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    1792 Bottled In Bond Vol.II Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) - Whiskey Hunt Australia Exclusive - Retail Partner Release
    Kentucky, UNITED STATES
    $150. 00
    Bottle
    $1800.00 Dozen
    ABV: 50%

    For this barrel selection, WHA called in some of the most experienced whiskey folks they know - their six retail partners around Australia. Samples were distributed with simple instructions: Give each example a rating along with your tasting notes. WHA tallied up the scores and the result was this 1792 Bottled in Bond Bourbon single barrel pick. American whiskey boffins will already know that in 1897, the Bottled-in-Bond Act revolutionized the quality of American whiskey, requiring that it be a product of the grain of a single season, made by one distiller at a single distillery and aged in a federal government-bonded warehouse. The act came as a response to the widespread adulteration in American whiskey around the late 19th century. It was an attempt by the federal government to act as a guarantor of the spirit's authenticity. Carrying on that tradition, barrel # 8175 was filled on the 10/10/14 and bottled on the 1/6/23 making it eight years and eight months old with a yield of 192 bottles for Australia only. The group tasting notes include aromas and flavours of white chocolate, cherry strudel, light brown sugar, coconut husk, baking spice, banana bread, nutmeg, vanilla, light oak & cherry with a finish of light oak and brown lingering sugars. 50% Alc./Vol.

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    2022 Alamos Malbec
    Mendoza, ARGENTINA
    $21. 99
    Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2023-2027)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Alamos is the entry level label for Argentinian giant Catena offering the best of Mendoza’s high altitude vineyards at an incredible price. Grown on foothills of the Andes Mountains at elevations of 3,000 to 5,000 feet, the intense sunlight, cool evening temperatures and mineral-rich irrigation from melted mountain snow translates to a rich wine with intense flavour characteristics.
    Inky black heart with a bright dark red black tinged hue. Delightful violet, blueberry, plum and liquorice scents sail from the glass trailed by some dried herb and earthy incense like notes. Rich ripe blueberry, liquorice and plum fruits slide effortlessly across the juicy palate underscored by spicy dried herbs and earthy incense infusions. Polished fine grained tannins. Showing ample freshness it concludes with a gorgeous succulence.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    2020 Alheit Vineyards Cartology Chenin Blanc Semillon
    Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA
    $79. 99
    Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 13.3%
    Closure: Cork

    Cartology means the study of maps or charts and the wine itself can be seen as a vinous map or tapestry of the Cape. It’s intended to be a picture of the Cape seen through the lens of her old vineyards in a given vintage. The cuveé is composed of parcels of mature dryland bushvines of heritage grapes, namely Chenin Blanc (93%) and Sémillon (7%). The Chenin comes from parcels in the Skurfberg, Perdeberg, Upper Blaauwklippen, False Bay and Tygerberg. The Sémillon comes from the old La Colline block in Franschhoek.
    The grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. The resulting juice was very lightly settled with no additions and wild fermented in either cements eggs, clay pots, foudres or old barrels of various sizes. After fermentation the wine was kept on lees for around twelve months, then rested in tank on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling.

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    The 2020 Cartology is blended with 7% Semillon and is essentially an amalgam of Alheit's vineyards, whole bunch pressed and kept on the lees for 12 months. It has a very different nose compared to the "Hereafter Here": more minerality, touches of white tea and broom filtering through the citrus fruit. The palate is very harmonious, spicy and focused, gently building in the mouth towards that finish with a dab of saffron and stem ginger. Wonderful persistence and just a wine that grabs you, demands attention. This is simply outstanding. Drink 2023-2040.
    95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This racy white delivers macerated raspberry and apricot fruit accented by delicate dried chamomile and milled white pepper notes. Light- to medium-bodied, with a backbone of rapierlike acidity wrapped in a honeyed, lightly mouth-coating texture. Minerally finish. Chenin Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2027. 972 cases made.
    92 points
    Wine Spectator

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    2020 Alheit Vineyards Hereafter Here Chenin Blanc
    Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA
    $59. 99
    Bottle
    $719.88 Dozen
    ABV: 13.7%
    Closure: Cork

    The maiden vintage of Hereafter Here (intentionally similar sounding to year after year, denoting the passage of time) is based on two young vine blocks in Stellenbosch. The main contributor is the Baby Duck vineyard, planted on granite soils on a gentle southern slope in the Polkadraai Hills ward, while the second vineyard is planted in the Upper Blaauwklippen Valley on deep red soil.
    The grapes were hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. The resulting juice was very lightly settled with no additions and wild fermented in old barrels of various sizes. After fermentation, the wine was kept on lees for around twelve months, then rested in tank on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling.

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    The 2020 Hereafter Here comes from vines under 10 years augmented by some lots from Alheit's other vineyards. It has a fragrant nose with yellow plum, almond and vanilla - very seductive. The palate is well balanced with a lightly spiced entry, a little honeyed in texture with ginger and orange rind towards the finish. Lovely, though perhaps a couple of paces behind Alheit's other label. Drink: 2022-2032.
    89 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    This silky white offers a mix of vanilla, orange curd, poached apricot and lanolin notes, which show good integration with a refreshing streak of salinity and well-cut acidity. Long and expansive on the lively finish, echoing the fruit notes and exuding a rich hint of toffee. Drink now through 2027. 753 cases made.
    91 points
    Wine Spectator

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    2020 Alheit Vineyards Hemelrand Vine Garden
    Western Cape, SOUTH AFRICA
    $74. 99
    Bottle
    $899.88 Dozen
    ABV: 13.1%
    Closure: Cork

    Hemelrand Vine Garden is a white field blend that changes every year depending on the vintage conditions, as the idea behind is to bottle a wine just as the vineyard produces it. The Hemelrand vineyard, situated on the Hemel & Aarde Ridge at 360 meters above sea level on gravelly clay and Sandstone, was planted in 2010 to Chardonnay, Roussanne, Verdelho, Chenin blanc and Muscat Blanc a petit grain. As mentioned, the proportions of the different grapes produced significantly varies each vintage. The 2020 release is composed of 32% Chardonnay, 25% Roussanne, 25% Chenin, 13% Verdelho and 5% Muscat.
    The grapes were hand sorted in the vineyard and whole bunch pressed. The resulting juice was very lightly settled with no additions and wild fermented in old barrels of various sizes. After fermentation, the wine was kept on lees for around twelve months, then rested in tank on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling.

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    The 2020 Hemelrand Vine Garden comes from a field blend albeit planted in rows that makes it easier to manage. It is aged on the gross lees for 12 months. It has a wonderful bouquet with yellow plum, honeysuckle and a very slight petrolly scent, all supremely well defined. The palate is very well balanced with a saline entry, fine tension with a pithy, lightly spiced finish that lingers with touches of stem ginger and fennel. Maybe my pick of Alheit's 2020s? This is a profound white Rhône blend that will be fascinating to watch age in bottle. Drink: 2023-2038.
    95 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

    A vivid white, revealing rapierlike acidity enmeshed with flavors of white raspberry and peach, dried thyme and pickled ginger, with minerally stone and saline accents. Tightly meshed and linear, but opens nicely on the palate, layering the fruit character with a rich hint of graham cracker on the juicy finish. Chardonnay, Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, Verdelho and Muscat. Drink now through 2030. 687 cases made.
    92 points
    Wine Spectator

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    2022 Allegrini Corte Giara Pinot Grigio
    Delle Venezie, ITALY
    $19. 99
    Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2023-2025)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    The Corte Giara range is an offspring of the famous Allegrini family in the Valpolicella region. Together with a few select winegrowers, they created a concept centred around modern and eclectic wines, representing great value for money, with international varietals through to Amarone, Recioto and other classic wines of the Veneto region.
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a watery hue. Nosing reveals lifted scents of pear and red apple followed by a faint whiff of honeysuckle, musk and wet stone notes. Generous mouthfeel with delicious pear and red apple fruits gliding across the palate with a silken texture. Subtle dried honey and wet stone characters linger through the back half. Excellent intensity finishing dry, fresh and moreish.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2015 Amrut Single Cask #3897 Australian Exclusive Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt 7 Year Old Single Malt Indian Whisky (700ml)
    Bangalore, INDIA
    $199. 00
    Bottle
    $2388.00 Dozen
    ABV: 60%

