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Professor B’s January 18 2014 vintages Release Recommendations

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This release consisting of 107 offerings should lure people looking for bargains. There is a more than usual choice of Scotch whiskies to celebrate Scotland’s famous Robbie Burns.

Spirits

The Distillery Edition 10 Years Old Highland Single Malt, Edradour
Silk and round mouth feel with a smooth and satisfying finish.
90/100
0904995, $ 83.95

The Arran Malt Amarone Cask Finish, Isle Of Arran Single malt, Isle Of Arran Distillery
Barley and spice flavours in the mouth, make for an interesting interplay. The amarone barrel’s flavours notes in teh finish makes this whisky exceptional.
91/100
0050070, 700 ml $ 81.95

XO Bas Armagnac, De Montal, Armagnac, France
A silky, vanilla accented Armagnac that should tickle every sophisticated palate.
91/100
0354027, $ 88.95

White wines

Puligny-Montrachet, 2011, Pierre Andre, Burgundy, France
Pear and apple aromas dominate. Juicy and crisp with a long and satisfying finish. Pair with grilled salmon and Sauce Hollandaise or Sauce Gribiche.
92/100
0364158, $ 49.95

DMZ Chardonnay, 2012, De Morgenzone, Western Cape, South Africa
Aromas of peach in the mouth. Dry with stone fruit, pineapple flavours.
Good acidity and long finish.
88/100
0349068, $ 14.95

Vau De Vey Chablis Premier Cru, 2011, Herve Azo, Chablis, Burgundy
Fresh with white peach and stone fruit aromas. Medium bodied with a good balance and pleasant finish.
89/100
0240655, $ 28.95

Robert Eymael Riesling, 2011, Monchhof, Mosel, Germany
Fresh, fruity, off dry, light and invigorating wine to enjoy on its own, with ripe seasonal stone fruits, in fruit bowls, and fruit based desserts.
90/100
0349431, $ 16.95

Also recommended

Cuvee Tradition Blanc, 2012, bas Des Bressades, Cyril Mas Costieres de Nimes, France
88/100
0701094, $ 15.95

Chardonnay, 2012, Cristobal 1492, Mendoza, Argentina
87/100
0144402, $ 13.95

Red wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010. Stickybeak Winery, Napa Valley, California
Cherry aromas, violet and spice smells emanate from the glass. Seamless and well balanced with a long aftertaste.
93/100
0364687, $ 25.95

Gran Reserva Petit Verdot, 2008, La Luz Callejon Del Crimen, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Full bodied, well extracted, powerful. Four to five years of cellaring recommended if you want a more refinement. Drink now after decanting, with hard cheeses, roast sirloin of beef, Sauce Bordelaise or Sauce au Poivre, or Sauce Chateaubriand.
91/100
0360412, $ 23.95

Nartura Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Emiliana, Rapel Valley, Chile Organic wine
Black currant and morello cherry aromas. Full bodied, deeply flavoured, well balanced and delicious. Enjoy with appropriate foods or on its own.
91/100
0061069, $ 14.95

Also recommended

Barrel Select 60/40 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, 2010, Santa Ema, Maipo Valley, Chile
90/100
0350066, $ 13.95

Reserva Malbec, 2010, Norton, Mendoza, Argentina
90/100
0017061, $ 17.95

Old Vine Zinfandel, 2012, Predator, Lodi, California
92/100
0219485, No price provided

Monument Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, Stonestreet, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
91/100
0285098, $ 52.95

Bethlehem Block Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Sister’s Run Winery, Barossa Valley, South Australia
92/100
0360636, $ 16.95

Coonawarra Shiraz, 2012, Wynn’s, South Australia
92/100
0433060, $ 22.95

Lady In Red Estate Reserve, 2008, Doolhof, Wellington, South Africa
90/100
03632118, No price provided

Chateau Cap De Faugeres, 2009, Castillon, Bordeaux
90/100
0196576, $ 29.85

Gevrey-Chambertin, 2011, Bouchard Pere Et Fils, Burgundy
90/100
0661330 No price provided

Panicaut Plan De Dieu, 2012, Cave Les Coteaux Du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France
90/100
0354076, $ 15.95

Sori Paitin Dolcetto D’Alba, 2011, Pasquiero Elio, Piedmont, Italy
90/100
0360065, $ 17.95

Centuno Nero D’Avola, 2010, Canicatti, Sicily, Italy
91/100
0357103, $ 18.95

Chianti Classico, 2011, Castello Quercetto, Tuscany, Italy
91/100
0680496, $ 22.95

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