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  1. $474.00

    Castell d'Encus

    Costers del Segre (Spain), Spain (Spain)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    3 bottles x Thalarn 2012

    3 bottles x Quest 2011

     

    "The 2012 Thalarn is a great cool-climate Syrah, reminiscent of a Northern Rhone, or rather a Syrah from Valais, with its wild, slightly rustic character. Right now it is covered by the baby fat and the aromas from the best French oak money can buy, as it’s extremely young, and needs some years to grow up. While delicious right now, it will only get better if you wait. It has a fine palate, with a silky texture and saturated, round tannins. The 2008, the first vintage from a cool year which only reached 11.3% alcohol, is sublime now, if that gives you a hint about drinking windows. Drink 2015-2022."

    95 points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate's Robert Parker, Feb 2014

     

    Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh blueberry and woodsmoke, with a suave floral quality emerging with air. Sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors put on weight with and pick up a floral pastille nuance. Fresh and energetic, with a lingering note of dark berry preserves on the supple finish.

    96 points - Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine

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  2. $45.00

    Stratus Vineyards

    Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

    1 x 200 ml

    Foie gras, Sweets, Tarte tatin


    Very pretty, candied strawberry and raspberry, high-toned violets on the nose. This is an excellent example; one of the best red Icewines I've come across, without the concentrated bell pepper essence that often characterizes Icewines made as a last resort when fruit didn't ripen sufficiently to make table wine. Long finish. Well balanced. Superb. Harvested during the night at temperatures between -10° and -12°C. Juice from the frozen berries was slowly removed using a traditional wooden basket press to extract the most color possible, then settled in stainless steel tanks. The juice was fermented at cool temperatures using selected yeast to retain volatile aromatics. After a short aging period in stainless steel, the wine was settled, filtered, and bottled by gravity.

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  3. $275.40

    James Mitchell

    California (USA), Central Valley (USA), USA (USA)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    Full bodied and fruit forward, this robust and flavorful wine is all about honest to goodness ripe blackberry and dark cherry, warm spice, smoky mocha and vanilla from oak aging. The tannins are well integrated and the finish is nice and long. It goes down great with a juicy steak, barbeque ribs or a soul satisfying hamburger. > Learn More

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