    In countries of warmer climes you don't have to wait too long for good whisky to mature. That doesn't mean great whisky is easily come by. Every barrel is different. Only a handful attain a singular classification - and that's if you can find and bottle them at just the right time. When Amrut's Head of Distilling, Ashok Chokalingam visited with a sample of 'Sherry butt #38977', it was clear it had become something of a pet project. Mollycoddled until the end, he didn't want to filter the whisky but didn't want all of the sediment either, so he 'dripped in' the required amount of water to cut it to 60%, one drop at a time over three days. The water pulled the sediment to the bottom and the liquid was syphoned into bottles. Utmost care was taken to retain all of the fats and oils that would have been lost via filtration, which is what gives this such a terrific mouthfeel. The rest is down to an extraordinary barrel. One taste and it dawns on you why Ashok and the importers fell in love with this particular cask: Sherry almost hits perfection. The aroma opens with classic Oloroso notes of fig and raisin before roasted nuts and cocoa become palpable as the fruit sweetness fades. The flavour explosion happens in slow motion, with Oloroso carried on a wave of creamy malt, capped off by mixed peels, orange chocolate, leather, walnut cake and a fanfare of allspice. A biscuity-saline edge adds interest (possibly from the lightly peated barley) before the sherry gets a second wind, significantly extending the aftertaste. Not only encapsulating the general excellence of this distillery, Butt #3897 demonstrates how some single casks - regardless of age - justify a premium when they outperform bottlings with much bigger age statements. Filled in July 2015 and decanted in December 2022, 216 bottles are on offer exclusively to Australia. 60% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

     

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    2022 Antonio Soave DOC
    Veneto, ITALY
    $23. 99
    Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2024-2026)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Antonio Fattori is the third generation to grow vines and make wine at his family’s Terrossa estates. Made from fruit grown on the vineyards near Antonio’s home, he picks fruit early, close to a week before most, to retain freshness in 2022, all the fruit was picked in the last week of September. After harvest, the fruit is gently whole bunch pressed and the wine is made entirely in stainless steel.
    Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Lifted pear and red apple skin scents emerge from the glass trailed by some lime, subtle fresh herb and stony mineral notes. Mouth filling flavours of pear, lime and green apple are delivered with excellent intensity overlaying a wet stone and fresh herb infused back drop. Finishes dry with crisp acidity. Long generously fruited and gorgeously textured yet refreshing conclusion.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    Arctic Blue Gin (500ml)
    FINLAND
    Reduced from $79.99
    $39. 99
    Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
    ABV: 46.2%

    Fallout from 'peak gin' continues with yet another premium brand sacrificed. Take advantage!

    Launched in 2017 and created by Master Distiller, Arko Ryynänen and Michelin starred chef, Jaakko Sorsa, the Arctic Blue Gin range is distilled at Nordic Premium Beverages Distillery located in the small village of Ilomantsi in Eastern Finland. The company behind the operation is also the country's oldest winery. Produced using botanicals from the freezing northern regions of Finland, Arctic Blue has been described as "like walking through a wild bilberry forest on a misty morning." Boasting powerful aromas of juniper, liquorice root, grapefruit and tart red berries, it's a medium to full-bodied, vibrant, warming gin with piney juniper, coriander seed, citrus zest and a burst of white pepper adding length and depth to the palate. Wild berries from the forests of North-Karelia are key botanicals, and the berry notes are amplified with minimal water (or tonic), which also turns the gin cloudy white. Non-chill filtered. 46.2% Alc./Vol. Batch #33 tasted from a 30ml sample.

    Other reviews... Awarded double-gold medal in 2018 at the World Spirits Awards. Best gin and Spirit of the Year 2018.

    ...Arctic Blue Gin delivers an abundance of Nordic character with fragrant pine notes, subtly fruity bilberry and delicate florals. These three pillars of the flavour profile are beautifully supported with undertones of cardamom, coriander seeds and anise, and the mouthfeel is smooth, full and crisp. With Tonic Water, the piney juniper notes are elevated further alongside floral rose, while the bilberry character brings a very gentle sweetness that lingers enjoyably. It is a skilfully constructed and characterful gin that certainly transports your mind to the pine forests of Finland. - Paul Jackson, theginguide.com

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    Ardbeg Smoketrails Manzanilla Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)
    Islay, SCOTLAND
    Reduced from $310.00
    $269. 99
    Bottle
    $3239.88 Dozen
    ABV: 46%

    The first edition in Ardbeg’s inaugural travel retail series. One litre, 46% NCF.

    'Smoketrails' is the name for Ardbeg's new and first-ever collection of single malts exclusively dedicated to the travel market. Launched in late 2022 with annual batches in the pipeline, each edition will be a marriage of Ardbeg aged in American oak with Ardbeg matured in secondary casks sourced from around the world. This is the first edition, employing Manzanilla (dry) Sherry casks from Sanlúcar de Barrameda on Spain’s Atlantic coast. Light and fresh in style, Manzanilla sherries are aged close to the sea and are typically bone dry with a salty tang - well matched to Ardbeg's island profile.

    Distillery Manager, Colin Gordon says, “For each Smoketrails release we’ll pack our suitcase and zig zag across the globe in search of new flavour adventures...With a unique batch code on this and future bottlings, we hope Ardbeggians will jump at the chance to get their hands on this delectable, collectable dram when they are on their travels.”

    Ardbeg’s Master Distiller, Dr Bill Lumsden adds “In Ardbeg Smoketrails Manzanilla Edition, salty sea spray and deep, nutty notes mingle with pungent aromas of soot, dark chocolate and Brazil nuts. Clouds of pine and fennel fill the senses with notes of saddle soap and aniseed trailing gently behind. All I have to say to anybody who lays their hands on a bottle is… get ready for a smoky blast!” Available at selected airports around the globe, we've sourced a small parcel for Australian devotees who might otherwise miss out. 46% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

    Other reviews... I've just seen that this one is still available in travel retail, for a price that's much lower than in regular shops. They were having dozens at Basel airport just last week, for example. It is a vatting of ex-American oak (Heaven Hill?) and ex-manzanilla casks. I remember some superb ex-fino Ardbeg around Feis 2005, but I'm not sure we've already tried some ex-manzanilla 'beg. But was Dr Bill's idea to add saltiness to saltiness? Let's see, while it's mentioned on the label that it should display some 'saddle soap'… Remember horses are another specialty of Jerez… Colour: straw. Nose: frankly, the territory of an (unsherried, ha) Ardbeg and that of some manzanilla are so close to each other that I'm finding this nose particularly tautological. Fresh walnuts shouting out, green apples and lemons, some chalk, a touch of mustard, sea spray, fresh almonds and chalk, then only a wee touch of mutton suet or something like that. Having said all that and while it's classic Ardbeg in my book, it is not really 'big'. Mouth: perhaps a little too much grittiness, fresh oak at first, making it bitterish (bell pepper, walnut skin), but also loads of salt, as expected. It feels young for sure. Cold ashes, lemon skin, tart cider apples, lemon jellybeans… I find it relatively simple, but Ardbeggy enough. Finish: rather long, still salty. Or, let's say it triggers a lot of saltiness. Walnuts and mustard in the aftertaste. Comments: now, what to do with a litre of this, if you've also got a bottle of the superior Ten in your cabinet? And I'm afraid I couldn't recognise any notes of saddle soap, but that is me. Don't get me wrong, it's some very good Ardbeg that we could quaff with langoustines on the shore of the Guadalquivir, in Sanlucar. 86 points - whiskyfun.com

    Notes from the producers... Nose: Lemon peel. Gentle smoke, not too peaty, more bonfire than medical. Some fruity notes. Taste: Sweet, toffee notes, milk chocolate, then the citric notes from the nose are coming back. Smoke is rather gentle. Finish: Long. Now reconcilable peaty, yet sweet.

