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42 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

TESSELLAE OLD VINES

GRENACHE/SYRAH/MOURVÈDRE

CÔTES DU ROUSSILLON 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: An incredible value from Jean-Marc

Lafage is the 2015 Tessellae Old Vines Grenache

Syrah Mourvedre, which is 50%Grenache, 40%Syrah

and 10%Mourvedre from 70-year-old vines and

brought up all in concrete tank. A ripe, expansive,

full-bodied and undeniably sexy red that has beautiful

notes of kirsch liqueur, blueberries, pepper and violets,

it has ripe and present tannin, straight up fabulous

purity and a great finish. This is another one of those

wines where you just have to tell yourself you spent

more than you actually did. The wine really is this good.

Drink Date: 2017-2022. Score:

93

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robertparker.com

, April 28, 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

343517

(XD)

750 mL

$18.95

2

RHÔNE

BROTTE DOMAINE BARVILLE

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Deep ruby. Intense, deeply

perfumed aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri

and incense carry a zesty mineral overtone. Plush,

broad and seamless on the palate, offering alluringly

sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors and a hint

of candied lavender that emerges slowly on the back

half. Finishes smooth, sweet and very long, displaying

great focus and gently firming, slow-building tannins.

The blend of richness and vivacity here is quite impres-

sive. Score:

92-94

(Josh Raynolds,

vinous.com

,

March 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

148841

(XD)

750 mL

$49.95

2

CAVE DE TAIN GRAND CLASSIQUE

CROZES-HERMITAGE 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Saturated, deep black-red in colour

with a pure, exuberant and exciting scent mingling

notes of smoke, bramble, blackberry, blackcurrant and

redcurrant. The flavours are joyful. There’s a fruit core

of singing lyricism, both vivid and fresh without being

acidulous; the wine is tannic enough to give its fruit

shape and gravitas but not roughness or austerity; and

it has overtones which bring light and shade to the

wine via faint notes of smoke, of cleansing bitterness,

of the saltiness which is such a hallmark of parts of

Crozes, and of the ‘stony’ flavours which lovers of

terroir wine crave. A gorgeous success. Score:

93

(Andrew Jefford,

Decanter

, July 18, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

572230

(D)

750 mL

$23.95

2

FRANCE

– REDWINE

CONT’D

BEAUJOLAIS

DOMAINE DE NUGUES

BEAUJOLAIS-VILLAGES 2014

AC

TASTING NOTE: Dark red. Smoke-accented aromas

of dried cherry and red currant, and an earthy rhubarb

nuance in the background. Juicy and focused, offering

gently sweet red fruit and candied lavender flavors

that put on weight and spread out slowly on the back

half. A spicy note appears on the smooth, gently tannic

finish, which lingers with very good persistence. I’ve

drunk well-stored bottles of this wine that had hit their

tenth birthday gracefully. Score:

90

(Josh Raynolds,

vinous.com

, June 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

526533

(XD)

750 mL

$16.95

2

BURGUNDY

JOSEPH DROUHIN BOURGOGNE

PINOT NOIR 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Drouhin is one of the most trusted

(and certainly one of the best-known) producers in

Burgundy. This 2015 Bourgogne is an impressive

Pinot – especially at this price. Crafted in an approach-

able and lighter style, this is lifted and floral with red

fruit tones including cherry, strawberry and cranberry

with spice and mineral adding depth. A fine choice

for newcomers to Burgundy, and an excellent mid-

week option for fans. This will add a dash of class to

your dinner and will be great with turkey or salmon.

(Vintages panel, Feb. 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

512574

(XD)

750 mL

$24.95

2

MIDI

CHÂTEAU L’HOSPITALET LA RÉSERVE

ROUGE 2014

La Clape, AC Coteaux du Languedoc

TASTING NOTE: Full-bodied but supple, this red

shows dried blackberry, plum and dark chocolate

notes, flanked by herb and licorice aromas. Offers a

chewy, smoky finish. Drink now through 2022.

Score:

90

(Gillian Sciaretta,

winespectator.com

,

Nov. 15, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

682492

(XD)

750 mL

$28.95

2