Selection International

West Coast Brew Shop offers the Winexpert Selection international Series of wines. Enjoy and savour the wines from around the world. If you can't get to Australia then bring the taste Australia to you!
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Argentine Malbec
Argentine Malbec
 
The Argentine Malbec has found uniquely favourable growing conditions in Argentina and has no doubt created one of the most successful and delicious Malbec wines in the world. A combination of desert climate, cold nights, and irrigation of eternal snows from the Andes, creates an especially healthy environment for these vines. An intense bouquet of damson plums, blackcurrant and violet aromas give way to a slight touch of hunting and leather notes. This richly purple coloured Malbec carries a velvety texture with long, soft flavours. Although it ages beautifully, firm tannins and mellow acidityallow this wine to be enjoyed while young.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
 
The bold, individualistic style of Australia’s winemakers has unleashed the full potential behind the king of red grapes’, captured here in our Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Combines forward fruit flavours of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant with a tremendous backing of tannin and structure. Rich and polished with a long, layered finish warmly accentuated with oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

 
Australian Cabernet Shiraz
Australian Cabernet Shiraz
 
The blend that made Australia famous. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structural intensity perfectly complements the ripe fruit and chocolate flavors of Shiraz, for rich, complex and hearty red wine of outstanding character. Big, bold and dark a luxurious treat.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Australian Chardonnay
Australian Chardonnay
 
Leave it to the Aussies to take the noble French grape and turn it into the wine equivalent of a full-on party. The Chardonnays of Australia continue to wow wine drinkers around the world with their unabashed celebration of opulent fruit and vanilla-oak, full-bodied flavour. Our Chardonnay is no exception. Full, supple, buttery and fruity, this golden wine delivers from start to clean, lingering finish. Ideal with chicken, fish, salads and cream-sauce pastas.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

 
Australian Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre
 
The blending of these three grapes is a classic, originating in the South of France where Côtes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape concentrate on these varieties. The small, thick skinned berries are deep blue-black in colour, high in extract, flavour, aroma and tannin.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Australian Murray River Reserve
Australian Murray River Reserve
 
A full-flavoured and intense white from the Murray River wine region on the Victoria-New South Wales border. Herbaceous bouquets and ripe, tropical fruit flavours come through in this blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard and Muscat varieties. Crisp and dry, with refreshing acidity and a light hint of oak – perfect for seafood or Asian cuisines.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Australian Shiraz
Australian Shiraz
 
The grape that was made for Down Under – its hot climate perfec for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with startlingly rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. Amazingly, the style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavours of plums, cherries and blackberries, but gains extra polish. Pair this Shiraz with flavourful meals!

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

Australian Traminer-Riesling
Australian Traminer-Riesling
 
The lively golden hue reveals a combination of floral notes and apple crispness with perfumed headiness of lychee, rose petals, and hints of passion fruit. The long finish and medium body makes a great off-dry wine for sipping.
Excellent with Asian cuisine, soft cheeses, oily fish and especially smoked salmon.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

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Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Our Chilean version of this classic boasts black pepper and berry bouquets. Notably flavorful, with tannins that develop with age. Pairs with beef, turkey, lamb and stews.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Chilean Carmenère
Chilean Carmenère
 
Deep crimson, with dark cherry aroma, red fruits and berry notes running to a smoky, spicy finish with notes of dark chocolate and tobacco. With medium body and moderate tannins, Carmenre drinks well young and improves with age.
Drink with grilled beef, pizza, or dark chocolate.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Heavy

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Chilean Chardonnay
Chilean Chardonnay
 
Our Chilean Chardonnay displays charming flavours and personality: lively and medium-bodied, with citrus and apple notes. Versatile in matching with food, particularly with fine fish and seafood dishes.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Light

 
Chilean Merlot
Chilean Merlot
 
Powerful fruit and spice flavour, with mellow tannins for a supple finish. Deserves ageing, but will develop quicker than Cabernet Sauvignon and will stand up to the same food pairings.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
Chilean Pinot Noir
Chilean Pinot Noir
 
Winexpert’s Selection International Series Chilean Pinot Noir is a bright ruby colour with delicate aromas of red berry flavours. Medium bodied and supple with a hint of herbiness, the mouth feel is very elegant with soft tannins and a subtle oak finish. Vibrant and food friendly, this wine is excellent with salmon, roast beef and lamb.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Chilean Sauvignon Blanc
 
