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MONTEBUENA RIOJA CUVEE KPF 2012 :: SPAIN
VINTAGES 211029 | 750 mL bottle| $14.95 drink now | Stephen Tanzer 90
Brilliant deep ruby with fresh berry and smoky aromas. Smooth with ripe cherry fruit. well-structured, med-full-bodied and very easy drinking.
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GRUHIER CRÉMANT DE BOURGOGNE EXTRA BRUT 2010 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 375428 | 750 mL bottle| $20.95 drink now | Beppi Crosariol 91
Beppi Crosariol’s Note:The core is sweet lemon pastry but the wine is bone-dry,with a lovely whiff of bread dough and a satisfyingly chalky texture. Complex and balanced, this is serious French bubbly for half the price of entry-level Champagne.The Globe & Mail, June 21, 2014.
LA VALENTINA MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2011:: ITALY
VINTAGES 26179 | 750 mL bottle | $15.95 | drink and hold
Clear berry, spice and leather, beautifully composed and easy to enjoy now with simple fare like prosciutto, salumi, olives and cheese.
LA HAUTE FÉVRIE LE FILS DES GRAS MOUTONS MUSCADET SÈVRE-ET-MAINE SUR LIE 2012 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 363150 | 750 mL bottle |$14.95| drink now
Bright straw, clean, pure, refreshing spritz, clear notes of fennel and citrus, light-med body, crisp finish. Enjoy with oysters.
PATRICK LESEC SUZON BEAUMES-DE-VENISE 2011 :: RHÔNE- FRANCE
VINTAGES 357053 | 750 mL bottle | $19.95 | Robert Parker 89-92| drink and hold
Super spicy and meaty, black cherry, raspberry coulis, solid fruit and length, very tasty now with structure to last. Hides the 15% well and would be perfect with rare meat.
MAIPE RESERVA BONARDA 2011 :: ARGENTINA
VINTAGES 361212 | 750 mL bottle | $18.95 | drink and hold
From 100% hand-harvested old vine Bonarda, deep red/purple, intense berry, herb and spice layers, tons of wild berries and violets, superb on the palate with great length, definitely worth the detour to this grape varietal and at this price.
MAC NA MARA RUM FINISH BLENDED GAELIC SCOTCH WHISKY:: SCOTLAND
LCBO 677609 | 700 mL bottle | $39.25 | 93 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013
Fans of Te Bheag unite and get this while you can. Rich amber hue. Clear toffee, smoky caramel layers, faint touch of rum comes through too. Smooth, soft and fine structure, brown sugar hints. Finish is rum-infused with great length.
TEELING SMALL BATCH IRISH WHISKEY :: IRELAND
VINTAGES 375139 | 700 mL bottle | $54.95 | GOLD Medal Irish Blended Irish Whiskey Spirits Masters 2013, 89 Whisky Advocate
A real crowd-pleaser, bright yellow gold, tropical notes from the Rum finish, banana, vanilla and spice., 46% yet very smooth with sweet notes, dangerously easy to drink, don’t miss it.