Wine of the Week #1529: Emilio Lustau East India Sweet Sherry
This wine is produced employing methods meant to mimic the style of 17th century wines that faced transatlantic voyages to reach various Spanish colonies. During these long journeys, casks of Sherry would be used as ballast in the ships. Demand for these Sherries grew as wine drinkers around the world discovered that this process imparted distinct complexity and smoothness in the wines. Today, Lustau celebrates and acknowledges this important piece of Sherry heritage through the production of their East India Solera.
Wine of the Week #1528: 2013 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Telegramme”
“Telegramme” is the “2nd wine” of Vieux Telegraphe – one of the noble names of France’s southern Rhone Valley and one of the great wine estates of France. Vieux Telgraphe produces serious wines that are a must-have for serious wine collectors. Their flagship bottling from at Vieux Telegraphe comes from the famous “La Crau” site – a vineyard that would undoubtedly be amongst the very top “Grand Crus” if the Rhone used the same vineyard designation system found in Burgundy.
Wine of the Week #1527: n/v Bollinger Champagne “Special Cuvee”
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Wine of the Week #1525: Lustau Palo Cortado
This style of Sherry can’t be created on-demand, but rather occurs in a small percentage of the wines that begin their life destined to become Fino Sherry, but along the way, the naturally occurring layer of yeast – which grows on top of Fino and protects it from oxidizing – dies and leaves the Sherry suddenly exposed to the open air.
Wine of the Week #1524: 2007 Clos Figueras Priorat
If you’ve been following our newsletters for any period of time, you’ll know that I’ve got a bit of a thing for old vines – and the impact they can have on wine quality: low yields, stunning complexity and breathtaking concentration.
Spot Offer #113: Glenfarclas 21 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch
Those who have experienced Glenfarclas whiskies need no introduction to the distinctive character and intrepid spirit of this family distillery. Since 1865, the Grant family has married together pure spring water, malted barley and yeast to craft a collection of incredible complex and sought after Single Malt Scotch Whiskies
Spot Offer #112: Glenfarclas 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
From one of the great family owned artisan whisky producers of Scotland, the 25 Year Old Glenfarclas is a testament not only to the style and profile produced by this fabulous distillery, but also standing as a monumental example of what great Single Malt Scotch Whisky is all about.
Spot Offer #111: Domaine Chanson Beaune 1er Cru “Clos des Marconnets”
The 1er Cru Beaune on offer today from Chanson is an example of a fine terroir and a producer whose well-deserved renown join forces to deliver exceptional value, good aging potential and much of the complexity, elegance and finesse one expects from a fine red Burgundy.
Spot Offer #110: New Releases from Lopez de Heredia
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Spot Offer #108: Glenfarclas Single Malt Scotch “105”
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