Wine Tasting 12/8/15

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events, Uncategorized by hvine on December 3, 2015 No Comments yet

Tuesday December 8th, 2015
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Loimer Grüner Veltliner Qualitätswein Trocken Kamptal Langenlois
Niederösterreich, Austria
Attractive ripe green apple and pear character, intriguing exotic white fruit, youthful aroma; fresh acid structure and liveliness, green apple continues on the palate, purity of fruit but there is also great deal of spice components, fine tension balanced out by finesse, excellent texture and mouthfeel with a lingering finish 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2014 Paul Cluver Chardonnay
Elgin, South Africa
Has an attractive nose of dried honey, dried mango and a touch of walnut that is very well defined. The palate is fresh and crisp with harmonious almond and hazelnut notes infusing the tropical tones on the long and tender finish. One drop will never be enough! Another great Chardonnay from Andries Burger. 93 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2012 Bodegas Teso la Monja Almirez
Toro, Castilla Leon, Spain
The 2012 Almirez (a 1,000-case cuvée of 100% Tinta de Toro) was aged 14 months in French oak. This sensational wine comes from vines planted between 1949 and 1999. Yields were a conservative 1.8 tons of fruit per acre. An inky/purple color is followed by aromas of camphor, ground pepper, blackberries and cassis. This full-bodied, Northern Rhône Valley-like Spanish red exhibits meaty/lard notes, terrific density and purity, and a finish that lasts nearly 40 seconds. It should drink nicely for a decade or more.
93 Pts Robert Parker
BTG 10.50 Retail $27.99

2009 Glenelly Grand Vin de Glenelly
South Africa
A late release because the Shiraz took longer to mature and integrate with the Cabernet. A blend of 42% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, it has an intense bouquet with licorice-tinged black fruit, incense and touch of marmalade. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well judged acidity, and clove-tinged black fruit with a sedate and harmonious finish.
This feels very accomplished. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $10.75 Retail $28.99

2014 BERA Brachetto
Piedmont, Italy
Bera Brachetto is made from the aromatic red variety of the same name. This frizzante undergoes fermentation using the Charmat method and is macerated with the skins for about six hours. The result is an alluring rosy colored wine with delicate bubbles and buoyantly fruity notes. Clear ruby-red in color with purple highlights, this Piedmontese red sparkler is aromatic and fragrant with notes of sweet plum, blackberries and red cherries. Sweet but balanced on the palate by vibrant acidity, the delicate bubbles will dance on your tongue!
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

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