Wine

Professor B's June 23 Vintage Release Recommendations.

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This release offers some outstanding values, and excellent quality red and white wines.

Mount Gay Eclipse Black Rum from Barbados is an excellent rum that will please your palate. Serve in a cognac snifter after an
extended meal and enjoy it.
0271734, $ 37.95

White wines

Triomphe Chardonnay, 2010, Southbrook Estate Vineyards and Winery, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Pear/pineapple aromas greet the nose. Creamy in the mouth, with butterscotch flavours from barrel aging. Lovely, balanced wine to enjoy with breaded veal scallops, pan-fried fresh smelts, marinated octopus, calamari, and shrimps.
90/100
01175772, $ 21.95
Good value

Loggia Della Serra Greco di Tufo, 2010, Terredore, Campania, Italy
From one of the most respected winemakers of Italy, this outstanding wine smells of jasmine and lime.
Beautifully textured, deeply flavoured and masterfully balanced.
90/100
0983197, $ 17.95
Good value

Sauvignon Blanc, 2011, Blind River Winery, New Zealand
An impressive sauvignon blanc from Marlborough in the South island. Typical grassy and green pepper aromas intermingling with minerals. Racy acidity and refreshing.
90/100
0141499, $ 19.95

Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Kabinett, 2008, Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, Mosel, Germany
A classic Mosel riesling with apple and fragrant spice aromas. Light and balanced.
90/100
0606202, $ 16.95
Good value

Thirty-fifth Anniversary Chardonnay, 2010, Calera, California
Creamy palate. Lovely citrus and pear aromas waft out oft eh glass, Lingering finish.
93/100
0713313, $ 24.95

Red wines

Pinot Noir, “008, Sonoma-Cutrer, Sonoma County, California
A terroir-driven pinot noir from a focused winery aiming at Burgundian-style wines.
Strawberry aromas, medium to fully body and remarkably intense wine to savour on its own, or with delicate red meat dishes.
91/100
0140723, $ 29.95
Good value

Pinot Noir, 2009, Greystone, New Zealand
New Zealand is now producing very fine pinot noirs, and this wine proves the suitability the grape in this South Island terroir.
Dark cherry and ripe plum flavours, with savoury spicy undertones from barrel aging. Subtle and refined.
90/100
0271312, $ 37.95

Chateau De Nages, Cuvee Joseph Torres, 2009, R. Gassier Cotes du Rhone
A blend of 95 per cent syrah, and 5 mourvedre, this is an excellent effort exuding blackberry, coffee, and chocolate aromas. Full bodied, powerful and full of appealing flavours.
89/100
0736876, $ 21.95

Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007, Stag’s leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley, California
Masterfully balanced, powerful, fruity and full-bodied. Requires at least three to four years of cellaring to reach full maturity. Your patience will be amply rewarded.
90/100
0708982, $46.96

The Ripper Shiraz, 2008, Hope Winery, Western Australia
Generally, Australian shiraz wines originate in South Australia. This shiraz from Western Australia offers a fragrant bouquet of blackberry and black pepper aromas and savoury accents. Full-bodied, eminently enjoyable wine with plenty of interesting and appealing flavours.
92/100
0686865, $ 21.95

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