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010

The wine is pale and green tinged in colour with aromatics of grapefruit, bay leaf, fresh herbs and nectarine. The palate has interplay of citrus and herb flavours, cool natural acidity and a fine slightly waxy texture, perfect with shell fish, fresh fish and salads.

$75.00

 

 

Pinot Gris

 

Palliser Estate Pinot Gris, Martinborough, New Zealand, 2009

A slightly sweet Pinot Gris with fresh pure flavours of peaches, pears, lemons and spice, showing good intensity. A fleshy, slightly honeyed delicious wine.                    

$75.00

 

Nautilus Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2009

This is a weighty harmonious wine that is vibrantly fruity and smooth with an array of citrus fruit, pear and spice flavours with a slightly sweet finish.

$80.00

 

Riesling

 

Lodge Hill Jim Barry Dry Riesling, South Australia, 2007

An intensely scented, poised and tangy wine with real richness and drive. A slightly sweet style, it is tight and vigorous, with citrus, lime, passion fruit and honey flavours.

$80.00

 


Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Vidal, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2006/2007

A French and American oak aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (75%) with lesser amounts of Merlot, Malbec and Syrah. The wine has a good concentration of black current, herb and spicy oak flavours, considerable complexity and a firm backbone of tannin.

$67.00

 

Esk Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 2007

A strikingly bold wine with a bottomless depth, featuring black current, plum and a strong spicy flavour. The Malbec added to the blend gives perfume, spice, tannin and a brilliant color to the wine. Sturdy and deeply coloured, it is ripe, savory and spicy, with excellent complexity.

$68.00                 

 

Merlot

          

Oxford Landing Merlot, South Australia, 2009                             

A firm wine. Deep ruby red in color with an aroma of berries, mint and hints of toasty

Vanilla Oak. A medium bodied wine with soft fleshy tannins, typical of a Merlot, makes this wine extremely drinkable at a young age. Oak flavours add a complexity and a mid-palate sweetness.

$45.00

 

Oyster Bay Merlot, New Zealand, 2009

The Hawke’s Bay wine region is arguably the most exciting find in recent times for the cultivation of Merlot in New Zealand. With a temperate maritime climate, the vines are warmed by strong clear sunlight during the day and cooled at night by the sea breezes of the Pacific Ocean. This is the unique environment in which Merlot produces its vibrant, fully ripened varietal flavors. Essentially, Oyster Bay Hawke’s Bay Merlot is about elegance and intensity of fruit. The hero is always freshness of ripe fruit, spice and soft tannins on the palate.

$80.00


 

Pinot Noir

 

Twin Island Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2009

A finely scented wine with fresh delicate flavours of cherries, red berries and spices, flowing smoothly to a dry, well-rounded finish. A beautifully light wine.  

$60.00

 

Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2008

A perfumed bouquet of ripe cherries and raspberry fruits, hallmarks of Marlborough Pinot Noir. On the palate the wine displays ripe fruit with complex savoury and spice elements. Soft, silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and definition, yet also allow immediate consumption.

$69.00

 

Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand, 2009

Excellent colour, with good depth. Highly fragrant nose, with blueberry, clove, spice and earthy aromas. The palate exudes charm; ripely luscious at the front with beautifully flowing fruit that is both expansive and delicate. The fruit coats complex and agreeably soft yet dense tannins.

$100.00

 

Nautilus Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2008

 

Hand harvested from six vineyard sites and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques, it has a fragrant, floral bouquet.  It’s a very harmonious wine; sweet fruited, complex and supple, ripe and softly textured.        

$105.00

 


Shiraz

 

Oxford Landing Vintage Shiraz, South Australia, 2009

Deep purple red in color with hints of ruby. Lifted notes of red berry fruits and plums on the nose with hints of white pepper and anise. Layers of raspberry and cherry fruit lead to a generous mid -palate. Soft tannins complement the length of fruit flavour and the mid palate fruit sweetness.

$40.00

 

Yalumba Barossa, Shiraz, Viognier, Victoria, Australia, 2008

Rich, generous shiraz is co fermented with 5% viognier which is a subtle, aromatic and exotic grape variety that enhances the color and adds elegance and finesse.  Bright and youthful, this is a deliciously spicy, silky and savory wine.

$45.00

 

Red Bank Shiraz, Victoria, Australia, 2007         

Shows medium deep red and purple hues with a lifted nose of blackberry fruits, spice and cedar. A mouth filling, medium bodied, fine grained wine with ripe blackberry fruit, chocolate and pepper. Toasted oak flavour is well integrated and the wine has a rounded spicy finish.

$60.00

 

Jim Barry Shiraz, South Australia, 2007/08                                    

A dark, serious wine with a mint and  dark chocolate nose, with sweet blackcurrant pastille character and a little roasted herb. Creamy, very ripe and supple and succulent. Super ripe tannins with spicy exotic quality.

$80.00

 

 


Champagne and Sparkling Wine

 

Nautilus Curvee Brut, Marlborough, New Zealand                             

A beautiful sparkling wine that is rich in intensity and refinement. A blend of Pinot Noir (75%) and Chardonnay (25%), this sparkling wine is blended with reserve stocks held in oak barrels and disgorged after a minimum of three years aging on its yeast lees. Lean and crisp, piercing and long, it’s a beautifully tight, vivacious and refined wine with typical Marlborough fruits characters enriched with intense, bready aromas and flavours.

$80.00

 

Cattier's Premier Cru Brut Champagne, Chigny-Les-Roses

A blend of 75% Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and 25% Chardonnay grapes from the vineyard  and famous Champagne House of Cattier in Chigny-Les-Roses.

With a pale gold, amber color, and aromas of flowers, white fruits and some touches of citrus fruits. This Cattier Brut Champagne tastes fresh, vinous, dried fruits, brioche bread.

An excellent choice for weddings.

$100.00

 

Veuve Clicquot        

This rich, age worthy vintage champagne is famous among wine connoisseurs around the world and is widely said to be one of the best tasting Champagnes available. Meticulously made by French power house Veuve Clicquot only the finest in grapes are used in making this first class champagne. A fine central bead, with fatter bubbles at the rim. Fresh, fruity, crisp and lively.

$199.00

 

All wine prices are in FJ$