special: staff picks february 2018
56CFrance » Saint Emilion
James Suckling 92-93 "This is very chewy and structured with lots of ripe tannins and rich fruit. Full and round. A new wine for me. Pure
“Drinking a Saint Nicolas is not about sniffing aromas. It's more about mouthfeel, vitality, finesse and elegance, as well as mineral tension and the Atlantic
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2016 Loureiro, the winery's Classico, is unoaked. It was bottled in early February 2017 and comes in at 11.5% alcohol. Another fine
Wine Advocate 90 "A red you want to buy by the case, one of those thirst wines is the 2015 Pour Ma Gueule. It is a
Wine Spectator 96 WS Top 100 2017 Rank 3 "This shows the vivid, racy side of Barsac, with streaming flavors of pineapple, yellow apple, green plum
" The blend: 40% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan, 5% Rolle, 5% Ugni Blanc. The result is a pale pink color
The color is clear gold with sparkling highlights. Nose: the bouquet has elegant hints of flowers, citron and exotic fruit. Palate: a good depth and
Spain » Bierzo
James Suckling 96 "Sexy, stylish and complex Bierzo with a wealth of dark graphite and stony aromas, pepper, baking spices and dark berries. Succulent palate with
Vinous 92-94 "Deep ruby. Potent scents of candied raspberry and cherry compote are complicated by sexy floral and oak spice flourishes. Seamless, round and appealingly sweet,
Wine Enthusiast 90 "Dusty mineral complexities juxtapose luscious melon, peach and Mandarin orange flavors in this dry-style blend of Gewürztraminer and Riesling. Perfumed on the nose
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