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SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018

VINTAGES

23

PUGLIA

MASSERIE PISARI PRIMITIVO 2014

IGT Salento Rosso

TASTING NOTE: The grapes of Puglia enjoy

plentiful sunshine and cooling ocean breezes

that help promote the region’s notably fruity,

structured, robust wines. This 2014 Primitivo

has a wealth of bright strawberry that meshes

very nicely with suggestions of herbs, dried

fruit, and toast to produce a layered, complex,

satisfying wine. (Vintages panel, June 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

750 mL (D)

$13.95

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LA ENCINA CENTENARIA OLD VINES

MONASTRELL 2014

DOC Alicante

(Vinessens)

TASTINGNOTE: Another new red blend, at least

for me, the 2014 La Encina Centenaria feels

earthier, with more influence fromMonastrell

with aromas of tree bark and esparto grass, and

elegant rusticity in the palate. It has good depth

and balance. Quite classical in style, with

vinification and upbringing in oak barrels for

one year. A nice addition to the portfolio, with

more contained ripeness than some of the more

expensive wines. Drink Date: 2016-2018.

Score:

90

(Luis Gutierrez,

robertparker.com

,

June 29, 2016 )

Full-bodied & Smooth

750 mL (XD) $16.95

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SPIRITS

SCOTCH WHISKY

ARDBEG AN OA ISLAY SINGLE MALT

Unchillfiltered

TASTING NOTE: While the newwhisky still

presents with peat on the nose, the pale

green-golden elixir is definitely softer on the

palate, revealing notes of chocolate and toffee

up front, which giveway to hints of smoked

tea leaves and a touch of that Ardbeg peatiness,

interlacedwith sweet undertones thanks to the

inclusion ofwhiskies that have aged exclusively

in those PX sherry casks. The flavors are fully

integrated and delivered via a creamy mouth-

feel. (Adam McDowell,

robbreport.com

,

Sept. 8, 2017)

750 mL

$127.95

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ROBERT BURNS ARRAN SINGLE MALT

(Isle of Arran Distillers)

TASTING NOTE: Bright pale yellow colour.

Intense, faintly peppery, slightly honeyed,

gently spicy, ripe lemon nose with some

caramel-vanilla notes. Dry, medium bodied,

well balanced, very bright, slightly spicy, ripe

plummy lemon-tinged flavours with hints of

caramel and honey on the lingering finish.

Score:

90

(Michael Vaughan,

vintageassess-

ments.com

, Jan. 7, 2017)

700 mL

$49.95

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