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Spotlight on Spain

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Regular price: $39.00
See product page: Bodegas Forjas del Salnés Leirana Albarino 2015
Rias Baixas DO
Albarino
White wine
Spain, L'Espagne Verte
740 ml
SAQ code: 13191993

Located in Val do Salnés, a sub-region in the north of Rias Baixas, this bodega is steered by Rodrigo Méndez, who crafts serious and stylish wines with the assistance of star oenologist Raul Pérez.

 

"Fresh and tight with tangy acidity, plenty of melon and green-apple character. Medium body and searing acidity. Bright finish." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 92, Penin 92, 2015 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

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Regular price: $89.00
See product page: Raul Pérez Sketch 2014
Rias Baixas DO
Albarino
White wine
Spain, L'Espagne Verte
750 ml
SAQ code: 12332310

A true artist and free spirit, Raul Pérez strives to constantly create, experiment and shake up established routines. His wines are singular with plenty of character. You have to drink them to believe it!

 

"The pure Albarino 2014 Sketch is... sourced from 45-year-old vines on sandy soils, fermented in neutral 750-liter oak barrels... This has always been an unusual Albarino. 1,500 bottles produced." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 92, 2014 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2019

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Regular price: $112.00
See product page: Raul Pérez Ultreia de Valtuille 2013
Bierzo DO
Mencía
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 12497552

 A true artist and free spirit, Raúl Pérez strives to constantly create, experiment and shake up established routines. His wines are singular with plenty of character. You have to drink them to believe it!

 

"It is extremely elegant, with very fine tannins and great acidity—extremely Burgundian, complex, elegant and subtle. This is superb. Approachable and able to age. 3,500 bottles produced." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 96, 2013 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2023

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Regular price: $35.00
See product page: Bodega Numanthia Termes 2013
Toro DO
Tinta de Toro
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171706

The Eguren family founded this estate in the province of Zamora, then sold it to the LVMH luxury group in 2008. The Tinta de Toro is brilliantly subdued here.

 

"A fresh and spicy red with ripe blackberry, violet and eucalyptus undertones. Full body, ripe yet firm tannins and a long, mineral and dark-chocolate finish." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 93, 2013 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

Regular price: $54.00
See product page: Bodegas Tridente Rejon 2014
Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero, Castilla y León
750 ml
SAQ code: 13210470

With its most celebrated vineyard lying within the Toro appellation, this bodega manages to draw out a Rejon of impressive concentration from vines that are over 100 years old.

 

"A rich wine with spice and dark-chocolate aromas and flavors as well as ripe fruit underneath. Outstanding concentration of ripe, black fruit with meaty, medicinal and herb undertones. Full body, firm tannins and a long, sweet finish." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 92, Penin 93, 2014 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2029

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Regular price: $67.00
See product page: Dominio Basconcillos Vina Magna Reserva 2011
Ribera del Duero DO
Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Tinto fino
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 13200159

Sisters Maria José and Carmen Basconcillos bring passion and respect to the task of running this Ribera del Duero estate, established by their father at the turn of the last century.

 

"This powerful red delivers cassis, blackberry and garrigue flavors, framed by espresso, tar and mineral notes, well-integrated and supported by muscular tannins and balsamic acidity. Dense but lively … on the long, expressive finish." – www.winespectator.com

 

WS 95, 2011 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2026

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Regular price: $99.00
See product page: Bodegas Neo Neo Punta Esencia 2004
Ribera del Duero DO
Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184005

Three amigos, all lovers of music and wine, are behind this dynamic project underway in Ribera del Duero. The resulting wines are intense and powerful. "

 

The 2004 Neo Punta Esencia has nearly as much power as the 2005, but with glossier fruit, a plush personality and considerable elegance." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 98, 2004 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2029

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Regular price: $199.00
See product page: Bodegas Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2011
Ribera del Duero DO
Merlot, Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 13041637

Since 1982, the Álvarez family has been at the head of the most illustrious estate in Ribera del Duero and possibly even all of Spain.

