From the New World…
Much like fashion, most of us tend to feel that wines from France and perhaps Italy to be worthy front runners. While New World wines typically do not have the same classification system nor as long a history behind them, they are immensely enjoyable, especially if your palate is one leaning more towards strong fruits and energy. They are also more forward and ready for drinking at a younger age and yet can have good aging potential.
Without belabouring you with more text, we would like to highlight a few for your consideration:
2017 Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay (WA95) at $270/bottle – In stock next week and can be ordered now, this is a premium white from New Zealand. Medium to full bodied, it comes with zesty grapefruit and lime, offering great energy and an electric finish.
2005 Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz (WA96) at $560/bottle – From the Barossa Valley in Australia, this full-bodied and muscular red displays aromas of black currant, dark chocolate and hints of raw meat and spices, winding up with a long finish.
2013 Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon Rockfall Vineyard (RP95) at $680/bottle – From Sonoma of California, this is a full-bodied, massive wine with a strong nose of cherry, blackberry and cassis. It starts to drink well now but will keep developing for another 30 years.
2015 Shafer Relentless Shiraz (WA95) at $630/bottle – From Napa of California, this flamboyant and rich wine is in stock next week and can be ordered now. The nose exhibits plum reserves, mulberries with mixed spices and smoked meat. When in the mouth, the palate packs in loads of black fruits, tannin and freshness leading to a strong and opulent finish.
2013 Cheval des Andes (WA96) at $550/bottle – This winery is the investment in Argentina by the legendary Cheval Blanc of Bordeaux. The wine is from 67% Malbec and the rest of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grape varietals. Despite the relatively high alcohol level of 15%, there is no heaviness as one finds a wine of good balance, freshness and great elegance.
2015 Klein Constantia Anwilka (JS95) at $230/bottle – There have been excellent reviews on the sweet wines from this South African producer and now we are offering its red which is a blend of 60% Shiraz with the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. It offers a good nose of red fruits, giving a smooth palate and a composed finish.
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