Wine, Wine Reviews

Professor B’s Vintages November 9 Release Recommendations


Vintages releases become bigger as the Festive Season gets closer.
This is a large release with many liqueurs, spirits and sparkling wines.
Here are my recommendations:


Liquore Alla Camomilla In Grappa Finissima, Sibona, Italy

This delightful camomile flavoured grappa based liqueur seems special created for a leisurely after-meal conversations with a fine cup of coffee.
0285775, $ 37.95

Fortified wine

30-Year-Old Tawny, Taylor-Fladgate, Douro valley, Portugal
This is an exceptional tawny exuding nutty dried fruit aromas and caramel notes. It has rich flavour is very smooth with a massive finish. 93/100
0540252, $ 180.95

In Store Discovery

Dessert wine

Acinatum Recioto di Soave, 2006, Suavia, Veneto, Italy
Garganega grapes dried in well ventilated, cool rooms, yield this fascinating, deep-amber coloured, sweet, intensely flavoured sweet, but well balanced delight.
0355990, 375 ml $ 34.95

Sparkling wine

Dom Perignon Dark Jewel Rose, 2002, Moet et Chandon, Champagne, France
An absolutely stunning rose that Moet et Chandon’s cellar master produces only in vintages deemed extraordinary. It explodes on the palate with endless, ripe white fruits aromas. Full bodied, superbly balanced.
0345678, $ 307.95

White wines

Highland Chardonnay, 2010, Morgan, Santa Lucia Highlands, California
A chardonnay emanating green apple, toasted almond, hazelnut, and brioche toast aromas. Smooth, powerful, and well balanced, with a long aftertaste.
0953273, $ 31.95

Puligny Montrachet, 2010, Michel Picard, Burgundy, France
Aromas of ripe pears and mineral notes greet the nose. The wine is rich, layered with clean and impeccably balanced.
0069039, $ 52.95

Also recommended

Cuvee Les Galtins Pouilly Fume, 2012, Domaine de Congy, Loire, France
0244780 $ 25.95

Chablis, 2011, Harve Azo, Chablis, Burgundy, France
0185736, $ 19.95

Chardonnay, 2010, Cloudy Bay, New Zealand
0359513, $ 29.95

Red wines

Quintessa, 2009, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, petite verdot, and merlot, this fine but powerful red wine exudes blackcurrant aromas. It is full bodied, deeply flavoured and suitable for medium-rare steaks, roast rack of lamb and other suitable foods.
0238279, $ 129.95

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