 

"There are more black fruit aromas, subtle spices and hints of complexity as well as tertiary aromas that are quite classic and turn more balsamic with time in the glass... quite exuberant and hedonistic." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 94, Penin 96 Exceptionnel, 2011 vintage A

 

 ging potential: Drink now or keep until 2026

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Regular price: $550.00
See product page: Bodegas Vega Sicilia unico 2008
Ribera del Duero DO
Cabernet sauvignon, Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 13041611

Since 1982, the Álvarez family has been at the head of the most illustrious estate in Ribera del Duero and possibly even all of Spain. 

 

It's a fresher, more mineral version of Vega, and very much Vega in character... with fine tannins and a subtle thread of acidity going through the core... A triumph for the vintage conditions." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 96, 2008 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2030

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Regular price: $113.00
See product page: Dominio de Pingus Flor de Pingus 2014
Ribera del Duero DO
Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 12728138
  • Ready to drink from 2017 to 2025.

An agronomy engineer and oenologist by training (University of Bordeaux), Danish-born Peter Sisseck founded Pingus in 1995, one of Spain’s most sumptuous and coveted wines.

 

"Aromas of blackberries, smoke and cedar. Round and full-bodied with firm tannins. Dried-fruit finish. Shows smoke and berry undertones. The real deal." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 95, Penin 96 Exceptionnel, 2014 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2029

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Regular price: $1,149.00
See product page: Dominio de Pingus Pingus 2014
Ribera del Duero DO
Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée du Duero
750 ml
SAQ code: 12727872
Organic product

Founded in 1989 by Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, this bodega is located in the village of Albelda de Iregua in the Rioja Alta, where it pursues its mission of crafting wines with impressive aging ability.  

 

"Aromas reminiscent of stones with blackberries and blueberries as well as dried fruits and dusty wood. Unique nose. Amazing palate of superfine, silky tannins, a beautiful, seductive texture, and fruit that lasts for minutes. I am stupefied." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 99-100, Penin 98 Exceptionnel, 2014 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2019-2034

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Regular price: $89.00
See product page: Bodegas Vinicola Real 200 Monges Seleccion Especial Reserva 2007
Rioja Alta DOCA
Malvasia fina, Moscatel, Viura, White grenache
Reserva
White wine
Spain, Vallée de l'Ebre
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184443
  • Courrier Vinicole Favourite

Founded in 1989 by Miguel Ángel Rodriguez, this bodega is located in the village of Albelda de Iregua in the Rioja Alta, where it pursues its mission of crafting wines with impressive aging ability.

 

"This fermented, barrel-aged wine doesn't hold back after several years of aging. The mouthfeel is full and mineral, intermingled with candied and grilled accents. A magnificent effort!" – Signature Team

 

ES 95, WA 94, V 93, 2007 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2022

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Regular price: $83.00
See product page: Bodegas Vinicola Real 200 Monges Gran Reserva 2004
Rioja DOCA
Graciano, Grenache, Tempranillo
Gran reserva
Red wine
Spain, Vallée de l'Ebre
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171722

Founded in 1989 by Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, this bodega is located in the village of Albelda de Iregua in the Rioja Alta, where it pursues its mission of crafting wines with impressive aging ability.

 

"The Gran Reserva is the result of [a] painstaking selection of the finest grapes and bunches from older vines (45 years average) in a single vineyard (7 ha). The wine has outstanding potential." – www.vinicolareal.com

 

ES 95 coup de coeur (2001 vintage)

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

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Regular price: $103.00
See product page: Bodega Contador La Cueva del Contador 2014
Rioja DOCA
Tempranillo
Red wine
Spain, Vallée de l'Ebre
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158982

After 15 years of loyal service at Artadi, Benjamin Romeo, a passionate and uncompromising winemaker, launched his own operations in Rioja Alavesa and now produces some of Spain’s most highly regarded wines.

