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Professor B’s March 29 2014 vintages Release Recommendations

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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.

Spirit

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.
92/100
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
92/100
0169045, $ 30.95

White Wines

Chassagn-Montrachet, 2011, Maison Roche De Bellene, Burgundy, France
Intense, with an excellent mouth feel. Refined and sophisticated.
91/100
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.
91/100
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.
91/100
0249425, $ 73.95

Also recommended

Four feathers, 2011, Featherstone, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
90/100
0341586, $ 14.95

Buena Vista Chardonnay, 2011, Boisset Family Estates, Carneros, California, U.S.A.
92/100
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.
91/100
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.
93/100
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.
91/100
0606905, $ 22.95

Also recommended

Shiraz, 2009, cathedral cellar,
South africa
90/100
0561142, $ 15.95

Chateau batailley, 2010, pauillac, bordeaux, france
93/100
0259218, $ 68.95

Les hauts de pontet-canet, 2010, pauillac, bordeaux, france
90/100
0258491, $ 62.85

Pinot noir, 2010, duck pond, fries family celalrs, willamette valley, oregon, u.s.a
93/100
0427872, $ 25.95

Othello, 2009, christian moueix, napa valley, california, u.s.a
90/100
0156539, $ 42.95

Cabernet sauvignon. 2010, rodney strong, alexander valley, sonoma county, california, u.s.a.
90/100
0382325, $ 59.95

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