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    2020 Argiano NC Non Confunditur Toscana Rosso
    Tuscany, ITALY
    $34. 99
    Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2027-2028)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Sangiovese from younger vines this is a generously endowed baby super Tuscan. Aging took place in older French oak for just a few months. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Fragrant ripe black currant and dark cherry aromas drift out of the glass followed by some dusty earth, tobacco and delicate spicy cedar notes. Rich blackcurrant fruit carries plenty of weight across the palate with notions of earthy cedar, tobacco and spice lying underneath. Firmish yet nicely integrated tannins provide a sturdy structure and robust feel to the long generously fruited conclusion.
    Cellar 4-5 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    Blackberry with some asphalt and black-cherry aromas follow through to a medium body with firm, polished tannins and a crisp and clean finish. Cabernet sauvignon, syrah, merlot and a splash of sangiovese. Drink or hold.
    92 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    2022 Artigiano Grillo
    Sicily, ITALY
    Reduced from $19.99
    $16. 99
    Bottle
    $203.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2023-2025)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Grillo is a grape variety native to Sicily which traditionally was used for the production of Marsala. It’s a late ripening varietal, typically grown on bush vines, and needs a warm to hot climate to prosper – it is therefore no surprise that it has thrived on the sundrenched hills of Sicily for over 2000 years. More recently its potential for creating refreshing dry whites bursting with flavour has come to the fore.

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with a glimmer of green skirting the edges and a watery hue. Lifted aromas of delicately spiced pear, lime and green apple are intermeshed with some fresh Mediterranean herb and slatey mineral notes. Sprawling across the mouth watering palate are crunchy lime and green apple fruits infused with a mix of Mediterranean herbs, wet slate and flinty minerals. Zesty acidity finishing long, dry and snappy.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2023 Babich Pinot Gris
    Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND
    $14. 99
    Bottle
    $179.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 1 Years (2024-2025)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Bright pale straw colour with a watery hue. Intense ripe pear, red apple and honeysuckle aromas jump out of the glass with some musk and Turkish delight notes also evident. Rich and luscious the palate is engulfed with fleshy ripe pear, apple and musk flavours with traces of honeysuckle and Turkish delight lying underneath. Medium dry to off dry finish with ample textural volume and concentration it possesses lively acidity and concludes long and juicy.
    Drink over the next year.
    Alc. 14%

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    2022 Barr-Eden Estate Mengler’s Hill Dreams of Gold Shiraz
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99
    Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
    ABV: 14.2%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Barr-Eden Estate is a storied piece of land situated at the crest of Mengler’s Hill, one of the highest points of viticulture in Australia. Well-known grape-grower Joel Mattschoss first acquired fruit from the site, which sits atop the ancient goldfields of the Eden, in 2014, to produce the first small batch Love Over Gold wine with Frenchman Pierre-Henri Morel. After the passing of the estate’s owner, Barossa icon, Bob McLean, in 2015, a venture began between the two, along with friends Michael Twelftree and Tim Hower, to become the new custodians of this special property.
    Dreams of Gold comes from vines planted in 1997 and 2013 with maturation taking place in 2 year old puncheons. Impenetrable inky black colour with a deep dark purple black tinged hue. Wafting out of the glass are heady dark plum, liquorice and blackberry fruits which are complimented by vanillin cedar, hints of scorched earth and peppered fennel like notes. Rich dark plum, liquorice and blackberry fruits saturate the full bodied palate. Opulent yet fresh in its feel, notions of vanillin cedar, earthy fennel and blackpepper line the back half. Velvety yet sturdy tannin structure. Excellent power and textural volume with a long sumptuous conclusion that’s laced with a dash of blackpepper.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.2%

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    Blackberry, black cherry, chocolate and liquorice, sage, nutmeg and spice, dried roses. It’s full-bodied, but has excellent shape and thick stony tannin, black fruit, some beef jerky savoury flavours, and again that sizzled sage perfume in the mouth. Lots of flavour, so much presence, but it keeps itself controlled, because the quality of the tannin here is the thing that sets it apart from many. Excellent. Drink 2024-2032.
    94 points
    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front

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    2013 Bauchet Saint Nicaise Vintage Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Champagne
    Champagne, FRANCE
    $120. 00
    Bottle
    $1440.00 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Named after the 11th Bishop of Reims, Saint-Nicaise is Bauchet’s flagship Champagne. A 100% Chardonnay blend sourced from Premier Cru vineyards in the Cote des Blancs (Grauves) and the Montagne de Reims (Bisseuil), it’s aged for a minimum of 5 years before disgorgement.
    Pours with a frothy white mousse that holds well over a pale straw, pale gold tinged base that has a fine persistent bead flowing through it. The nose presents a classic Champagne sniff with alluring scents of baked bread, yeast lees and toasty citrus like notes engulfing the senses. Brioche and subtle dried honey aromas ensue. Sculptured yet rich, citrus, yeast lees and baked bread characters form the core of the flavour profile which is underpinned by a spine of vivid acidity that lends tension to the long brisk finish. Adding complexity are notions of roasted almond, faint honeyed characters and a chalky oyster shell like salinity. Concludes long, crisp and chiselled.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    Benrinnes Flora & Fauna 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
    Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
    Reduced from $169.99
    $119. 99
    Bottle
    $1439.88 Dozen
    ABV: 43%

    "Admirable - that they would have kept this very unusual fat malt within the range." - whiskyfun.com

    Benrinnes mavens will know that the distillery started a two-and-a-half distillation from 1974 (similar to Springbank), producing what's been described as "a rather-Mortlach-like meaty spirit" that's also been compared with Clynelish. In 2007 they changed back to a double distillation, however the set up maintains a few production quirks like Mortlach. In addition, Benrinnes is one of the last to use traditional worm tubs for condensation. The Flora & Fauna bottling represents some of last remaining distillate from the 'two-&-a-half-times' era, and epitomises the house style as a heavier malt, matured primarily in European oak. It's one of those sherried styles where the richness of the malt and the sherry find symmetry. This bottling also captures some of that beefy character often associated with the distillery. Rich dried fruitcake flavours feature in a full-bodied delivery, complexed by hints of port-soaked tobacco, malt extract, fruit'n'nut dark chocolate, coffee cake and peppery warmth. The distinctive - almost chewy - mouthfeel is perhaps the defining element here, and retasting over several days found the whisky continued to improve. Kudos to Diageo for bottling Benrinnes at what feels like an appropriate age. 43% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Right, not totally randomly. Last time I tried this expression that was around the year 2000 (WF 83). A worthy aperitif yet again, I hope. Colour: gold. Nose: there, no truce this time, the whistle blows and we’re in action. Tallow and marrow, parsley, bouillons, ham, onion soup, dry sherry, plus most certainly some umami as well as the 6th aroma, the aroma/taste of fat, which is called oleogustus, apparently (sounds a bit like dog Latin, no?) There’s also a thing called kokumi, but we still need to check that. Mouth: so, kokumi and oleogustus (joking only a bit) and a huge fatness indeed, rarely to be experienced with any whiskies. In short, more tallow and marrow, ground coffee, salt, miso, and Maggi. Spectacular, but perhaps a little unlikely at times. Finish: long, very meaty and salty. Chorizo and beef juice. Really. Comments: totally odd – and admirable - that they would have kept this very unusual fat malt within the range. Perhaps more a sauce than malt whisky, after all. 86 points - whiskyfun.com

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    2020 Best’s Great Western LSV Shiraz
    Great Western, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $29. 99
    Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Inspired by the great Shiraz wines of the Northern Rhone in France, this wine contains Shiraz from the best elevated vineyards in Great Western and is co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier (2%). The viognier helps brighten the colour, lift the aromatics and polish the Shiraz flavours on the palate.
    Very deep dark red black shaded colour with a dark red hue. Spicy plum and liquorice aromas are intermeshed with smoked meats, dried herb and peppered earth notes. Delicious plum, blueberry and liquorice fruits carry a succulent feel across the mid weighted palate and show excellent intensity. Notions of spicy clove, light honeysuckle and peppered dried meat characters line the back half. Silky smooth tannins concluding with great length, polish and refinement.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14%

    Other Reviews…..
    A co-ferment with a small amount of viognier, brings forth a complex and fragrant wine. Viognier helps lift the bouquet in violet, anise, pepper and briar with black fruits and blueberry. The palate stretches out across the palate in fine, lithe tannins. Fabulous flavour concentration and deliciousness for the price. Drink by 2033.
    95 points
    Jeni Port – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

    An elegant and beautifully structured shiraz with floral notes as well as subtle red berry and orange fruit, plus just a hint of spice. The very polished tannin structure drives this along at the long, cool and mineral finish. A blend of shiraz with a small amount of viognier. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
    94 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose Champagne
    Champagne, FRANCE
    $160. 00
    Bottle
    $1920.00 Dozen
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Cork

    A blend of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier aged on lees for 36 months with the inclusion of 40% reserve wines.

