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GREYWACKE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2014 :: NEW ZEALAND VINTAGES 164228 | 750 mL bottle | $23.95 | drink now or hold | 93 Wine Spectator
"Smooth and succulent, with supple melon, peach and lemon meringue flavors that manage to be graceful and seamless while still packing a wallop of intense flavors. Spice, chamomile and lemon verbena details crescendo on the long, lingering finish. Drink now." Highly Recommended. Score - 93. (MaryAnn Worobiec, winespectator.com, June 30, 2015)
JEAN-MAX ROGER SANCERRE CUVEE LES CAILLOTTES 2014 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 65573 | 750 mL bottle | $27.95 | drink now or hold | 91 Winealign
"Were all Sancerre this floral we might be forced to re-learn the typicity and the vernacular. Les Caillottes stands alone, if only for a few whiffs, before retreating back to the Sauvignon Blanc norm of mineral and white berry. Here Sancerre seems to take chances, steps out of the box and ventures into wild sage and thyme territory. Ends with lemon and lime, echoing the florality of tiny flowers on the tips of that thyme. I can imagine honey flowing in five years time, still gaining on the oxidative effects of time." Score - 91. (Michael Godel - winealign)
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PALAZZO 2010 :: ITALY
VINTAGES 660746 | 750 mL bottle | $72 | drink now or hold | 98 James Suckling
"Wonderful aromas of salt, savory dried meat and red fruits. Bacon, too. Full body with chewy tannins and a long, intense finish. It's like a tightly knit ball of cashmere thread. Superb. Made from four hectares of vineyards. Better in 2018." James Suckling
DOMAINE HAMELIN CHABLIS 1ER CRU BEAUROY 2012 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 391805 | 750 mL bottle | $33.95 | drink now or hold
Crisp apple and pear aromas. Mineral undertone. Pair with fish, chicken, turkey or pork dishes, or with goat's milk cheeses.
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JEAN MAX-ROGER POUILLY FUMÉ LES CHANTE-ALOUETTES 2013 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 391623 | 750 mL bottle | $28.95 | 90 Michael Godel, John Szabo
Very pale straw. Bright citrus and floral layers. Ripe and rich fruit, medium-bodied with a long crisp finish. Enjoy with oysters or as an apéritif.
DOMAINE GALAMAN FITOU 2013 :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 395467 | 750 mL bottle | $16.95 | drink now or hold | 90 Wine Advocate
Deep ruby, purple. Full ripe fruit and spice. .Rich, full and intense. Pair with lamb or beef stew, comfort food.
KILCHOMAN MACHIR BAY ISLAY SINGLE MALT :: SCOTLAND
LCBO 346338 | 700 mL bottle | $104.10 | drink and enjoy now
From Islay's farm distillery. Strong peaty aromas with a soft complex blend of mixed fruits. Hints of vanilla and rich tropical fruits with an intense sweetness. Fresh, peaty, with a long lingering finish.
JACQUART CHAMPAGNE BRUT MOSAIQUE :: FRANCE
VINTAGES 664672 | 750 mL bottle | $47.95 | drink and enjoy now
Aromas of fresh pear, fig and almond, with hints of orange blossoms. A light swirl of the glass brings out richer notes of honey and freshly baked bread. Fresh and supple. Full, with a long fruity finish.
TEELING SINGLE GRAIN IRISH WHISKEY :: IRELAND
LCBO 398669 | 700 mL bottle | $73.60 | World's Best Single Grain Whisky WWA 2014
Spice and fruit notes mingle with an underlying sweet nose. Strong spice at the start developing into lush red berries and grapes, with drying tannin effect at the end. Dry finish dominated by wood and spice.