Wine, Wine Reviews

Professor B’s March 29 2014 vintages Release Recommendations


Generally, Vintages releases are themed, and feature a country or a region, plus selections from a number of countries all over the world.

This release offers a little more than 80 wines, a few spirits, and two fortified wines.


Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Rock Hill Farms, Kentucky, U.S.A
Aromatic nose of walnuts, and distinct maize aromas. Very smooth, despite its 50 per cent ABV with a fine mid-palate and silky finish.
0272294, $ 90.95

Fortified wine

Colheite Port 1997, Dalva, Douro Valley, Portugal
Toffee, hazelnut and dried fig aromas. Tawny appearance due t long aging. Excellent dessert or sipping wine
0169045, $ 30.95

White Wines

Chassagn-Montrachet, 2011, Maison Roche De Bellene, Burgundy, France
Intense, with an excellent mouth feel. Refined and sophisticated.
0241158, $ 49.95

Robyn’s Block Chardonnay, 2010, Tawse, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
A fine single-vineyard chardonnay from a quality-oriented winery. Full bodied. Aromas of pears and apples waft out of the glass. Creamy with a long finish.
0662841, $ 45.95

Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay, 2011, Joseph Phelps, Sonoma Coast, California, U.S.A.
This is a winery that places quality above any other consideration. Aromas of grilled pineapples, peach and apple dominate. Full bodied, layered with a refreshing finish.
0249425, $ 73.95

Also recommended

Four feathers, 2011, Featherstone, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
0341586, $ 14.95

Buena Vista Chardonnay, 2011, Boisset Family Estates, Carneros, California, U.S.A.
0067405, $ 23.95

Red wines

Red Tail Merlot, 2011, Featherstone, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
A ‘juicy” fruity, full- bodied wine with a fine midpalate and long finish.
O131540, $ 19.95

Pinot noir, 2012, decoy, sonoma county, california, u.s.a.
This pinot noir confirms the versatility of terroirs of sonoma county.
Cherry aromas are discernible. In teh mouth the wine offers earthyt flavours, is smooth and refined. A fine wine to match with roast rack of lamb, or grilled lamb chops, or roast duck.
0191833, $ 34.95

Metricup shiraz, 2010, evans and tate, margaret river, western australia
A medium bodied, “juicy’ wine offering cherry, pepper and spice aromas.
Fully ripe fruit with an underyling elegant acidity makes this wine an excellent candidate for roast leg of lamb, pan-fried scallopine of provimi veal, game pates, and roast breast of duck.
0606905, $ 22.95

Also recommended

Shiraz, 2009, cathedral cellar,
South africa
0561142, $ 15.95

Chateau batailley, 2010, pauillac, bordeaux, france
0259218, $ 68.95

Les hauts de pontet-canet, 2010, pauillac, bordeaux, france
0258491, $ 62.85

Pinot noir, 2010, duck pond, fries family celalrs, willamette valley, oregon, u.s.a
0427872, $ 25.95

Othello, 2009, christian moueix, napa valley, california, u.s.a
0156539, $ 42.95

Cabernet sauvignon. 2010, rodney strong, alexander valley, sonoma county, california, u.s.a.
0382325, $ 59.95

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