Summer is here and hopefully we can get some sort a "norm" to our lives! Most of my friends across the border have gotten their 2nd COVID vaccine and Canada is in the process! Things are looking good..I've already booked a bucket list vacation!! The patio's are open but I've spent a lot of time on my balcony and am truly enjoying it!
Here are the highlights of this weeks wine review!
Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, Champagne, non-vintage, $76.95. Alongside Bollinger one of the best non-vintage champagnes out there. Drink now, scored 93 by James Suckling
Faust, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, 2018, $59.95. This is ready to drink now, though it could benefit from a decant. On the cheaper end of what you’d expect to pay for better Napa. Scored 94 by James Suckling
Lapostolle, Cuvee Alexandre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Apalta, Chile, 2018, $27.95. A bigger, dense cabernet, that will need some bottle aging. Drink after 1-2 years, or decant if drinking now. Scored 95 by James Suckling
E Guigal , Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone, 2018, $39.95. Despite being from the slightly cooler Northern Rhone, this will be a round, and fruit forward syrah. Drink now, or old 1-2 years, scored 91 by Parker
As we enter much warmer weather Vintages releases another raft of roses. A couple to look at: Saint-Roch, Le Rose, Cotes du Rouisillon, 2020, $18.95, Gassier, Sables D’Azur Rose, Provence, 2020, $18.95. Both are drinking now. And as a general rule of thumb, you can’t really go far wrong with Southern French rose, Rhone, or Provence
Marotti Campi Orgiolo, Lacrima di Morro D’Alba Superiore, Marche, 2017, $24.95. A relatively rare grape that is sometimes likened to dolcettos, in that it is floral, and fruit forward. Drink now, scored 3/3 by Gambero Rosso
Pian delle Vigne, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, 2015, $77.95. A pretty strong year for Brunello, and as such will require a few more years in bottle. Scored 94 by Vinous
Balbas Crianza, Ribera del Duero, 2016, $22.95. On the fuller side for tempranillo, so will need a decant. Drink over the next 2-3 years, scored 92 by Wine Spectator
Please enjoy and feel free to leave a comment or two! Cheers
Review forwarded by Oliver Herbst