Professor B's September 29 Vintages Release Pick.


The second release of fall 2012 Vintages is full of fine wines at reasonable prices.

Isle Of Arran Sleeping Warrior Single Malt
On the nose you can detect milk chocolate with raisins, vanilla and caramel. On the palate, sherry, fruity spice, cherry, ginger and vanilla flavours stand out. Smooth and highly refines whisky.
0285908, 700 ml. $ 99.95

Dessert Wines

Szamorodni Sweet Tokaji, 2006, Puklus, Tokaji, Hungary
Szamorodni in Hungarian means “as it is grown” is a class of Tokaji that can be either sweet or dry pending on the amount of botrysized grapes in the mix. This slightly oxidative wine has a flavour profile all of its own. It tastes of apricots, and nuts, and has smooth balanced mouth feel.
Good value.
0179374, 500 ml $ 18.95

Cabernet Franc Icewine, 2010, Tawse, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Cabernet franc suits the terroir of Niagara Peninsula beautifully. This icewine smells of candied and dried fruits, with herbal and vegetal undertones. Silky smooth with a luscious texture, and exquisitely well balanced.
030635, 200ml $ 34.95

White wines

Chenin Blanc, 2009, Simonsig, South Africa
This wine was aged in 400 litre French oak barrels for 11 months. It offers distinct varietal character with dried honey and lanolin flavours. Well balanced, and refined. An excellent effort
0282772, $ 28.95

Riesling Reserve, 2009, Trimbach, Alsace, France
Trimbach is one of the oldest, and respected wineries of Alsace.
This riesling offers racy acidity with subtle flavours of apple, and almond along with an excellent balance and lingering aftertaste.
0995316, $ 24.95

Pouilly Fume, 2011, Gilles Blanchet, Loire, France
Rivals the aromas and flavours of neighbouring Sancerre. It is bright, smells of cut grass, has appreciable minerality, and contains a hint of asparagus smell. Aromatic, refined with a long aftertaste.
Serve with marinated squid rings or other seafood.
0141747, $ 19.95

Red wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, Duckhorn, Napa Valley, California
Aromas of chocolate macaroons, maraschino cherries, vanilla, blackberry and toasty oak, waft out of the glass. The tannins are velvety, the wine smooth, full-bodied, and superbly balanced.
0024190, $ 74.95

Pinot Noir, 2009, Elk Cove, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Oregon’s Willamette valley is well known for its pinot noir wines. This pinot noir is inviting and invigorating with black currant, plum and white pepper aromas. In the mouth, the wine shows its polished tannins and lively acidity, and envelopes the tongue with its a refined mouth feel.
0234484, $ 37.95

Grove Vinyard Pinot Noir, 2009, Riorret Merricks, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Mornington Peninsula in teh southern Victoria is now becoming famous for its pinot noir and chardonnay wines.
This pinot noir smells of ripe cherries, cardamom, anmd faintly of “forest floor”. It is juicy and vibrant. Midweight with a silky and invigorating mouth fee refines, and sophisticated. Outstanding balance and long aftertaste.
0282657, $ 34.95

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