Posts Tagged 97

2012 Wakefield ‘The Pioneer’ Shiraz, Clare Valley, Australia

It’s called an “Exceptional Parcel Release,” meaning that the grapes were sourced from a handful of vineyard blocks identified by the viticultural team as holding the greatest promise for delivering the finest fruit come harvest time. Those... Read more

1996 Dom Perignon Champagne, France

One of our favorite Champagnes, and a few years in the bottle have brought it to cosmic harmony. Fresh bread and toast in the nose give way to refined citrus notes. MSRP: $120 (November 2006) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2001 Domaine Schlumberger Gewürztraminer, Kessler

A rich, amber color hints at the depth of concentration in this honeyed beauty. Aromas of peaches, apricot jam, orange marmalade and crème brulee entice the nose. Unctuous in the mouth, with a sweet finish that goes on for more than a minute. This... Read more

(Non-Vintage) Yalumba Museum Release Muscat Port

A “sticky” from Australia, this one is exquisite. White raisins, oodles of honey, sweet walnuts, and marmalade. MSRP: $13.99/375-ml. (April 2006) Wine Lines rating: 97 Group:... Read more

(Non-Vintage) Dutschke Sun Dried Shiraz, Barossa

Incredible stuff. Pure raspberry liqueur, with accents of spice, black licorice and crème brulee. Too bad only two barrels were produced! MSRP: $35/375-ml. (August 2005) Wine Lines rating: 97 Group:... Read more

2000 Ch. Pavie, St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe

The nose jumps right out of the glass. Opaque black color with dark purple rim. Incredibly concentrated dark black fruits, black licorice and roast coffee. Some nice, flowery high notes. Totally seductive and disarming; a complete wine.... Read more

1993 Royal Tokaji Aszu, Mezes Maly 6 Puttonyos

This Hungarian dessert wine is medium amber in color. It started with high-toned, honeyed, white raisin fruit as it danced across the palate. A sublime experience; like drinking sunlight! It would compare very favorably with fine Sauternes. MSRP:... Read more