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  • Apr 22 at 7:01pm

    Previously available for $13.38

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Apr 22 at 7:01pm
    One must try not to love this wine... its inviting nose (fresh, ripe white table grapes and sea salt), beautiful light yellow robe, and tangy, slightly saline, dry grapey flavours. The finish is extremely clean and refreshing. It all comes with an excellent price too! Great value. 87 points

  • Apr 15 at 11:07pm

    Previously available for $11.32

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Apr 15 at 11:07pm
    It is rare to see this wine in BC - especially one from the 2011 vintage. But the well-known and respected Henri Bourgeois has produced an inexpensive, nicely aged Coteaux du Giennois with a solid, musky quince, lemon and mown grass nose and more musk and smoke on the palate (hence the wine's proprietary name). Solid value. 86 points.

  • Apr 7 at 8:53pm
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    Average Price: $41.99

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Apr 7 at 8:53pm
    This is the first taste for me of the 2009 Fontenil (it has been lying patiently in the cellar for about 3 years). This is a deep, Merlot-red wine with a fragrance of fine Kirsch and wet sphagnum. There is white pepper (light) with bright cherry (possibly ripe cranberry sans acidity) and racy tannin on the finish. A very fine Fronsac. 91 points.

  • Mar 27 at 9:44pm

    Previously available for $29.65

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 27 at 9:35pm
    Just starting to show the early stages of aging with petrol and sour apple notes on the nose, this very dry (trocken) Hattenheim Rheingau wine enters the mouth with a metallic tinge and some apricot flavours. The lack of any dob of sweetness on the finish may surprise some, but the wine is clean and refreshing if a little nervy. 90 points.

  • Mar 21 at 9:30pm
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    Average Price: $35.97

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 21 at 9:30pm
    This is only my second full bottle of Sociando-Mallet, and it does not disappoint; the wine has an incredible, enticing aroma of fresh blackberries and coffee - wonderful. Deep red in colour, it enters the mouth gently and smoothly, with deep black fruit flavours on the palate and soft, but lengthy tannin on the finish. Over the top for an Haut-Medoc. 91 points.

  • Mar 19 at 8:22pm
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    Average Price: $39.95

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 19 at 8:22pm
    The Grandes Serres 2010 has a signature CDP nose of crushed cherry and wild (red) berry confit - indicating a hefty proportion of Grenache Noir. The entry is soft with light tannin; flavours are a little to the blueberry spectrum with vanilla and a spot of cherry kirsch. Finish is quite long and satisfying. Drink now and over the next 3 years of so. 89 points.

  • Mar 17 at 10:47pm
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    Average Price: $20.99

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 17 at 10:47pm
    The 2010 Reserve du Chateau is a very good bottle of juice; the nose conjures up dried cherries and wet (black) earth, and the entry is very smooth with ample vanilla and tannin mid-palate. The flavour profile is dominated by cherry and perhaps some plum; finish is also quite long - although some stem intrudes - though not to great detriment of enjoyment. Much better than 2009. 88 points

  • Mar 17 at 10:30pm
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    Average Price: $59.99

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 13 at 6:26pm
    The most important thing to note about the 2009 Gloria is its power and depth; there is ample crushed wild blackberry with some cedar box on the nose... almost Napa-like in the perfumery department. Entry is slightly sweet with cherry dominating on the palate plus ample vanilla-tannin for further cellaring. Drink now through 2024. 91 points.

  • Mar 11 at 8:28pm

    Previously available for $25.00

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 11 at 8:13pm
    The Mediterranean world of Gigondas is evident from the first scent of the wine; the redolence of dried grape, sage and spiny scrub which is deep with warm wind at harvest. This Grenache-dominant wine has good tannic structure (backbone) and Aussie-like (Barossa) depth. Powerful - like a good Gigondas should be. Serve with heavy dishes and BBQ. 88 points.

  • Mar 4 at 7:10pm

    Previously available for $29.81

    zufrieden's Review:
    Added Mar 4 at 7:09pm
    No doubt about it - this Platinum edition wine from Cedar Creek is very good, and for the price you get a very Burgundian influence: on the nose is stewed cherry and strawberry plus freshly brewed Annam tea (at least momentarily - regarding the latter scent). Colour is deep garnet and mouthfeel is good - with lots of preserved strawberry and a touch of belt leather. Finish is quite long for a PN - even of this stature. Tastes a bit like a Pommard with less density. 88 points.

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