Wine Tasting 11/25/14

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on November 20, 2014 No Comments yet

This weeks tasting has some great Thanksgiving options!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2013 Paul Cluver Chardonnay
Elgin, South Africa
It has a typically gorgeous bouquet with touches of lemon curd, patisserie, apricot blossom and shaved almond. The definition is superb. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity: touches of mango and lemon peel on the entry with more exotic notes such as passion fruit and pineapple coming at the finish. Perennially one of my favorite Chardonnays from South Africa, this is no different.
91 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 Paul Cluver Gewurztraminer
Elgin, South Africa
Freshly sliced lychees come straight out the blocks to greet you, flanked by peach skin and Mirabelle scents. The palate is well balanced with fresh acidity. Any blowsy character that can afflict the variety is neatly sidestepped and the finish is both precise and elegant, with grapefruit, lychee and passion fruit frolicking on the aftertaste. 90 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2012 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais
Burgundy, France
A pretty red, with strawberry and raspberry coulis notes and accents of herbes de Provence and spice box. Balanced and light-bodied, staying focused through to the fresh finish.
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2010 Castello di Neive Barbaresco
Piedmont, Italy
The wine opens with a bright ruby-garnet color and shows amazing fine nuances of rose, ginger, licorice and anisette. The bouquet is simply beautiful and moving, especially as you follow its quick evolution in the glass. This wine is all about the finer details and it shows impressive depth of clarity and luminosity. 90 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $12.50 Retail 34.99

2010 Angels Hope Estate ” The Ripper” Shiraz
Western, Austraila
Made in a superripe, dense, almost fudge-like style, The Ripper tastes like a plummy, chocolaty Christmas cake with slightly coarse tannins on the finish. It’s Port-like in flavor, but without the heat from elevated alcohol. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

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