Estampa Gold Syrah Blend 2010

Estampa Gold Syrah Blend 2010 A blend from Colchagua Valley, Chile. Consists of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, from a single vineyard. Sounds pretty exciting, time to dive in. Colour: Dark ruby-purple core, medium garnet rim. Nose: Crème de cassis, black currant leaf, pepper, meat, liquorice, mint, black raspberry, faint cigarette smoke. Palate: Dry, … Continue reading Estampa Gold Syrah Blend 2010

Bodega Chakana Estate Selection Red Blend 2011

Bodega Chakana Estate Selection Red Blend 2011 Colour: Dark purple core, medium ruby rim. Nose: Violets, blackberry, black raspberry, plum, black cherry, chocolate dust, cedar, faint pear. Palate: Dry, full bodied, medium+ acidity, medium silky tannins. Plum, blackberry, black cherry, dried Asian dates. Finish: Long finish, dark fruits, touch of orange puree, spice. Score: 81/100 … Continue reading Bodega Chakana Estate Selection Red Blend 2011

Kilikanoon M Reserve Shiraz 2005

Kilikanoon M Reserve Shiraz 2005 Colour: Dark purple core, light purple rim. Nose: Herbal/dried medicinal herbs note, light white pepper, meat, minty, dark berries, tobacco. The notes are integrated which makes it harder to pick out. Palate: Dry, medium-full bodied, medium+ acidity, medium soft tannins. Dark berries (again integrated), pepper, raspberry, touch of faint vanilla, … Continue reading Kilikanoon M Reserve Shiraz 2005

Château Laniote Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 1993

Château Laniote Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 1993 Colour: Medium garnet core, light ruby-brown rim. Nose: Plum, worn leather, cherry, blackberry, cedar, floral, meat, hint of bell pepper, Chinese medicinal herb. Palate: Dry, medium+ bodied, medium+ acidity, full grainy tannins. Plum, sour cherry, tobacco, cedar, leather. Finish: Medium finish, red pepper, mineral. Score: 83/100 For a … Continue reading Château Laniote Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 1993

Villa Mora Montefalco Sagrantino 2006

Villa Mora Montefalco Sagrantino 2006 Colour: Medium+ ruby core, light ruby rim Nose: Sweet cherry, ripe plum, black raspberry, floral, leather, herbs, dark fruits, all well integrated. Palate: Dry, full bodied, high acidity, full grippy tannins. Chocolate covered berries, plums, raisin, espresso, cedar, thyme. Finish: Long finish, cacao dust, herbs, touch of nice earthiness. Score: … Continue reading Villa Mora Montefalco Sagrantino 2006

Glenrothes 1990 23 Year Old (SMWS 30.81 – A Baker’s Delight)

Glenrothes 1990 23 Year Old (SMWS 30.81 - A Baker’s Delight) Region: Speyside ABV: 56% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Refill ex-Bourbon Hogshead   Colour: Gold Nose: Biscotti, powdered sugar, apple, orange, pastry, dried apricot, floral, peach, vanilla custard, herbal. Palate: Dried apricot, peach, butterscotch, nuts, oak, perfume, melon, grape, spice. Finish: Long finish, … Continue reading Glenrothes 1990 23 Year Old (SMWS 30.81 – A Baker’s Delight)

Bowmore Vault Edition First Release – Atlantic Sea Salt

Bowmore Vault Edition First Release - Atlantic Sea Salt “The Vault Editions from Bowmore is a four-part series of whiskies that highlight one characteristic of the distillery's style. The first release is named Atlantic Sea Salt and focuses on Bowmore's maritime style, while displaying its classic smoky and fruity nature.” Region: Islay ABV: 51.5% E150: … Continue reading Bowmore Vault Edition First Release – Atlantic Sea Salt

Tomatin 1990 25 Year Old Single Cask (2496) for LCBO

Tomatin 1990 25 Year Old Single Cask (2496) Bottle for the LCBO here in Ontario, Canada.   Region: Highland ABV: 51.4% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask No.: 2496 Cask Type: “Full maturation in traditional oak hogshead” Assuming Bourbon. Distilled 14th February, 1990, Bottled 07th March 2016.   Colour: Light Gold Nose: Wax, honey, peach, cereal, … Continue reading Tomatin 1990 25 Year Old Single Cask (2496) for LCBO

Glendronach 1995 18 Year Old Tawny Port Pipe (Cask 5959)

Glendronach 1995 18 Year Old Tawny Port Pipe (Cask 5959)   Region: Speyside ABV: 53.6% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Number: 5959 Cask Type: Tawny Port Pipe   Colour: Mahogany Nose: Sharp burst of ethanol, which died down after an hour. Strawberry, cantaloupe, pepper, caramel, ginger, roasted peanuts, lemon candy, hint of floral note. Palate: … Continue reading Glendronach 1995 18 Year Old Tawny Port Pipe (Cask 5959)

Auchentoshan 1999 17 Year Old Cadenhead

Auchentoshan 1999 17 Year Old Cadenhead   Region: Lowland ABV: 55.5% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Bourbon Hogshead   Colour: Straw Nose: Biscotti, grass, almond chocolate, oily, citrus, toasted oak, faint steamed garlic. Palate: Oily, honey, vanilla, stone fruits, grass, metallic, nuts, mineral. Finish: Medium+ finish, rubber, mineral, pepper, oak. Score: 86/100 Rather interesting … Continue reading Auchentoshan 1999 17 Year Old Cadenhead