    A frothy white mousse holds well over a salmon pink coloured base that has a very fine and persistent bead flowing through it. Streaming out of the glass are delightful aromas of peach and strawberry which are followed by hints of brioche, yeast lees and ginger. Racy pear, strawberry and yeast lees flavours meld into subtle baked bread and mineral characters. The satiny textured mid palate counterpointed by crisp nervy acidity on the finish which lends a vividly refreshing effect to the long aftertaste.
    Alc. 12%

    Other Reviews….
    The NV Champagne Brut Rose is an attractive pale salmon hue, with a fresh perfume of wild strawberry, ripe peach, white and red flowers, a hint of tropical fruit, and grapefruit. The palate is rounded, with fruit up front and through the mid-palate, and it has a silky and fresh lift. There is a wonderful ease and drinkability to this wine, which delivers balance and finesse. Drink 2022-2037.
    94 points
    Audrey Frick – JebDunnuck.com

    Billecart-Salmon is one of my favorite Champagne houses, and their non-vintage Rose (Lot #L85547401905M) is a consistent winner. A delicate pink color is accompanied by gorgeous sweet cherry, strawberry, and mineral-like scents, assertive medium-bodied flavors, a delicate, crisp personality, and surprising depth as well as persistence. A beautiful berry character in the finish adds to this impeccable rose’s captivating style.
    94 points
    Robert Parker - Wine Advocate #162 (Dec 2005)

    Composed with 30 per cent from each of pinot noir and pinot meunier, and 40 per cent chardonnay. It has 40 per cent reserve wine, and spends three years on tirage. It is the go-to rosé for wine professionals, with nuances of juicy/poached red berry fruits, yet finishes dry and fresh.
    96 points
    James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2022

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    2021 Bleasdale Frank Potts Cabernet Blend
    Langhorne Creek, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $24. 99
    Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2023-2033)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    The founder, the highly inventive, industrious and resourceful Frank Potts (1815 - 1890), to whom this wine is dedicated, was a 19th century genius, and a pioneer who has been described as being “made of the right stuff and well worthy of the grand old land that gave him birth.” He arrived in Australia as a 21 year old, having set sail from Plymouth England, and landing late in 1836. By the 1860’s, he had planted the original 30 acres of vineyard on the banks of the Bremmer Creek. Potts was highly admired - “One meets with extraordinary characters through life, but I doubt whether his equal could be found. In appearance a stranger would take him to be a poor labourer, with a thin, spare figure and long unkempt hair and invariably wearing his shirt sleeves tucked up. Although a most uncouth-looking person, and yet this man is a perfect genius! There is not a single thing mechanical or otherwise undertaken by him which he does not succeed in...” So remarked Inspector Tolmer, who was later to become Commissioner of Police, South Australia. Frank was one of the first to recognise the benefits of red gum. After building several houses for himself, he made tools and a bullock dray to cut down and haul these massive timbers in order to construct a gigantic twin wine press and several enormous wine vats. He also created the irrigation system that's still in place today. What little spare time he might have had was spent building a piano and various race winning yachts!

    A triple Trophy winning Cabernet blend that combines rich red to dark fruits with wonderful finesse and polish.

    A blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc with maturation taking place in French oak puncheons and hogsheads (25% new) for a period of 12 months. Dense midnight black colour with a deep dark red hue. Sailing out of the glass are delightful red to black currant and red plum scents laced with violets and bay leaf. Also evident are dusty cedar, faint black olive and spicy tobacco notes. Showing wonderful finesse are rich red to dark currant, red plum and mulberry fruits which caress the mid weighted palate with a supple feel. Tobacco, dusty earth and infusions of bay leaf lurk underneath. Polished, seamlessly integrated tannins with a long, refined conclusion. Winner of 3 trophies.
    Drink over the next 8-10 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews…..
    This is a blend of 68/17/8/6/1% cabernet sauvignon/malbec/petit verdot/merlot. Bright crimson-purple hue heralds a very complex wine that has no need of time thanks to its balance, texture and length. It is an outstanding achievement and offers equally exceptional value for money. Top gold at Royal Adelaide Wine Show ’22, gold at Perth Royal Wine Show Awards ’22. Drink by 2041.
    97 points
    James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion

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    Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz
    Langhorne Creek, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $23. 99
    Bottle
    $287.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2020-2025)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    A multi vintage Sparkling Shiraz that contains reserve wines going back to 1997, Bleasdale freshening up the base blend every Spring by adding a portion of new vintage Shiraz to it. Fermentation takes place in open vats before maturation in a mixture of seasoned oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.

    A plush, richly flavoured sparkling Shiraz.

    A frothy purple tinge mousse shows good hold over a black dark coloured base wine that’s finely threaded by a nibble stream of tiny bubbles. Lifted blackberry, dark chocolate and liquorice scents combine with vanilla, light toast and traces of earth. Rich, full and satiny, the palate is awash with blackberry and liquorice fruits which create a luscious textural feel. Vanillin oak, subtle dark chocolate and earth elements also chime in. Excellent depth and concentration with a long succulent aftertaste. A great match for the Christmas Turkey.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    Cuesta Pedro Ximenez Sherry (750ml)
    Jerez, SPAIN
    $29. 99
    Bottle
    $359.88 Dozen
    ABV: 17%
    Closure: Cork

    'Cuesta' is a brand owned by the prestigious Sherry house, 'Lustau', produced and bottled from a selection of butts in the Lustau Bodega. The concept is to offer high quality sherries under a separate brand in markets where Lustau is already represented. Yet given the exceptional standard set by the Cuesta PX, one has to wonder whether they've shot themselves in the foot. Aged for a minimum of ten years, this superb solera is produced from sun dried Pedro Ximenez grapes.

    A seriously good example of PX and an absolute steal at this direct import price.

    Pours a viscous sienna brown colour with a deep green olive tinged hue. Potent scents of raisins, honey and Christmas cake engulfs the nostrils with hints of toffee, marmalade and walnut also present. Exceptionally concentrated and rich, a thick luscious dollop of raisin, honey and Christmas cake like flavours are draped across the palate with notions of marmalade, toffee and subtle dried nuts the back drop. Warm, mellow spirit with an oil like consistency to the mouthfeel. Long sweet, textured aftertaste. An ideal match with vanilla ice cream and Christmas pudding.
    Alc. 17%

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    2019 Bodegas Caro Amancaya Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon
    Mendoza, ARGENTINA
    $19. 99
    Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2024-2027)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Bodegas Caro is a co-venture between the great First Growth Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Argentina’s Catena. The Amancaya blend represents a perfect harmony of New World inventiveness with Old World tradition. Crafted from Malbec vines using the best French cooperage and blended skillfully from a broad range of clonal material and altitudes, along with a good splash of Cabernet to provide structure for keeping.

    A blend of the old and new world where Bordeaux meets Mendoza.

