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Grand Ardeche Chardonnay 2015  France

Tasting Notes: Maison Louis Latour is one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy. In 1979, with a view to expanding the business the valley of the Ardèche river with its clay and limestone-based soils was chosen as the ideal location to produce top-quality Chardonnay wines. The Grand Ardèche comes from the best vineyards, carefully selected every year when harvesting begins. The grapes are pressed and the must is placed immediately in oak barrels made by the cooperage at Latour,20% new barrels, where the wine will age for approximately 10 months, like the great wines of Burgundy. Of a pretty pale yellow colour with golden tints, the Grand Ardèche 2015 reveals gourmet notes of pastry, vanilla and apricot on the nose. Ample and round in the mouth, it offers aromas of brioche bread and toasted hazelnut. Food pairing special with shellfish and fish.

Price: $26.99

 

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Islay Storm Single Malt Whiskey  Scotland

Tasting Notes: Islay Storm captures the essence of the unique and mysterious energy that surrounds the famous island of Islay. Situated off the west coast of Scotland, Islay is at the mercy of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, whose treacherous storms have been shaping the landscape for thousands of years. Raging seas, ferocious currents and hidden rocks have sent hundreds of ships to their destiny. Then they give way to calm sunny days, white sandy beaches and lochs full of peaty spring water. Islay malts are unlike any other malt whiskies – they are robust, smoky and peaty, with hints of the sea and spicy sweetness – combining the torrents and tranquility of this magical island. ISLAY STORM WON A “SILVER – OUTSTANDING” AWARD IN THE 2017 IWSC INTERNATIONAL WINES AND SPIRITS COMPETITION. THIS IS AWARDED TO WHISKIES WHICH SCORE BETWEEN 86 AND 89.9 POINTS IN A BLIND TASTING.THE IWSC IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN THE WINES AND SPIRITS INDUSTRY. Tasting Notes: Nose: Pungent peaty smoke. Phenolic with a little coastal breeze. Palate: Lovely sweet peatiness. Some iodine and sea salt balance with vanilla notes and some spice. Finish: Waves of smoke. Fantastic length.

Price: $58.99

 

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Ode to Lorraine  Australia

Tasting Notes: The Ode to Lorraine is a blend of the finest barrels of each of the Elderton Nuriootpa vineyard varietals. Each year, through meticulous work on the tasting bench, we select a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot which best reflects the nuances of each variety. The 2014 vintage is a blend of parcels, fermented in concrete open fermenters, with selected barrel ferments and press cuts, giving warm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length, whilst still being a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend. Style Rich and sophisticated Colour Dark ruby Aroma Plum, dark fruits of the forest and chocolate Palate Warm and generous fruit characters, spiciness and generous length Drink Drink now or cellar confidently for 10+ years

Price: $49.99

 

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Red Schooner Voyage #7  California

Tasting Notes: This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as famous Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it travelled (Voyage 7 is the 2017 vintage). Offering scents of ripe plums and cherries, this wine is powerful and supple, with flavours of French oak and soft tannins. enjoy now or cellar for years ahead.

Price: $69.99

 

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Torricella Barone Ricasoli 2015  Italy

Tasting Notes: Beautiful blend, 75% Chardonnay, 25% Sauvignon Blanc, aged in wood 9 months and stainless 9 months respectively. Straw yellow in color. To the nose its shows intense aromas of yellow pulp fruit, citrus notes with delicate vanilla scents. The mouth is round, velvety, fresh and long lasting. Complex wine with distinct personality and keen mineral notes that can be savored after many years in the bottle.

Price: $33.99

 

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