Wine, Wine Reviews

Professor B’s June 21 Vintages Release Recommendations


This release offers a good selection of white, red, rose, and sparkling wines plus a few spirits.

The selection consists mostly of wines around the $ 20.00 range.


Dun Bheagan Clynelish Port Hogshead Finish 22-year-old Single Malt
This unchillfiltered Scotch offered typical slightly salty and seaweed flavours. A smooth whisky that would be an absolute delight to all who cherish unique flavours in their whiskies.
0371013 700 ml $ 220.95

Tomontoul 14 Year Old Speyside Single Malt, Glenlivet
Seaweed, and imperceptibly low salty smells greet the nose. A delicate and smooth Speyside Scotch that connoisseurs would appreciate, and newbees could find interesting
0376228, 700 ml $ 116.95

Sparkling wine

Brut Rose Champagne, Billecart-Salmon, Champagne, France
Ripe black cherry, strawberry aromas dominate the nose. Excellent acidity, and balance with superb perlage.
0924670, 375 ml $ 56.95

White wines

L’Ame Forest Pouilly Fuisse, 2011, Eric Forest, Burgundy, France
Aromas of apples, pears, citrus, melons, and mineral dominate the nose. Rich and creamy mouth feel with a lot of complexity.
Excellent and long finish.
0301911, $ 31.95

Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Kabinett, 2008, Schloss Schonborn, Rheingau, Germany
Ripe peach and pineapple aromas dominate this fine Rheingau wine. In the mouth, this sweet wine shows its finesse, and elegance coupled with balance. A wine to sip and contemplate.
0928861, $ 21.95

Biel Vienayrds Inox reserve Charodnnay, 2010, Penisula Ridge wWinery, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Tropical ruit aromas waft out of the glass. The wien is unwooded. Int eh mouth, mectarine and apple falvours dominate. Good value. Enjoy with light foods.
0007328, $ 18.95

Also recommended

Reserve Cehnin Blanc, 2012, Ken Forrester, South Africa
0231282, $ 17.95

Clos De La Tourelle Pint Blanc, 2009, Chateau Ollviller, Alsace, France
0377788, $ 16.95

Mountainview Riesling, 2009, Angels Gate Winery, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
0373175, $ 16.95

Red wines

Rutherford Merlot, 2010, St Supery, Napa valley, California, U.S.A
Offers chocolate, cassis and black cherry aromas. Full bodied, richly extracted and powerful. Cellar for five to eight years for more refinement and elegance. Excellent and long finish.
0376939, $ 58.95

Pinot Noir, 2011, Dog Point Winery, Marlborough, New Zealand
Medium ruby-purple in colour. This wine smells of cherries, raspberries ands blueberries. Medium bodied. Layered fruit flavours with good acidity. Low intensity tannins hint for three to five years cellaring for extra refinement. Good with roast rack of lamb, or provimi veal stew.
0329672, $ 49.95

Chateau La Nerthe, 2011, Chateaufneuf-du-Pape.
Coted du Rhone, Ruby colour, accompanied by dark cherry and vanilla aromas suggest the rpesece of an extaroridnary wine. Ful bodied, layered, rich and balancwed. A wine to enjoy with deeply flavouresd fods i.e game stews, game roasts, grilled steaks.
0735407, $ 49.95

Also recommended

Zinfandel, 2012, Clos Du Val, Napa Valley, California U.S.A
0590216, $ 24.95

Reserve cabernet Sauvignon, 2011, Frei Brothers, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, U.S.A
0038075, $ 23.95

Syrah, 2011, Chateau Ste Michelle, Washington, U.S.A
0075515, $ 15.95

The Sack Shiraz, 2010, Magpie Estate, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Chateau Canteloup, 2012, Medoc, Bordeaux, France
0243923, $ 16.95

Reserva Rioja, 2008, Bodegas Muriel, Rioja, Spain
0276030, $ 19.95

Rose wine

La Forcadiere, 2013, Domaine Maby, Cotes du Rhone
0701318, $ 18.95