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Professor B’s August 2 Vintages Release Recommendations

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This release offers mini flights of several regions including one from prince Edward County, two outstanding Scotch whiskies, four roses, and a few sparkling wines.

Spirits

Glenfarclas 17 Years Old Highland Single malt, J. and C. Grant, Scotland
Smells of minerals, smoke, and sherry waft out of the glass, on the palate peat and sherry flavours become dominant. A complex and deeply flavoured extraordinary whisky.
93/100
07210184 No price indicated

The Arran Malt Port Finish

Isle Of Arran Distillers, Scotland
Smells of vanilla, citrus, hazelnut and dried fruits dominate the nose. Spicy in the mouth with a fine finish.
91/100
0328815, $ 76.95

Sparkling wines

Select Brut, Pannier, Champagne, France
Emanates peach, citrus, toast and dried appeal roams. Fine champagne to pair with light fare, or enjoy discussing problems with friends.
90/100
037442, No price

Brut Rose, Cremant d’Alsace, P. Sparr, Alsace, France
Produced using the methode champenoise method, this 100 per cent pinot noir is refreshing, and smells of strawberries. Creamy with a fine underlying acidity.
89/100
0039016, $ 17.95

White Wines

Estate Riesling, 2013, Hidden Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Aromas of lime, lemon, apple, peach, and pear dominate the nose.
Refreshing mouth feel. A fine wine to enjoy with grilled scallops, shrimps, breaded and deep-fried calamari.
90/100
0183491, $ 23.95

Chardonnay, 2012, Sterling Vineyards, Napa Valley, California, U.S.A
Beautiful brilliant golden colour. Aromas of epach, sandalwood, and pear dominate. Full bodied, generous and ceramny.
90/100
10330233, $ 22.95

Durkheimer Michelsberg Rielsing Kabinett, 2012, K. Darting, Palatinate, Germany
Stoen fruit and citurs aromas abound in this off-dry, yet beautifully balanced aromatic wine. Highyl enjoyable with lgith fare, or on tis own.
89/100
0950212, $ 18.95

Also recommended

Les Gourmets Blanc, 2012, Clos St Thomas, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
88/100
0363523, no price

Chablis, 2012, Domaine Du Chardonnay, Burgundy, France
89/100
0183574, No price

Sauvignon Blanc, 2013, Marlin, New Zealand.
90/100
0164228, $ 24.95

SLH Chardonnay, 2012, Hahn, Monterey County, California, U.S.A.
89+/100
0382192, $ 32.95

Chardonnay, 2012, Napa Cellars, California, U.S.A.
89+/100
0225342, $ 23.95

Chardonnay, 2013, Famiglia Bianchi, Mendoza, Argentina
89/100
0001461, No price

Red wines

The Riebke Shiraz, 2012, Teusner, Barossa Valley, South Australia
An extremely rich, well-extracted, beautifully balanced and complex shiraz. Full bodied with ripe berry flavours, spices, leather and cedar.
92/100
0048470, $ 24.95

Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion, 2010, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Intense, complex and authoritative exuding plum and berry aromas. Long finish
Cellar for three to five years for more complexity and smoothness.
90/100
0259077, $ 54.85

Amarone Della Valpolicella, 2010, Feudi San Pio Nero, Veneto, Italy
Smells of blackberries and sour cherries emanate out of the glass. On the palate chocolaty flavours dominate. Full bodied, extremely well balanced. A powerful wine to enjoy with deeply flavoured foods, or well aged hard cheeses.
92/100
0375527, $ 36.95

Also recommended

Reserve Merlot, H. Konzelmann, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
89/100
0299214, $ 26.95

Village reserve Pinto Noir, 2011, Le Clos Jordanne, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
89/100
0033894, $ 30.00

Estate Grown Zinfandel, 2010, Grgich Cellars, Napa Valley, California, U.S.A
90/100
0903237, $ 48.95

Metricup Road Cabernet/Merlot, 2011, Evans and Tate, Western Australia
90/100
0376848, $ 22.95

Layers Shiraz/Tempranillo, Mourvedre/Grenache, 2011, P.Lehmann Wines, South Australia
90/100
0138883, $ 17.95

Devil’s Elbow Cabernet Sauvignon,, 2010, Adelaide Hills, Longview, South Australia
90/100
0660050, No price

Rua Pinot Noir, 2012, Akarua, Central Otago, New Zealand
90+/100
0295592, $ 24.95

Brunello di Montalcino, 2008, Molino Del Piano, Tuscany, Italy
89/100
0378422, $ 37.95

Fontanelle Barbera D’Alba, 2011, Ascheri, Piedmont, Italy
89/100
0982462, $ 17.95

Aurelio’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008, Napa Angel, Napa Valley, California, U.S.A
90/100
0255794, $ 62.95

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