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38 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

NEW ZEALAND

–WHITEWINE

VILLA MARIA CELLAR SELECTION

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: Key lime pie, peach and peppery

floral notes are exuberant, with the intensity reaching

a crescendo on the finish. Drink now. Score:

90

(MaryAnn Worobiec,

winespectator.com

,

July 31, 2017)

Aromatic & Flavourful

974527

(XD) 750 mL

$19.95

1

NEW ZEALAND

– REDWINE

KIM CRAWFORD SMALL PARCELS

RISE & SHINE PINOT NOIR 2014

Central Otago, South Island

TASTING NOTE: Creamy, with accents of baking

spices and vanilla bean to the ripe black cherry core.

Toast and cocoa details linger on the finish. Drink

now through 2026. Score:

90

(MaryAnn Worobiec,

winespectator.com

, Oct. 31, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

035337

(D)

750 mL

$29.95

2

SOUTH AFRICA

–WHITEWINE

RUSTENBERG CHARDONNAY 2015

WO Stellenbosch

TASTING NOTE: An impressive Stellenbosch

Chardonnay that wouldn’t look out of place in Corton-

Charlemagne with its complex leesy character. A

mosaic of smoke and flint adds considerable interest

to this charming wine. Plush aromas of buttery

lemons, biscuits and honeydewmelon translate well

onto the palate. This wine combines power with

restraint, richness with acidity, due in part to expertly

handled oak. The intensity is palpable, and the flavour

and aroma characteristics last a lifetime in the mouth.

Drinking Window: 2017-2021. (Blind tasted by:

Tim Atkin, MW; John Hoskins, MW; Greg Sherwood,

MW) Score:

95

(

decanter.com

, April 2017)

Full-bodied & Rich

598631

(XD) 750 mL

$19.95

2

AUSTRALIA

– REDWINE

CONT’D

MOLLYDOOKER THE BOXER SHIRAZ 2016

South Australia

(Sarah & Sparky Marquis)

Mollydooker’s owners, Sarah and Sparky Marquis,

have made a real name for themselves internationally

by putting fun first and foremost (right behind quality)

in their wines. Eye-catching and entertaining labels

are all well and good, but if the juice in the bottle

doesn’t keep step, it’s all for naught. High praise and

even higher scores from the likes of

robertparker.com

and

winespectator.com

– and an ever-increasing

collection of international awards – show they are

delivering on all fronts. This one will be a robust,

intensely powerful wine, fitting its pugilistic branding,

but with deft and drinkable personality.

Full-bodied & Smooth

246595

(XD) 750 mL

$32.95

2

Featured in

Power Rangers

PIRRAMIMMA PETIT VERDOT 2014

McLaren Vale, South Australia

The award-winning Pirramimma has a particular talent

for Petit Verdot, which they first released in 1994

following 11 years of experimentation. Pirramimma

consistently coaxes big aromas and flavours from

their Petit Verdot, delivering notes such as rich dark

fruit, cigar box and earth, with lifted red flowers.

Look for a structured wine with impressive balance

that will be a major hit with grilled steak.

Full-bodied & Firm

986752

(XD) 750 mL

$26.95

2

TWO HANDS SEXY BEAST

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

McLaren Vale, South Australia

The McLaren Vale benefits from cool coastal breezes

that help moderate temperatures. The region’s red

wines are notably intense, and the area produces fine

examples of Cabernet Sauvignon. This one from

Two Hands has earned a solid following here with

Vintages customers and will certainly live up to all

expectations. Look for a wine of great character,

concentration and depth with impressive dark fruit,

cassis and chocolate tones.

Full-bodied & Firm

219469

(XD) 750 mL

$27.95

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