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36 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

VIÑA TARAPACÁ GRAN RESERVA

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

Maipo Valley

TASTING NOTE: Another classic from Tarapacá.

This one has grip, pirecing tannins, and clearly herbal

flavours. Very Maipo. Score:

92

(Patricio Tapia,

Descorchados

, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

018721

(XD)

750 mL

$17.95

2

AUSTRALIA

–WHITEWINE

D’ARENBERG THE HERMIT CRAB

VIOGNIER/MARSANNE 2016

McLaren Vale, South Australia

TASTING NOTE: This is a flavourful blend of two

prominent white Rhone varieties. It is very spicy, with

lifted aromas of melon, orange, anise and nutmeg. It

is medium-full bodied, quite intense, hot, spicy and

rather coarse, with excellent length. Needs to be well

chilled and served with spicy fare. Intense. Score:

88

(David Lawrason,

winealign.com

, Aug. 9, 2017)

Aromatic & Flavourful

662775

(XD)

750 mL

$17.95

1

ROBERT OATLEY SIGNATURE SERIES

CHARDONNAY 2016

Margaret River, Western Australia

Margaret River Chardonnays are known for their

complexity and expressively elaborate flavours.

This one from Robert Oatley has won a considerable

following among Vintages customers, who are

delighted by its sophistication and approachability.

It’s always an intense, rich, perfectly balanced

wine that suggests ripe peach, pear, apple and grape-

fruit citrus notes.

Full-bodied & Rich

350900

(XD)

750 mL

$18.95

2

CHILE

– REDWINE

LAPOSTOLLE

RED BLEND 2013

Rapel Valley

TASTING NOTE: Aromas of tar, licorice and black

currants. Full body, firm tannins and a long and fresh

finish. A tight and well-structured young red. Excellent

wine for the money. Better in 2018. Score:

93

(James Suckling,

jamessuckling.com

, July 7, 2015)

Full-bodied & Smooth

524892

(XD)

750 mL

$17.95

2

PÉREZ CRUZ LIMITED EDITION

CARMENÈRE 2015

Maipo Valley

TASTING NOTE: Herbal and deliciously sweet fruits

that balance out the vegetal side. For beef empanadas.

Score:

91

(Patricio Tapia,

Descorchados

, 2017)

Full-bodied & Firm

670539

(XD)

750 mL

$19.95

2

PÉREZ CRUZ PIRCAS DE LIGUAI

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

Maipo Valley

TASTING NOTE: The top of the range Cabernet

Sauvignon ... matured in new and second use French

oak barrels for 16 months. The wine has the light

and the brightness, balsamic and very classical Maipo.

You’d never mistake this for a Bordeaux, but it has

the seriousness of the tannins that made Bordeaux

famous. This comes from a cold year that provided very

good freshness and wines that are developing very

slowly ... It’s very drinkable but should also develop

more complexity in bottle ... A textbook Maipo

Cabernet ... Drink date: 2017-2023. Score:

93

(Luis

Gutierrez,

robertparker.com

, April 28, 2017 )

Full-bodied & Firm

536839

(XD)

750 mL

$29.95

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