    Made from a mix of 64% Malbec and 36% Cabernet Sauvignon with 50% of the wine matured in French oak barrels for a period of 12 months, the balance matured in concrete vats. Midnight black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Rising from the glass are ripe blackcurrant, dark plum and black cherry scents which mix with vanillin cedar, dried herb and tobacco notes. Rich and concentrated the medium to full bodied palate is flooded with blackcurrant, dark plum and liquorice fruit. Lurking underneath are spicy vanillin cedar, dried herb and subtle tobacco characters. Ripe, fleshy textural feel with polished tannins. Concludes with loads of fruit and ample length.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Aromas of currants, sweet tobacco and oyster shell follow through to a medium to full body with firm, creamy tannins and a steely finish. Drink after 2021.
    92 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    Boll & Cie Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Champagne
    Champagne, FRANCE
    $105. 00
    Bottle
    $1260.00 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2018-2024)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A Blanc de Blanc (100% Chardonnay), multi-parceled Champagne from 3 different vineyards: Montgeux, Vindey and Mesnil sur Oger that spends a minimum 5 years on lees.
    A fine, plentiful white mousse shows excellent hold over a pale straw, pale gold edged base wine that’s finely threaded by an exceptionally persistent bead. Wonderfully rich aromatics of oily baked bread, citrus and yeasty lees flow out of the glass followed by cashew, notions of dried honey and toast. The richness of the nose is reflected in the mouth with concentrated flavours of baked bread, yeast lees and citrus sitting over dried honey, brioche and roast nut like elements. Oily, creamy like textural feel finishing dry with refreshing acidity. Excellent power with a long oily baked bread, yeast lees, cashew, dried honey and roasted almond aftertaste. A rich, creamy Blanc de Blancs Champagne.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2018 Brand's Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon
    Coonawarra, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99
    Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Established by Captain Stentiford in 1893 the Laira Vineyards was purchased by Eric Brand and his wife Nancy in 1950. Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s they sold their fruit to larger wineries before releasing the first Brand's Laira wine in 1966. Eric and his sons continued to produce wine at Brand’s Laira until 1994 when the McWilliam’s family purchased the property. Casella wines now own the vineyard.

    A rich, expressive Coonawarra Cabernet that delivers exceptional value.

    Midnight black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Drifting through the nostrils are red to black currant and mulberry scents which intermingle with some subtle cedary tobacco and spicy bay leaf notes. Rich blackcurrant, liquorice and mulberry fruits show excellent depth and concentration across the mid weighted palate with notions of dusty vanillin cedar, tobacco, black olive and spicy bay leaf lingering through the back half. Texturally polished with seamlessly integrated, fine grained tannins, it finishes long, refined and generously fruited.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2023 Brave Souls The Lighthouse Keeper Riesling
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $19. 99
    Bottle
    $239.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Stelvin

    2023 was a cool season with a long slow, and dry, ripening period which delivered pristine Riesling fruit with an abundance of flavour and natural acidity. The fruit for this wine was sourced from two vineyards within the higher altitude and cooler sections of Eden Valley.

    Brilliant very pale straw colour with highlights of green around the edges and a watery hue. Intense lime, citrus and orange rind scents are paired with chalky talc and mineral notes. Concentrated lime, citrus and orange rind flavours have a mouth watering effect across the palate with talc, green apple and chalky mineral elements lying underneath. Crisp acidity finishing dry, long and scrumptious.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 12%

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    2022 Brave Souls The Whaler Shiraz
    Barossa, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $21. 99
    Bottle
    $263.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    The Whaler is a blend of Barossa Valley (75%) and Eden Valley (25%) fruit. The Barossa Valley vineyard is situated on the heavy red soils of the warm western ridge. Grapes from the cooler Eden Valley are sourced from two vineyards situated at either end of the valley, in Moculta and Craneford.
    The Barossa Valley component providing fleshy dark berry fruit characters and density, while the Eden Valley component contributes elegance and bright wild berry fruited aromatic lift. A small percentage of whole bunch fruit was included in the ferment with maturation taking place in a mix of new and seasoned hogsheads for a period of 14 months.

    Powerful fruits, glossy tannins and a plush texture make for an incredibly seductive Barossa Shiraz.

    Midnight black core with a dark red black tinged hue. Engaging the olfactory senses are elevated aromatics of dark plum, liquorice and blackberry which are intertwined with hints of dried herbs, vanillin cedar and peppered fennel. Rich, plush and sumptuous, the incredibly seductive palate is flooded with a tidal wave of dark plum, liquorice and blackberry fruits. Evolving across the underbelly are vanillin cedar, fennel, delicate scorched earth and blackpeper elements. Possessing undeniable power and silky smooth tannins it finishes long, super succulent and peppery. A triumphant return to top form for the Whaler.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

    Other Reviews....
    Here's a juicy, purpley-splashed little wine with a thick swell of beautifully ripe plum, blueberry and boysenberry fruits. It sports some gorgeous floral tones – I'm thinking jasmine, citrus blossom and dragonfruit flowers – along with notes of blueberry pie, ironstone, a touch of pepper and charcuterie. It's pretty as a picture and a great role model for contemporary Barossa shiraz at a super-sharp price. Great joyful, bouncy drinking. Drink by 2030.
    95 points
    Dave Brookes - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

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    2021 Brockenchack Zip Line Single Vineyard Shiraz
    Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $22. 99
    Bottle
    $275.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    A relative new comer to the Barossa wine scene, long time Barossa enthusiasts Trevor and Marilyn Hatch purchased an established vineyard in Eden Valley’s Keyneton region in 2007. The long time Sunshine Coast residents made many visits to the Barossa Valley over the years and fell in love with the wines so much so that they purchased the historic Tanunda Cellars bottle shop in the late 1990’s. Trevor also became involved in wholesale and retail sales of Barossa wines in Queensland. With a farming background in avocado and persimmon Trevor decided to combine this with his experience and knowledge of the wine industry and purchased a vineyard to produce his own wine. The property, a working vineyard for well over a century boasts what is believed to be some of the oldest Riesling vines in Australia - planted back in 1896. The Shiraz vines planted in in the 1930’s and 1950’s  have previously supplied fruit that has gone into making Yalumba’s flagship Octavius Shiraz.

    Resistance will prove futile to this plush, seductively rich and complex Eden Valley Shiraz.

    The Zip Line Shiraz fruit comes from a mixture of vines planted in 1927, the mid 1980’s and some younger vines planted in 2008. Dense inky black heart with a deep dark red black hue. Captivating the olfactory senses are dark plum, liquorice and fennel aromas which are complimented by vanillin cedar, dried herb, hints of mocha and spice. Rich, concentrated and silky textured the medium to full bodied palate is saturated with cascading waves of dark plum and liquorice fruit. Notions of vanillin cedar, fennel and peppered dried herbs lend further interest. Boasting outstanding power, its plush and opulent, has cashmere like tannins and finishes long, sleek and lavish.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2020 Bud Burst GSM
    Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $17. 99
    Bottle
    $215.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2024-2028)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Bud burst refers to the first emergence of new grapevine shoots in early spring, signalling the beginning of the all-important growing season for vignerons. Made by Barossa Valley legend Rolf Binder, the Bud Burst wines are styled for maximum slurpability, with both flavour intensity and plush, opulent textures to the fore.

    Rich, deeply fruited and opulent this seductive GSM delivers terrific bang for your buck.

    A blend of 46% Grenache, 44% Shiraz and 10% Mataro matured in a combination of new and seasoned oak hogsheads. Very deep black dark red colour with a dark red hue. Heady dark raspberry, liquorice and dark plum aromas fill the nostrils with some earthy dark chocolate and vanillin spice notes also chiming in. Rich, plump and concentrated, the medium to full bodied palate is swamped with dark plum, liquorice and dark raspberry fruits with some dark chocolate and earthy vanillin like characters lurking beneath. Fleshy mouth feel and polished tannins with a long spicy, deeply fruited and opulent conclusion. Great value.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

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    2021 Bull Lane Heathcote Shiraz
    Heathcote, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $27. 99
    Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
    ABV: 14.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Simon Osicka (of Heathcote's longest running producer Paul Osicka) started Bull Lane Wine Company with his partner Alison Phillips in 2011. Simon has made wine both in Australia as well as France, Germany, Italy and Canada whilst Alison has extensive viticultural experience both in Australia and the United States.
    Fruit is sourced from 8 rows from a single vineyard on the eastern side of the Mt Camel Range.  This part of the vineyard is located half way up the hill where the red soil in less deep, which naturally reduces the yield. 
    Dense black as night heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Elevated scents of dark plum, liquorice and blackberry fill the nostrils with hints of choc mint, vanillin oak and spicy earth also evident. Rich succulent blackberry, liquorice, dark plum and dark chocolate flavours engulf the full bodied palate. Subtlety toasted vanillin oak, earthy fennel and spice characters lie underneath. Plush and opulently textured it possesses velvet smooth tannins and concludes long, deeply fruited and seductive.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14.5%

