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38 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

NEW ZEALAND

– REDWINE

CLOUDY BAY PINOT NOIR 2015

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: Pale to medium ruby-purple

colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir has pretty violet, red

cherry and warm raspberry scents with a hint of

cinnamon and dusty earth. Soft, elegant and medium-

bodied, it gives lovely purity and a more understated

expression. Drink Date: 2016-2021. Score:

90

(Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW,

robertparker.com

,

Dec. 30, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

598813

(XD)

750 mL

$46.95

2

WHITEHAVEN

PINOT NOIR 2013

Marlborough, South Island

TASTING NOTE: This was sourced from select sites

in six vineyards in the Awatere Valley, Wairau Valley

and Southern Valley sub-regions of Marlborough.

This is an earthy Pinot, with ripe cherry and red fruit

with a spicy undertone. Well-made and structured,

with a long, dry finish. (Vintages panel, Sept. 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

532929

(XD)

750 mL

$24.95

2

SOUTH AFRICA

–WHITEWINE

DE WETSHOF LESCA ESTATE

CHARDONNAY 2016

WO Robertson

TASTING NOTE: A ripe style, but with the zip for

focus and balance. A racy quinine note drives the

core of yellow apple, pear and green fig fruit. A

light hazelnut edge adds range on the finish. Drink

now through 2019. Score:

92

(James Molesworth,

winespectator.com

, 2017)

Full-bodied & Rich

355438

(XD)

750 mL

$24.95

2

AUSTRALIA

– REDWINE

CONT’D

YALUMBA THE SCRIBBLER

CABERNET/SHIRAZ 2013

Barossa, South Australia

TASTING NOTE: The 2013 The Scribbler Cabernet

Shiraz opens with expressive cassis, eucalyptus,

dark chocolate and mulberry notes, over aromas of

some pencil shavings and baking spices. A blend of

51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Shiraz, the wine

has a medium body and good structure. This blend

is firm, grainy and muscular, with great length. Drink

Date: 2016-2023. Score:

91+

(Lisa Perrotti-Brown,

MW,

robertparker.com

, June 29, 2016)

Full-bodied & Firm

165811

(XD)

750 mL

$23.95

2

ZONTE’S FOOTSTEP

HILLS ARE ALIVE SHIRAZ 2015

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

TASTING NOTE: Dark deep purple color. Spicy,

green aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, spicy

blueberry pie, menthol lozenge, and cappuccino

gelato with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium-to-full body

and an even, layered, medium-long spiced nuts,

white toffee, and peppery spices finish with fine

tannins and light oak. A lush, spicy shiraz that is sure

to please. Exceptional. Score:

92

(

tastings.com

,

Nov. 7, 2016)

Full-bodied & Smooth

522342

(XD)

750 mL

$19.95

2

NEW ZEALAND

–WHITEWINE

STONELEIGH LATITUDE

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

Marlborough, South Island

The Stoneleigh Vineyard is situated on the northern

side of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. The area

is known locally as the “Golden Mile” of vineyards.

Stoneleigh took its name from the stones that cover

the vineyard. These are the remains of an ancient

river bed, and they assist in ripening the grapes by

reflecting the heat of the sun during the day and

releasing the retained heat during the night. You can

expect a wine with impressive tropical fruit, herbs

and mineral tones.

Aromatic & Flavourful

324228

(XD)

750 mL

$21.95

2