A gorgeous nose of honeydew, peach and gooseberry is followed by a silky palate with white peach and mineral flavours and a long finish. Bright, crisp and inviting at three months it’s refreshingly complex and tropical, and will develop notes of basil and mint with age.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

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French Cabernet Sauvignon
French Cabernet Sauvignon
 
An excellent candidate for short term aging due to its moderate tannins. Deep ruby red colour with berries and oak on the palate. Serve with prime rib and steaks.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

French Chardonnay
French Chardonnay
 
The classic, from the country that made it famous in so many of its high-end white wine blends. Pleasantly dry, with medium acidity balanced with subtle hints of citrus and fruit. Includes premium French oak for a characteristic vanilla-oak structure. Has established a following for its unique balance of dryness, fruit and oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

French Merlot
French Merlot
 
Direct from the vineyards of southern France, this classic varietal is rich with ripe fruit and berry flavours, yet soft and elegant. Dry, full-bodied and deeply coloured, with a complex velvety taste accentuated with premium French oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

 
German Müller-Thurgau
German Müller-Thurgau
 
Developed as a cross combining the lively qualities of Riesling with the viticultural reliability of Sylvaner, Germany’s most widely cultivated grape attains rare heights in aroma and flavour. Winexpert’s German Mller-Thurgau is crisp and clean, with a grapey fruit character, low to medium acidity, and a pleasantly fragrant aroma. Vibrant flavours of crunchy green apples are imparted in its floral residual sweetness, aided by the addition of our F-pack* finishing package.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

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Italian Amarone
Italian Amarone
 
Italian Amarone is a very intense and complex wine, with a wide array of flavours and aromas. Deep ruby red, this heavyweight wine exudes aromas of sour cherries, dark chocolate, stewed plums, dried fruits, anise, raisins, bitter almond, tobacco, leather and molasses, and has a spicy-earthy bittersweet finish that lengthens on indefi nitely from the huge volume of tannins. Delightful with food, Italian Amarone is often enjoyed by itself, sipped outside of mealtimes with good conversation and good friends.

Sweetness: Off-Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

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Italian Montepulciano
Italian Montepulciano
 
Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety widely planted over much of east-central Italy, capableof creating deeply coloured, rich red wines with blackberry fruit flavours and spicy, peppery tannin levels. Montepulciano generally produces wines that are smooth and mellow yet robust and mouth filling, with dependably high alcohol content. Superb with veal and pasta an Italian gem you won’t want to miss.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

Italian Pinot Grigio
Italian Pinot Grigio
 
The uniquely Italian version of the well known Pinot Gris grape, picked earlier in Italy than in all other regions and well before its characteristic loss of acidity at ripening, for a bright, crisp, dry white wine with a gentle perfume and a detectable spiciness. Fresh, fragrant and lively, its flavours include a certain flintiness with hints of citrus and almonds.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

 
Italian Sangiovese
Italian Sangiovese
 
Italian Sangiovese (san-joe-VAY-zee) has a bright red cherry character, overlaying strawberry notes, with hints of violets and white pepper. It’s medium body and long, wonderfully smooth, tannic finish is livened by a zing of acidity and toasty oak.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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New Zealand Pinot Noir
New Zealand Pinot Noir
 
New Zealand’s finest. A delicate wine with aromas of violet and luscious red fruit characteristics of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Silky tannins grip your palate and end with a velvet, smooth finish. An elusive aftertaste of spice & toasty vanilla makes you long for more.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

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South African Chenin Blanc
South African Chenin Blanc
 
Pale straw colour with a green tinge and the aroma of summer melon, this medium to full-bodied, dry white wine evokes luscious tropical fruit flavours and has a palate-pleasing, well balanced, crisp, lingering aftertaste.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: None

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South African Pinotage
South African Pinotage
 
Delicate and balanced like a Pinot noir, with the hardiness and robust colour of Cinsault. Deep intense ruby colour with purple highlights. Layered aromas of raspberry, spices, red cherry, and fruitcake give way to rich complexity of flavours including raspberry, vanilla, plums, coffee.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Spanish Rioja
Spanish Rioja
 
Spain’s finest red wine blend from the famous northern Spanish region. Tends toward the traditional French blends, combining bright berry and spice flavours, deep red colours and solid tannin backup. Includes premium oak for a soft, dry vanilla finish. Delightful when aged.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium-Full | Oak Intensity: Medium

 

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