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Wines of the week 10th June 2019



Wines of the week 10th June 2019

This week I tasted a bone dry Riesling from Alsace, a Carménère from Chile and a classic Margaux from France.


Kientzler Riesling 2017 - 90 Points . -$25 CAD

Wonderfully bone dry Riesling from Alsace, I am a big fan of dry Rieslings and with global warming etc I feel that Alsace is struggling to keep their rieslings dry, yes I know that 9 g/l is a max of Alsace AOC Rieslings but I can't help to enjoy this wine at I believe 2 g/l. This has fantastically crisp acidity, Sharp Granny Smith Apple, wet stones, this is tight and tense with a straight finish. Like an espresso in the morning, this wakes you up!

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Montes Purple Angel 2015 - 95 Points - $60 CAD

Drinking perfectly now, why wait? This is phenomenal, aromas of blackberry, cassis, tobacco, green pepper and vanilla, the palate is lush with medium firm tannin, I found strong characteristics of sweet black fruit, pepper, liquorice and sweet Christmas cake spices. There is this wonderfully lush and filling mid palate with an elegant style finish

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Château Deyrem Valentin 2015 - 92 points - $35 CAD

This is a star buy. The colour is a bright youthful ruby. On the nose, I found lots of violets, blackberries and espresso, on the palate I found soft dark red and blue lively fruits, espresso, chocolate and medium tannins, this is rich yet silky and elegant wine, classic Margaux for a fraction of the larger estates. Drinking well now but will be better in 5+ years time.

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Hope you guys can pick up a couple of these bottles! Happy Tasting!

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