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Professor B’s September 19 Vintages Release Recommendations

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Wine tasting

The second release of September sets the tone to what we can expect in future releases that will culminate with the Christmas release at the beginning do December.

This is a very large release with well over 130 wines, spirits, liqueurs, and only one sake.
The main feature is Ontario with a sizeable selection of Ribera del Duero region in Spain.

There are more red wines than usual and which are worth buying and cellaring, but I listed nine due to space restrictions.

Spirits

Corryvrecken Islay Single Malt Scotch, Ardbeg, Scotland
Peat, and hints of caramel greet the nose. This is a pale, fine Islay whisky that stands out with its power and length in finish.
89+/100
$ 188.95

Williams Feiner Birnenbrand, J Hoermann, Germany
Distinct pear aromas waft out of the glass. Peppery, complex and spicy flavour. Long finish.
Enjoy well chilled in a snifter, after an extended meal.
90/100
500 ml $ 36.95

Il Merlot Di Nonino Monovitigno Grappa, Distilleria Nonino, Italy
This distillery is famous for its distinct vapour distillation technique. Merlot skins were sued exclusively to produce this flavourful and smooth grappa.
90/100
700 ml. $ 59.95

Angelus Cardenal Mendoza, Sanchez Romate, Xerez de la Frontera, Spain
Highly aromatic Seville orange aromas. In the mouth, this smooth and “warm” brandy displays spice and biscuit flavours. Excellent finish.
90+/100
$ 54.95

Fortified wines

Quinta dos Malvedos Vintage Port 2004, Graham, Douro, Portugal
Jet black colour. A still youthful wine that can be cellared fro at least another decade, or4 longer. Everything a vintage port should offer is there – fruit, balance, power, mouth feel and finish.
90+/100
375 ml $ 29.95

Liqueur

Himbeer Liqueur, Seyringer, Austria
Intense raspberry nose. Sweet, but balanced. Intense, and delectable with a fine cup of Colombian supreme coffee.
92/100
500 ml $ 21.95

Sake

Strawberry Nigori Sake, Homare, Japan
A blend of strawberry juice and sake. A fruity, low alcohol sake that can be enjoyed a s patio sipper, or over an animated conversation with friends or family.
86/100
500 ml $ 21.75

Dessert wine

Chateau Doisy-Vedrine, 2003, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Vibrant gold colour. Intense aromas of dried pineapple, pecan pie, and honey waft out of the glass. Intense and very well balanced. 91/100
375 ml $ 36.95

Sparkling wines

Expression Brut Premier Cru, Rene Geoffroy, Champagne, France
This pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay blend offers a rich mouth feel and vibrant fruit aromas.
An elegant and refined champagne.
90/100
$ 49.95

Also recommended

Reserve Brut Blanquette de Limoux, 2012, Antech, Southern France
88/100
$ 16.95

Grave di Stecco Brut Prosecco, 2011, Nino Franco, Veneto, Italy
88+/100
$ 39.95

White wines

Estate Chardonnay, 2013, Westcott, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
The estate chardonnay represents a superior selection. Once reserve quality barrels have been removed, remaining superior flavoured barrels are bottled as estate brand.
This wine offers vanilla, pear/apple aromas. In the mouth, it is creamy and buttery with slightly spicy and elegant finish.
89+/100
$ 26.00

Scharzhofberger Spatlese Riesling, 2012, Bischofliche Weinguter Trier, Mosel, Germany
Deep yellow colour. Boasts of floral and exotic fruit aromas. In
the mouth, it is light and elegant. Superbly long finish.
Enjoy on its wine in front of a crackling fire, or with ripe, fresh peaches, nectarines or apricots.
89+/100
$ 31.95

Dijon Clone Chardonnay, 2013, Scott, California, U.S.A.
Brilliant yellow. Smells of tropical fruits, vanilla, and `toasty oak`. A typical; high alcohol California chardonnay with a velvety mouth feel.
90+é100
$ 28.95

Also recommended

Chardonnay, 2012, Matanzas Creek, Sonoma County, California
90/100
$ 45.95

The vanilla Chenin Blanc, 2013, Pella, South Africa
87/100
$ 14.95

Les Lunelus Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, 2014, La Confrerie des Vignerons de Oisly, Loire Valley, France
89/100
$ 14.95

Red wines

Inspiracion Seleccion, 2010, Valdemar, Rioja, Spain
Brilliant crimson. Smells of black cherries. Toasty flavour. Well balanced, and harmonious.
“Juicy” and refined with a birght and clean finish.
91/100
$ 19.95

Cotes Du Roussillon-Villages, 2012, Hecht et Bannier, Languedoc, France
Brilliant dark red. Berry and herb aromas jump out of the glass. Full bodied, well extracted, and structured. A highly enjoyable food wine with deeply flavoured foods. Roast rib of beef, game stews, roast rack of venison, hard cheeses, roast filet of beef Sauce Choron.
90+/100
$ 24.95

Angel’s Share Shiraz, Two hands, McLaren Vale, South Australia
Brilliant inky red. Boasts of blackberry and plums. Full bodied. Well balanced, layered flavours, and powerful. Long and satisfying finish.
91+/100
$ 27.95

Also recommended

Isoceles, 2012, Justin, Paso Robles, California
90/100
$ 117.95

Cabernet sauvignon, 2013, Rutherford Ranch, Napa Valley, California
89/100
$ 24.95

Chateau Montrose, 2011, St Estephe, Bordeaux, France
90+/100
$ 169.95

Rompesedas, 2006, Coral Duero, Toro, Spain
89+/100
$ 19.95

Ardal Reserva, 2006,Bodegas Balbas,
90/100
$ 19.95

Yaso Tinto de Toro, Toro, Spain
91/100
$ 22.95

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