    Other Reviews....
    Very Australian aromatically, with red pastilles, peppermint after-dinner mint and menthol notes. Yet the tannins are svelte and plush, conferring class and an element of impressive refinement to what initially comes across as a burly, four-square wine. With that in mind, this is a large-framed wine of two parts: the Aussie attack and the burlesque finish, all satin velour and linger. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
    94 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    Ca' Del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige
    Lombardia, ITALY
    Reduced from $94.99
    $79. 99
    Bottle
    $959.88 Dozen
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    In 1964 Annamaria Clementi purchased a small house called ‘Ca’ del bosc’ and two hectares of land, surrounded by chestnut woods. The first vineyards were planted in 1968 and two red wines were released in the early 1970’s. Her son Maurizio Zanella, inspired by a trip to Champagne at just 17 years of age, returned with a vision to make great sparkling wine. What was once a small house in the countryside has since grown to be the eminent sparkling wine in Italy and one of the best in the world. Cuvée Prestige is both the essence of Franciacorta and the Ca' del Bosco style. A combination of 134 vineyards contribute to the blend of 75% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Bianco and 15% Pinot Nero. The grapes are vinified separately and 20% of reserve wines are selected from the cellars to give the wine its distinctive and complex character. The wine refines for 28 months before release and is bottled with just with 1.5 grams of sugar per litre (= Extra Brut) and 48mg of sulphur.
    A plentiful mousse holds well in the glass after being poured. A pale straw coloured base with flecks of pale gold around the edges has an exceptionally fine and persistent bead flowing through it. Pronounced ripe pear, baked apple and yeast lees aromas have a subtle dried honey overlay with emerging baked bread notes also evident. Quite rich and mouthfilling, flavours of pear, ripe apple, yeast lees, baked bread and citrus are backed by a sculptured spine of crisp acidity. Finishes dry with an aftertaste that’s long, refined and refreshing.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    Caffo Vecchio Amaro del Capo Digestif Liqueur (700ml)
    ITALY
    Reduced from $64.99
    $54. 99
    Bottle
    $659.88 Dozen
    ABV: 35%

    Giuseppe Caffo built his small distillery in 1915 with the intention of creating the finest liqueurs from native Italian aromatic fruits and medicinal herbs. Over the decades, the operation has expanded considerably while remaining owned and operated by the family, who still employ traditional production methods and adhere to the highest quality ingredients.

    The company's 'del Capo' brand of Amaro is considered the premier expression from Calabria. While standard amaro ingredients include some combination of juniper berries, laurel leaves, ginger, orange peel, anise, mint, elder (sambuco), cardamom, saffron, gentian, cinchona, citrus zest, bitter orange, sage, angelica, licorice, chamomile, cloves and cinnamon, this particular blend employs 29 herbs and roots and is slightly less bitter than most Amaros. The intense, earthy notes of herb and quinine make it ideal as a refreshing aperitif or digestif.
    Serve it on ice with a twist or mix with soda as a "Cola Calabrese". 35% Alc./Vol.

    Other reviews... Made using a mix of 29 Calabrian herbs and roots, this ruddy amaro is herbal and seductive, mixing root beer-like notes with honey and vanilla sweetness, all enlivened by a spicy accent on the finish. Versatile enough to mix into cocktails before dinner or to sip with dessert afterward. 94 points - wineenthusiast.com

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    2021 Campos de Luz Garnacha
    SPAIN
    $16. 99
    Bottle
    $203.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2023-2025)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    The Campos de Luz range of wines is sourced from the North East of Spain and aim to deliver highly flavoursome wines at a great price. Unoaked, this delicious Garnacha features a deep dark red black core along with a dark red hue. Elevated dark raspberry, black cherry and liquorice scents intermix with dried herbs, earth and spice. Medium bodied juicy dark cherry and dark raspberry fruits overlay dried cherries, Mediterranean herbs, earth and spice. Gently chewy yet fleshy mouth feel with slightly dryish tannins and a generously fruited spicy finish.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews…..
    Grenache, or Garnacha when it hails from its home in Spain, has finally elevated itself from workhorse to superstar. This one is from the northeast provinces in Spain and we are told has been blended with some other Iberian varietals. Who doesn’t enjoy a mystery! Deep maroon in colour. Big and bold and oozing flavour, we have notes of black cherries, spices, dry herbs, blackberries, deep fruit aromas, chocolate and coffee grinds plus a hint of aniseed and some plummy touches. This is a little darker in fruit and flavours than many Grenache/Garnacha. Supple and sleek, there is quite bright acidity here, nice length and fine tannins. Delicious now and should remain so for the next four to six years. Great food style. Drink 2022-2028.
    92 points
    Ken Gargett – winepilot.com

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    • Biodynamic
    2021 Cantina San Salvatore 1988 del Porconero Fiano
    Campania, ITALY
    $24. 99
    Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now (2023)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Founded in 1988, San Salvatore is certified organic and has 23.5 hectares under vine.
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a faint tinge of green around the edges and a watery hue. Aromatic scents of lime and green apple infused with fresh herbs drift through the nostrils followed by some wet slate and flinty mineral notes. Mouth watering lime, pear and green apple flavours have a rounded river stone like feel across the palate with wet slate and mineral characters lingering on the crisp, dry and highly scrumptious finish.
    Drink now.
    Alc. 12.5%

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    2022 Cantina Santadi Villa Solais Vermentino di Sardegna
    Sardinia, ITALY
    $26. 99
    Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2024-2026)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Cantina Santadi, from Sardinia’s southwestern coastal region known as Sulcis, was founded in 1960 as a cooperative of local growers. Under the guidance of Antonello Pilloni, Santadi has become one of Sardinia’s finest wineries today made up of more than 200 growers farming 600 hectares.
    This Vermentino is made with 10% Nuragus, another local variety, and is matured for a few months on lees in stainless steel to provide the wine with an extra dimension of texture and flavour.
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a greenish tinge to the edges and a watery hue. Uplifted green apple, pear and lime scents infused with fresh Mediterranean herbs and slatey mineral notes drift from the glass. Mouth watering lime, pear and green apple fruits are delivered with terrific intensity over a bed rock of mediterranean herbs, wet slate and minerals. Crisp electric like acidity with the saline finish dry, long and zingy in its feel.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 13%

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    2021 Catena High Mountain Vines Chardonnay
    Mendoza, ARGENTINA
    $34. 99
    Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2023-2027)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Laura Catena, great-granddaughter of winery founder Nicola Catena, is currently at the helm. Produced from a blend of four vineyards harvested at different times, this excellent fuller style Chardonnay is matured for 6-8 months in French oak barrels of varying ages.

    A beautifully balanced Mendoza Chardonnay that delivers great value.

    Brilliant pale straw to straw colour with a watery hue. Showing plenty of intensity out of the glass are aromas of ripe peach, honeycomb and crème brulee which are followed by hints of bacon fat and spicy nougat. Rich mouth coating flavours of peach, apricot, honeycomb and crème brulee wrap themselves around the palate with a voluminous feel. Excellent concentration with notions of bacon fat, nougat and wet stone elements also chiming in. Finishes with good freshness and a long creamy textured aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Peaches, baked apples, apricot pie and lemon curd on the nose. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a creamy, succulent palate. Clean and fresh. Sustainable. Drink now.
    92 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne
    Champagne, FRANCE
    $99. 99
    Bottle
    $1199.88 Dozen
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Cork

    This blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier is sourced from up to 60 different Crus in order to maximise complexity and is made up of 50% reserve wines, many of them more than 10 years old to provide additional richness. Pours well with a creamy white mousse and pale gold base wine colour. Very fine delicate bead showing excellent persistence. Refined aromas of yeast lees and brioche are overlaid by some toastiness with following notes of baked bread and cashew. Showing both richness and finesse the palate has seamlessly integrated flavours of baked bread, yeast lees and toastiness over some almond and brioche. Clean dry finish with a moderately creamy mouthfeel. Long aftertaste of baked bread, yeast lees, cashew and toasty brioche.
    Drink this outstanding Champagne over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 12%

    Other Reviews....
    Charles Heidsieck might be nicknamed Poor Man’s Krug given the astonishing number of vintages in the reserve wines, their age (10 years in tank), and the seven years the wine spends on lees once blended and bottled. It is an exceptional wine in the mouth, supple, layered, complex and long.
    96 points
    James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

    Remarkable depth of mature aromas - tons of candied lemon peel, dried pear and brioche - plus wonderful textural richness on the palate make this stand out amongst the regular Brut NVs. Then comes the intense and very long, mineral finish to crown this prince of the category. Based on 2016 base wines, but with 52% reserve wines, almost a third of which were 10 to 20 years of age. Drink or hold.
    94 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    Charles Heidsieck Rose Reserve Champagne
    Champagne, FRANCE
    $145. 00
    Bottle
    $1740.00 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2018-2022)
    ABV: 12%
    Closure: Cork

    This excellent Rose Champagne is typically composed of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay grapes from a single vintage which makes up 80% of the blend. The remaining 20% is made up of reserve wines with an average age of 5 years.

