Our Best Picks, May 2017

GOLD PACKAGE

Featuring our selections from the New World (Australia, New Zealand, the United States and South America) and Europe that are rated 90 points and above.

 

JH 90
FRANKLAND ESTATE Chardonnay 2014

Tasting Notes: A balanced white with lots of energy and beauty delivering chalk, stone and sliced-lemon character. Medium body, lovely intensity of fruit and a long and flavorful finish.

WA 90
MITOLO 7th Son Grenache Shiraz 2014

Tasting Notes: The wine is mid-weighted with bright acidity and heart-warming earthy, savoury characters of dried herb and tar sitting perfectly alongside delicate raspberry and cherry.

JS 94
MONTES Alpha Pinot Noir 2015

Tasting Notes: This is an awesome pinot noir with blue fruits, subtle spices, light chocolate and flowers. Layered and gorgeous.

WA 92
TASCA D'ALMERITA LAMURI 2014

Tasting Notes: It opens to dark, spicy and savory notes that contrast the wine’s fruity core. The mouthfeel offers elegant fruit flavors and a velvety texture.

PLATINUM PACKAGE

Featuring our fine selections from France, Italy and Spain that are rated 90 points and above.

 

JS 92
DONNAFUGATA ANTHILIA BIANCO 2015

Tasting Notes: A balanced white with lots of energy and beauty delivering chalk, stone and sliced-lemon character. Medium body, lovely intensity of fruit and a long and flavorful finish.

WA 91
Ceretto Barbaresco DOCG 2013

Tasting Notes: The Asij expresses a nice intensity and persistence on the nose, with hints of withered flowers. It demonstrates a well-balanced taste and good acidity in the mouth.

WA 90
DOMAINE AUGUSTE CLAPE COTES DU RHONE 2015

Tasting Notes: Another inky-colored beauty that’s packed with fruit. It’s more complex and elegant than the Vin des Amis and offers more smoked meats, garrigue, peppery herbs, and red and black fruits. This cuvée comes from more pebbly soils and is open-knit and ready to go.

WA 90
ALCENO MONASTRELL 12 MESES BARRICA 2011

Tasting Notes: It has very good fruit, it’s ripe, with blackberries and damsons, dense, Mediterranean herbs, balsamic, and powerful with a long finish. It has the tasty character of the calcareous soils.