Wine, Wine Reviews

Professor B’s August 2 Vintages Release Recommendations


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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
0950212, $ 18.95

Also recommended

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

Chablis, 2012, Domaine Du Chardonnay, Burgundy, France
0183574, No price

Sauvignon Blanc, 2013, Marlin, New Zealand.
0164228, $ 24.95

SLH Chardonnay, 2012, Hahn, Monterey County, California, U.S.A.
0382192, $ 32.95

Chardonnay, 2012, Napa Cellars, California, U.S.A.
0225342, $ 23.95

Chardonnay, 2013, Famiglia Bianchi, Mendoza, Argentina
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.
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.
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.
0375527, $ 36.95

Also recommended

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rua Pinot Noir, 2012, Akarua, Central Otago, New Zealand
0295592, $ 24.95

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

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

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

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