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LA CONDAMINE DE PAULIGNAN MINERVOIS 2013 :: LANGUEDOC, FRANCE VINTAGES 493528 | 750 mL bottle | $17.95 | drink now or hold | 92 Wine Advocate
"Lastly, one of the gems in the lineup, the 2013 Minervois Condamine Paulignan checks in as a glend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault that was raised all in concrete tanks. Fabulously textured, medium to full-bodied, layered and seamless, this beaury offers up a rock star bouquet of black cherries, incense, lavendar and hints of olive. Drink this complex, balanced and elegant effort anytime over the coming 5 - 7 years." Rating - 92 (Jeb Dunnock, robertparker.com April 27, 2016)
CHATEAU SIGALAS-RIBAUD 2007, 1er CRU, AC Sauternes :: BORDEAUX, FRANCE
VINTAGES 512491 | 375 mL bottle | $56.95 | full-bodied & rich | 92 Wine Advocate (Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Dec. 22, 2011)
GIACOMO MORI CHIANTI 2014 :: TUSCANY, ITALY VINTAGES 068858 | 750 mL bottle | $21.95 | drink now or hold | 92 vinous.com
"The 2014 Chianti is a gorgeous wine. Bright, pure and focused, the Chianti is once again and overachiever in both its class and price range. Sweet red cherry, rose petals and spices are pushed forward. The 2014 offers lovely density, especially for the vintage. Mori gave the 2014 eighteen months in cask." Rating - 92 (Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, October 2016)
LA CADIERENNE BANDOL ROSÉ GRANDE TRADITION 2016 :: PROVENCE, FRANCE VINTAGES 119453 | 750 mL bottle | $21.95 | medium-bodied and dry, drink now | 90 winealign.com
"Pale medium pink. Notably reductive-flinty and stony on the nose with lots of wild red berry fruit, strawberry and respberry in particular. The palate is quite rich and full, with serious depth as well. this is rose with attitude, length and complexity. Great stuff; you could easily hold this for a year or two, indeed I would recommend it. Tasted June 2017. Value rating: ***" Rating - 90 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, June 2017)
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KONO MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015 :: NEW ZEALAND
VINTAGES 441394 | 750 mL bottle | $18.95 | 90 Wine Spectator - Top 100 2016: rank #41
"This refreshing white offers a clear, focused mix of passion fruit, lime, mango and green apple flavors on a light, smooth body. Finishes with a succulent juiciness, showing echoes of lemon verbena. Drink now."
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 | $ | 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.
TULLIBARDINE BURGUNDY 228 FINISH HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT :: SCOTLAND
LCBO 371195 | 750 mL bottle | $89.95 | drink and enjoy now
From an independent distillery that has been handcrafting single malts for decades in the village of Blackford, using water from a nearby spring. This whisky is finished for 12 months in 228-litre red wine casks from Burgundy's Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet.
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.