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Jan 13 at 9:38pm
Gazin Pomerol 2006
Added Jan 13 at 9:38pmOne can be cynical in many things, but not about Pomerol;this fine property produces a fine result for the 2006 vintage with a bouquet redolent of a bed of fir branches, cranberries, and wild (unfarmed) cherries. The entry shows the pedigree of Merlot with the panoply of red fruit and soft finish. A very fine wine 92.
Jan 13 at 9:29pm
Added Jan 13 at 9:29pmAn excellent NV Champagne Clasique, with a slightly neutral nose, but with a certain citric aspect. Amazing electricity on the palate, with good acidity one associates with a decent Champagne. Lemon oil, and a snappy white fruit (wild) envelope he palate. A very fine, cold climate wine. 91-92 points.
Dec 31, 2016 at 10:04pm
8th Generation Syrah 2014
Added Dec 31, 2016 at 10:04pm8th Generation is a family winery in Summerland BC producing a range of excellent whites and some reds, such as this Syrah, which elicits a few whiffs of coffee and strawberry on the nose, followed by a tart, food-friendly mouth feel and palate effect. Balance is sufficiently absent to say that a bit more work is needed. But great with Tourtiere. 83 points.
Dec 23, 2016 at 8:13pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $38.99
Added Dec 23, 2016 at 8:13pmThis Pessac-Leognan blanc was well received by critics upon release, and, indeed, the wine is exceptional for the price: the scent is mysteriously Sauvignon Blanc with fresh musk and lemon grass one moment and Semillon the next with fig and spiced apple; colour is quite deep yellow and entry is infused with cake spice, granny smith apple pie and musk. One of the best of the 2013 vintage. 91.
Dec 20, 2016 at 8:14pm
Added Dec 20, 2016 at 8:14pmIf you like purity, the scent of snow and wild white fruit such as gooseberry, and a somewhat neutral flavour profile, then this white from Savoy is for you. Acidity is very good and much like a cool climate wine from Germany, Switzerland or Canada. Flavour is acidic white berries and finish is moderate to short, but clean and slightly reminiscent of Pinot Blanc. Wonderful mountain-dreaming nectar that reminds me of a mountain climbing youth and long-lost friends. 88-89.
Dec 18, 2016 at 12:05pm
Added Feb 28, 2016 at 8:19pmThis wine is an exceptional example of what happens when the climate change paradigm works in favor of the producer. The Compendium is better than the usual Bordeaux (which only excludes the best crus). There is a hill of beans of blackberry, cherry, and wet earth in the flavor. Think purity. Compare with Premier Cru. 92 points.
Dec 18, 2016 at 12:04pm
Added Mar 11, 2016 at 8:13pmThe 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.
Dec 18, 2016 at 12:03pm
Added Apr 15, 2016 at 11:07pmIt 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. 87 points.
Dec 17, 2016 at 9:03pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $59.95
Added Dec 17, 2016 at 9:03pmThe 2013 Grand-Puy-Lacoste is ready to roll now; the nose is of blackberry, vanilla and smoke (from oak barrels), and the entry is has the slightest pucker and oak flavour, but is smooth and perfect for red meat dishes, with a bit of lead pencil on the palet. Finish is quite long for the vintage. Delicious, but drink now through 2018. 89-90.
Dec 9, 2016 at 9:47pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $19.94
Added Dec 9, 2016 at 9:46pmThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Montes Alpha is distinctively Chilean (or antipodal) in style, but very French in flavour profile - with perhaps a bit more purity than a Cab dominated Bordeaux A. C. Cedar shank and blackberry dominate the nose and a slightly tart, blackberry entry with oak tannin tends to mark the entry. Finish has some pucker, but quaffable now. You could age for a year or two. 88-89.