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Wine Tasting August 5 Vintages Release Recommendations

Wine tasting
Wine tasting

Generally, Vintages releases offer more and better tasting Argentinean wines. This release offers a few unremarkable white and red wines from Argentina, despite the advertisement that it features Argentine is the featured country, along with emerging European wine producers.

Emerging European wines on offer are from Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia and Georgia. Strictly speaking, Armenia and Georgia are located in Asia, but how Vintages management managed to place both in Europe is a mystery!

The only red wine that stood out is from Armenia and which an Argentine winemaker made helped by Michel Rolland, the world famous flying wine consultant from Bordeaux.

My recommendations follow.

Spirits

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, John B. Stetson, Kentucky, U S A
This twice copper still- distilled Bourbon was aged for more than four years in American white oak barrels. It is silky smooth, intense, with a spicy finish.
89+/100
700 ml., $ 48.95

Also recommended

Old Weller Antique 107 Straight Bourbon, Weller Distillery, Kentucky, U S A
89/100
750ml., $ 34.95

Ceobanach Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain, Islay, Scotland.
89+/100
$ 100.95

Sparkling wines

Origin Brut Champagne, Tribaut, Champagne, France
88+/100
$ 34.95

Elyssia Gran Cuvee Brut Cava, Freixenet, Penedes, Spain
87+/100
$ 19.95

Dessert wine

Vidal Icewine, 2015, Riverwiev Cellars, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
Smells of dried apples, and floral aromas emanate.
Smooth, balanced, with a vibrancy core and great harmony.
90/100
375 ml., $ 50.05

White wines

Private Reserve Chardonnay, 2015, Bringer, Napa Valley, California
Golden colour. A typical high alcohol (14.9 ABV) California chardonnay. Full bodied, offers citrus aromas and toasted oak flavours.
A fine wine to enjoy now, or cellar for three to four years”
88/100
No price provided

Also recommended

Diamond Collection Label Chardonnay, 2015, Francis Coppola, Napa Valley, California
78+/100
$ 23.95

Chardonnay, 2015, Hogue Cellar, Washington State, U S A
87+/100
$ 15.95

Gewurztraminer, 2015, Henri Ehrhart, Alsace, France
88+/100
$ 21.95

Signature Series Chardonnay, 2015, Robert Oatley, Margaret River, Western Australia
87+/100
$ 18.95

Pouilly Fuisse, 2015, Jean-Pierre Seve, Burgundy, France
88+/100
$ 29.95

Red wines

Gran Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Bodega Piedra Negra, Jacques et Francois Lurton, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
Dark red with violet reflections. Offers black currant aromas underlined with nutty flavours, Full bodied, intense, tightly wound. Long finish. Cellar for at least four years, and ideally for six to years.
89/100
$ 24.95

Shiraz/Viognier, 2015, The Black Chook, McLaren Vale/Padthaway, South Australia
Dark brilliant red. Aromas of black currant and mulberries waft out of the glass. Full=bodied, intense, well balanced, and refined. Cellar for three years.
89+é/00
No price

Also recommended

Paisaje De Tupungato, 201, Finca Flichman, Mendoza, Argentina
89/100
$ 18.95

Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015, Finca Sophenia, Mendoza, Argentina
89/100
$ 17.95

Karas Red, 2016, Tierras de Armenia, Armavir Region, Armenia
86/100
No price

Barolo, 2012, Rocca, Piedmont, Italy
89/100
$ 38.95

Corvina Veronese, 2015, La Collina dei Ciliegi, Veneto, Italy
88+/100
$ 14.95

Tres Picos Garnacha, 2015, Borsao, Campo de Borja, Spain
89/100
$ 19.95

Red Crianza, 2012, Legon, Ribera del Duero, Spain
89/100
$ 19.95

Gran Reserva, 2007, Vina Olabarri, Rioja, Spain
89/100
$ 24.95

Finca del Marquesado Reserva, 2009, Bodegas Valdemar, Rioja Spain
89/100
$ 17.95

Rose wines

Rose, 2016, Featherstone, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
85/100
$ 15.95

Chateau De Selle Coeur De Grain Rose,2016, Domaine Ott, Provence, France
85/10
$ 47.95

Rose.105, Miraval, Provence, France
85/100
Magnum $ 46.95

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3 Comments

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  2. All the recommendations are nice. Exploring different wines is a nice thing. Wine is my love.

  3. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

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