    A salmon pink base, interspersed by an exceptionally fine and persistent bead, carries a buoyant lacy mousse well. On the nose delicate peach and winter strawberry aromas meld into elements of toast, yeasty baked bread and citrus notes. Very refined and long there’s a subtle creaminess to the winter strawberry, peach, toast, baked bread, yeast lees and citrus flavours. Crisp acidity lends itself to a dry refreshing finish. Long winter strawberry, peach, citrus, baked bread, light toast and yeast lees aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 12%

    • 94
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    2023 Charles Melton Rose of Virginia
    Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    $31. 99
    Bottle
    $383.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2024-2026)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Stelvin

    Made from a blend of 56% Grenache, 29% Shiraz and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Translucent rose red colour. Captivating the olfactory senses are alluring scents of pomegranate, raspberries and strawberries which are interwoven with hints of Turkish delight, musk and delicate spice. Delicious pomegranate, raspberry and strawberry fruits flood the mouth with some musk and spicy Turkish delight elements lying underneath. Supple yet brisk in its feel, it has lively acidity and finishes dry, fruity and long.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 95
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    • Nick's Import
    2020 Chateau Beauregard Ducasse Cuvee Albert Duran
    Graves, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $24. 99
    Bottle
    $299.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
    ABV: 14%
    Closure: Cork

    Chateau Beauregard Ducasse was established in 1850 by Albert Duran and is now run by Albert Perromat, who is the 7th generation of the family to own and run the estate. The winery is situated in Mazeres in the south of the Graves AOC where the vineyards sit on complex soils of gravel, sand and iron. Reaching elevations of up to 113 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest vineyards in the appellation.

    A delicious entry level Bordeaux, clearly demonstrating that great value is still to be found in this prestigious terroir.

    A blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a vibrant dark red hue. Delighting the olfactory senses are aromas of violets, red currant and red liquorice which are complimented by some vanillin cedar, earth, tobacco and spice notes. The beautifully balanced mid weighted palate is layered with delicious ripe red currant and red liquorice fruits which are framed by a refined, graphite like tannin structure. Slightly grainy feel with a dry sturdy finish. Notions of vanillin cedar, tobacco, earth and spice interspersed throughout the long, elegant aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 14%

    • 94
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    • Organic
    • Biodynamic
    2022 Chateau des Ferrages Roumery Rose
    Provence, FRANCE
    $27. 99
    Bottle
    $335.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2023-2025)
    ABV: 12.5%
    Closure: Cork

    From the Chapoutier stable this has to be one of the best value Provence rose’s on the market. Produced from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle and Clairette. Pale salmon pink in colour, alluring scents of peach, raspberry and pomegranate drift from the glass followed by some musk and wet stone notes. Slippery textured, delicious peach, raspberry and strawberry fruits make a beautifully rounded entrance onto the palate. Notions of musk and wet stone ensue. Dry and brisk it finishes long, silky smooth and ultra moreish.
    Drink over the next 1-2 years.
    Alc. 12.5%

    • 94
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    • Nick's Import
    2020 Chateau Fontis
    Medoc, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $36. 99
    Bottle
    $443.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Château Fontis is located in the town of Ordonnac. The vineyard has an elevation of up to 38 metres on the highest ridge of the Médoc, offering a beautiful view of the Gironde estuary. About twenty years old, it has 10 ha of vines planted with equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon resting on soils made up of Pyrenean gravel and limestone. The wine is aged in vats and new barrels.
    Made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot. Totally opaque black dark red colour with a dark red black tinged hue. Charming the olfactory senses are delightful red to black currant aromas which are trailed by hints of tobacco, dusty cedar, black olive and spicy dried herb notes. Rich yet elegant and finessed, the mid weighted palate is blessed with delicious red to black currant and red cherry fruits which overlay vanillin cedar, earthy tobacco characters, dried herbs and spice. Fine grained yet structural tannins make their presence felt yet remain in perfect balance. Concludes long, savoury and refined.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

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    • Nick's Import
    2015 Chateau Guiraud
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $110. 00
    Bottle
    $1320.00 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2023-2033)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Ranked one step down the Sauternes appellation pyramid from the legendary Chateau d'Yquem is Chateau Guiraud. The wine is produced from certified organic vines with an average age of about 20-30 years old. The cepage is 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. Ageing takes place in French oak for approximately 18 months.

    Bright straw colour with gold tinged edges. Potent honeyed apricot and peach scents engulf the olfactory senses with some sweet pineapple, marmalade, vanilla bean and spice notes also evident. Viscous and honey drenched the decadent palate also features flavours of peach, apricot, marmalade, dried pineapple and traces of toffee apple characters. Fat and concentrated yet possessing beautifully balanced acidity it finishes exceptionally long and luscious.
    Drink over the next 8-10 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews….
    Intense, with candied lemon peel, glazed yellow apple and honey notes streaming through, picking up mirabelle plum and papaya accents through the finish, which is carried by a buried racy streak. This has a good bright feel overall. Best from 2020 through 2040.
    95 points
    Wine Spectator

    The lemon colored 2015 Guiraud features beautiful lime juice and lemon curd scents with paraffin and honeycomb nuances plus touches of chalk dust, ginger and candied peel. It has gorgeous tension in the mouth with tons of citrus, mineral and savory layers, finishing on a zesty note. Drink 2022 - 2046.
    94+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (Sep 2018)

    No heavy caramel here; rather, a lot of candied citrus on the nose ranging from lemon right across to bitter orange. On the palate this is both creamy and fresh. The sweetness and alcohol are already beautifully integrated. Drink or hold (and this has at least a couple of decades of ageing potential).
    94 points
    JamesSuckling.com

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    • 91
    • Nick's Import
    2020 Chateau Haut-Bergeron Sauternes (375ml)
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $39. 99
    Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    Many experts consider Chateau Haut Bergeron to be the best of the non classified Sauternes. Part of the secret of the success of Robert Lamothes and his sons Patrick and Herue is the terroir. The 28 hectare vineyard is split on such a way, that part of the vines are in Barsac, (next to Chateau Climens), part are at Preignac and a large slice next to Chateau d’Yquem. At one stage the label used to boast this fact, with the words 'CONTIGU d’YQUEM'. Son, Herue is a dedicated and passionate winemaker who ages wine in 25% to 50% new oak casks. The exact percentage depends upon the vintage conditions. The 2020 vintage comes replete with special packaging to celebrate 200 years of the Lamothe family being vignerons.
    Brilliant pale gold core with golden tinged edges. Potent honey drenched ripe peach and apricot aromas mix with marmalade, dried pineapple and spice notes. Rich and lusciously textured, the palate features honeyed peach and apricot flavours alongside sweet ripe pineapple, marmalade and candied citrus characters. Outstanding power and depth finishing very long with ample freshness and mouth feel.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews…..
    Pale gold in color, the 2020 Haut-Bergeron has a seductive nose of honey-drizzled peaches, baked pineapple and candied ginger, plus hints of coriander seed and candle wax. The palate delivers with tropical fruit and citrusy goods with a racy backbone and earthy accents, finishing with a compelling burst of freshness. Drink 2024-2040.
    91-93 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

