Our Best Picks, September 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.

 

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Montes Alpha Merlot 2013

Tasting Notes:  Deep ruby red. On the nose, fresh red fruits, strawberries, and plums with a touch of jam and light notes of spice. French oak lends a balanced aromatic contribution with notes of vanilla, toast, and caramel. The smooth palate features nicely rounded tannins and good structure.

JH90
Evans & Tate Breathing Space Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Tasting Notes: Deep, purple red with a lovely bright purple rim. A pure expression of Cabernet Sauvignon, blackberry, olive and a fresh leafy lift makes this wine unmistakably from Margaret River.

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Rupert & Rothschild Chardonnay Baroness Nadine 2015

Tasting Notes: Crisp, lemon notes with subtle grapefruit nuances and smooth creamy nougat flavours, followed by lingering macadamia nut undertones.

BC90
Misha's Vineyard Impromptu Pinot Noir 2013

Tasting Notes: Ruby coloured with complex aromas of crushed cherry, raspberry and chocolate-covered coffee beans, this Pinot Noir is both spicy and sweet with hints of rose petal florals and darker roast herbs.

PLATINUM PACKAGE

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

 

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Tasca D'almerita Tascante 2013

Tasting Notes: Clean mineral tones and wild berry aromas. Layers of blue flower, licorice and grilled herb. The finish shows moderate length, but it is tonic and bright with a pungent touch of acidity to keep the palate alive.

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Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello Di Montalcino 2012

Tasting Notes:  A garnet-flecked ruby red, it releases generous, emphatic fragrances classic to Sangiovese, developing a near-endless progression notable for its beautiful balance.

BH90
Pinson Chablis Montmain 2015

Tasting Notes: From vines planted in 1956, this is a beautiful Chablis offering a pure, clear and classic bouquet which is both chiselled and mineral. There is good concentration on the palate, with a lovely mix of floral and fresh fruit notes.

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Clarendelle St Emillon Rouge 2014

Tasting Notes: The wine has a brilliant, intense red colour. The nose is redolent of black fruit (Burlat cherry, plum) and beautiful floral aromas. These fruity flavours carry over to the palate, which also features peppery and spicy notes. The wine has an elegant, fine-grained tannic structure. The aftertaste is fresh, long, and fruity. The wine is altogether well balanced and elegant.