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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

SEPTEMBER 2017

17 VINTAGES

STONESTREET UPPER BARN

CHARDONNAY 2014

Alexander Valley

TaSTING NOTE:

From a site made famous

by Helen Turley when she was buying its

fruit, the 2014 Chardonnay upper Barn is

at an 1,800-foot elevation and spent

11 months in 52% new French oak. a

killer Chardonnay (as it always has been),

the wine offers up notes of wet gravel,

citrus oil, apple blossom, orange marmalade,

honeysuckle, and a hint of almond paste.

Fabulous fruit on the attack, mid-palate

and finish characterizes this dry, gorgeous,

compelling Chardonnay that should age

effortlessly for a decade or more. Drink

Date: 2016-2026. Score:

96

(Robert

Parker Jr.,

robertparker.com

, Oct. 28,

2016)

253542 (XD) 750 mL $127.00

USA

– OREGON

RED WINE

ELK COVE MOUNT RICHMOND

PINOT NOIR 2014

Yamhill-Carlton

TaSTING NOTE:

Firm and focused, with

powdery tannins surrounding a sleek core

of guava-accented cherry, rose petal and

spice flavors that glide into a long, vivid

and mineral-marked finish. Has presence

and elegance. Best from 2017 through

2024. Score:

93

(Harvey Steiman,

winespectator.com

, aug. 31, 2016)

395665 (XD) 750 mL $67.00

FORTIFIED

PORT

QUINTA DA ROMANEIRA

VINTAGE PORT 2008

DOP

TaSTING NOTE:

Deeply colored, with

a dark plum aroma leading to cassis,

raspberry and dark chocolate flavors. Very

harmonious, with rich notes of mineral

and spice, followed by a polished finish.

Best after 2017. Score:

92

(Kim Marcus,

winespectator.com

, Dec. 31, 2010)

248807 (S) 750 mL $69.00

SPIRITS

SCOTCH WHISKy

THE MACALLAN 1824 SERIES NO. 6

HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT

The Macallan 1824 Series was created

with an eye to highlighting the range of

colours, all naturally created, of Macallan

whiskies. The collection moves from lighter

expressions to darker, perfectly matching

the type of casks and ageing regimens

applied. The No. 6was aged in handcrafted,

first-fill Spanish sherry-seasoned oak

casks created in the Jerez de la Frontera

cooperage. These casks play a huge part

in creating the rich spice, dried fruit and

citrus tones of this silky smooth, sumptuous

and soft Macallan.

414284 750 mL $5,100.00

THE MACALLAN M HIGHLAND

SINGLE MALT

In Lalique crystal decanter

TaSTING NOTE:

The rich amber-brown

of the Macallan M single-malt whisky – a

special iteration of the Macallan contained

in a hand-blown 750 mL Lalique crystal

decanter – is noticeably deeper and

darker than even the Scotch maker’s

iconic 25-year-old whisky. yet there is no

age statement on this bottle, for the spirit

is composed of whisky from seven casks

selected by the Macallan’s master whisky

maker, Bob Dalgarno, after more than

two years of searching through the

Macallan’s vast cellars of over 195,000

barrels. The oldest whisky in it was distilled

in 1940, and all of them were matured

in first-fill oloroso-sherry casks. In the

M, Dalgarno has produced something

unlike anything the Macallan has ever

offered. The Macallan’s classic resiny,

raisiny richness is abundant in the M, as

are plump cherry and fruit-filled sherried

overtones, but then comes notes of

lemons, leather, cedar, apples, violets,

and a long, tobacco-laden finish. Bottled

in 2013 at 89 proof, the Macallan M

is intended to be an ongoing (albeit rare)

addition to the brand’s 1824 series of

top-tier whiskies. (Richard Carleton

Hacker,

robbreport.com

, Jan. 17, 2014)

354639 750 mL $6,500.00