    The 2020 Haut-Bergeron is a very pretty, alluring Sauternes. It offers up hints of orange marmalade, apricot, passionfruit and lightly burnt sugar, with no hard edges and fine balance. Drink 2023-2030.
    92 points
    Antonio Galloni - Vinous

    The 2020 Haut-Bergeron, which incidentally comes with a special label to celebrate its bicentenary, has a very pure and perfumed nose with dried honey, white peach, saffron and Japanese yuzu. Impressive delineation. The palate is well-balanced with impactful concentration, pretty spicy with stem ginger and lemongrass. Very fine. Drink 2024-2040.
    92 points
    Neal Martin – Vinous

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    2017 Chateau Haut-Bergeron Sauternes (375ml)
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $36. 99
    Bottle
    $443.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    Many experts consider Chateau Haut Bergeron to be the best of the non classified Sauternes. Part of the secret of the success of Robert Lamothes and his sons Patrick and Herue is the terroir. The 28 hectare vineyard is split on such a way, that part of the vines are in Barsac, (next to Chateau Climens), part are at Preignac and a large slice next to Chateau d’Yquem. At one stage the label used to boast this fact, with the words 'CONTIGU d’YQUEM'. Son, Herue is a dedicated and passionate winemaker who ages wine in 25% to 50% new oak casks. The exact percentage depends upon the vintage conditions.
    Bright golden straw colour with a pale straw hue. A shade more restrained than both the 2018 and 2019 vintages, the nose opens up to reveal peach, citrus and apricot aromas which have a honeyed overlay. Also making an appearance are hints of marmalade and spice. The most elegant of the trio, coating the palate are fresh apricot and peach fruits which sit over a honeyed citrus back drop. Some pineapple, lemon and spice characters linger on the back half which is enlivened by fresh acidity. Long, luscious conclusion.
    Drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews….
    The 2017 Haut-Bergeron is gorgeous. Apricot, honey, orange confit, crême brulée, wild flowers and mint are all beautifully delineated in this striking, racy, opulent Sauternes. In the glass, the 2017 is beautifully textured and lush, yet it retains terrific freshness to balance things out. This Haut-Bergeron shows a more exotic, burnished flavor profile than many other wines. Drink it over the next decade or so. Drink 2022-2032.
    93 points
    Antonio Galloni – Vinous

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    • 91
    • Nick's Import
    2019 Chateau Haut-Bergeron Sauternes (375ml)
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $36. 99
    Bottle
    $443.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    Many experts consider Chateau Haut Bergeron to be the best of the non classified Sauternes. Part of the secret of the success of Robert Lamothes and his sons Patrick and Herue is the terroir. The 28 hectare vineyard is split on such a way, that part of the vines are in Barsac, (next to Chateau Climens), part are at Preignac and a large slice next to Chateau d’Yquem. At one stage the label used to boast this fact, with the words 'CONTIGU d’YQUEM'. Son, Herue is a dedicated and passionate winemaker who ages wine in 25% to 50% new oak casks. The exact percentage depends upon the vintage conditions.
    Brilliant straw colour with golden tinged edges. Distinct honeyed botrytis affected scents of peach and apricot waft out of the glass mixing with dried pineapple and hints of spicy citrus along the way. Decadently rich and sweet with a thick viscous texture, flavours of honey, peach and apricot show terrific intensity with honeycomb, pineapple and delicate spice also chiming in. Nicely balanced acidity, the long honeyed aftertaste finishing with traces of toffee apple like characters.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13%

    Other Reviews….
    Pale lemon-gold colored, the 2019 Haut-Bergeron struts out of the glass with a serious nose of peach preserves, wild fungi, lime cordial and dried pineapple plus wafts of allspice and fresh hay. The palate delivers surprising energy and freshness, lifting all of those ripe, rich stone fruit preserves and honeyed flavors on the long, decadently spicy finish. Drink 2024-2038.
    91-93+ points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

    The 2019 Haut-Bergeron has a very attractive bouquet of dried honey, muscat and barley sugar aromas, almost Barsac-like in style. The palate is very well balanced with good depth and fine acidity. Intense on the finish, but citrus-fresh satsumas and grapefruit lend poise. Excellent. Drink 2025-2040.
    92 points
    Neal Martin - Vinous

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    • Nick's Import
    2018 Chateau Haut-Bergeron Sauternes
    Sauternes, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $69. 99
    Bottle
    $839.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2022-2028)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    Many experts consider Chateau Haut Bergeron to be the best of the non classified Sauternes. Part of the secret of the success of Robert Lamothes and his sons Patrick and Herue is the terroir. The 28 hectare vineyard is split on such a way, that part of the vines are in Barsac, (next to Chateau Climens), part are at Preignac and a large slice next to Chateau d’Yquem. At one stage the label used to boast this fact, with the words 'CONTIGU d’YQUEM'. Son, Herue is a dedicated and passionate winemaker who ages wine in 25% to 50% new oak casks. The exact percentage depends upon the vintage conditions.
    Bright straw gold tinged colour. Potent honeyed apricot, lemon and dried pineapple aromas mix with hints of marmalade, candied citrus and spice notes. Underpinning the lush, honey drenched apricot and peach fruits is a refreshing line of acidity. Sweet tropical fruit, marmalade, citrus and spice characters ensue. Superb power and concentration yet possesses an elegant freshness. Concludes long, rich, exotic and creamy textured.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews….
    The 2018 Haut-Bergeron is pale to medium lemon-gold colored and has a seriously citrusy nose of key lime pie, baked lemons and pink grapefruit with touches of allspice, beeswax, Manuka honey and coriander seed. The palate is rich, spicy and decadent with a pleasant oiliness to the texture and a seducing finish.
    90-92 points
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

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    2018 Chateau Jamard Belcour
    Lussac Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
    $26. 99
    Bottle
    $323.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2023-2026)
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from the satellite Saint-Emilion commune of Lussac on Bordeaux's right bank. From vines with an average age of 45 years old this wine sees no oak and is aged in concrete tanks for a period of 12 months.
    Deep dark red black tinged colour with a dark red hue. Lifted red to black currant aromas mix with hints of red liquorice, earth, black olive and spice. Mid weighted, nicely fleshed and possessing good richness, a mix of red to black currant and liquorice fruits are featured over an earth, dried herb, spice and faint leather back drop. Nicely integrated fine grained tannins. The savoury finish showing good depth.
    Drink over the next 2-3 years.
    Alc. 13.5%

    Other Reviews…..
    I loved the nose on the 2018 Château Jamard Belcour, including its classic Right Bank red and black fruits, chalky minerality, chocolate, and cedar pencil aromatics. These carry to a medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, elegant, seamless red that shines on all accounts. I'd be thrilled with a bottle on the dinner table, and while it's drinking great today, I see no reason it shouldn't keep for at least 7-8 years. Drink 2022-2030.
    91 points
    JebDunnuck.com

    • 96
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    • Nick's Import
    • Organic
    2022 Chateau Juvenal Perseides Ventoux
    Ventoux, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
    $44. 99
    Bottle
    $539.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
    ABV: 15.5%
    Closure: Diam Cork

    Certified organic this is blend of 99% Grenache and 1% Syrah is only produced in exceptional years and comes from the two best plots of Grenache on the estate with vines aged between 50 to 70 years old.

    A liquid dynamite, pleasure bent Grenache.

    Deep black dark red core with black tinged edges and a red to dark red hue. Intense red to dark raspberry, red liquorice and dark cherry aromas flood the nostrils followed by notes of fresh herbs, subtle incense and peppered earth. Rich, exuberant and succulent the lavish palate is awash with a super concentrate of dark to black raspberries, dark cherries and liquorice that possess incredible torque and dynamite like power. Infusions of provincial herbs, scorched earth and peppered dried meats are largely obscured by the gobs of gorgeous, seductive fruit. Silky yet structured tannins concluding exceptionally long and juicy yet slightly chewy in its feel.
    Drink over the next 5-6 years.
    Alc. 15.5%

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