 

"A fresh and structured red with lots of fresh blackcurrant, blueberry and mineral notes. Hints of chocolate underneath. Full body, firm and concentrated tannins, and a long, fresh and flavorful finish." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

JS 92, Penin 94, 2014 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

Regular price: $56.00
See product page: Castell d'Encus Thalarn 2013
Costers del Segre DO
Syrah
Red wine
Spain, Côte Méditerranéenne
750 ml
SAQ code: 13193809

Lying in Talarn in the foothills of the Pyrenees, at an altitude of close to 1,000 metres, Rau?l Bobet’s vineyards give rise to enchanting wines that are fermented in stone vessels carved out of rock.

 

"One of the most expressive Syrahs from Spain... The palate is medium-bodied, with a very fine texture and polished tannins, good acidity and length." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 93, V 93, Penin 93, 2013 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2019-2026

92
Regular price: $119.00
See product page: Clos Mogador 2013
Priorat DOCA
Cabernet sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Red wine
Spain, Côte Méditerranéenne
750 ml
SAQ code: 12631387

“One of only two Vins de Finca Qualificada from Priorat, the 2013 Clos Mogador is a complex blend of Grenache and Carignan with a touch of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It felt serious and a little backward, terribly balanced with shy notes of peat and graphite emerging with some time in the glass, subtle and complex, slowly revealing nuances of dark cherries, violets, black olives and later some red fruit. The palate is surprising: when I expected it to show its power, it just whispered and danced on my tongue with lively acidity that made it feel a lot lighter than it is. There is depth, elegance and incipient complexity.”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potentiel : Drink now or keep until 2029


WA 98, WS 93

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Regular price: $315.00
See product page: Terroir al Limit Les Manyes 2012
Priorat DOCA
Grenache
Red wine
Spain, Côte Méditerranéenne
750 ml
SAQ code: 13203819

Dominik Huber’s wines shine with spectacular refinement, elegance and finesse. These are wines with a texture rarely seen in Spain. Authenticity has no limits for this majestic Priorat.

 

"The palate mixes that chalky minerality with the juiciness of the Garnacha, a mixture of Mediterranean and Atlantic characters. It gets better and better in the glass, opening up and showing more nuances. Compact, round, terse and serious... Awesome balance." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 98, 2012 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

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Regular price: $315.00
See product page: Terroir al Limit Les Tosses 2012
Priorat DOCA
Carignan
Red wine
Spain, Côte Méditerranéenne
750 ml
SAQ code: 13203739

Dominik Huber’s wines shine with spectacular refinement, elegance and finesse. These are wines with a texture rarely seen in Spain. Authenticity has no limits for this majestic Priorat. 

 

"The balance is gobsmacking (literally!) and full of an earthy, rustic and mineral character that has hints of liquid graphite and tree bark. It really shows the essence of Priorat." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 98, 2012 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2026

Regular price: $44.00
See product page: Comando G Rozas 1er Cru 2015
Grenache
Red wine
Spain, Le Plateau (Meseta)
750 ml
SAQ code: 13134972
Regular price: $49.00
See product page: Cortijo Los Aguilares Pinot Noir 2015
Sierra de Malaga DO
Pinot noir
Red wine
Spain, Andaloucia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171714

Heavily influenced by the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean, the Pinot Noir of this bodega located in the Sierras de Málaga is grown using organic agriculture. A wine that definitely merits attention!

"This Pinot Noir opens with a spicy and fruity attack. The well-structured tannins are supple, and the lengthy finish youthful, communicating woody and grilled notes. Solid aging potential here." – Signature Team

ES 90-92, Penin 93
2015 vintage

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2022

Regular price: $99.00
See product page: Quinta da Pellada Carrocel 2012
Dâo DOC
Touriga nacional
Red wine
Portugal, Dâo E Lafôes
750 ml
SAQ code: 13193825

The reference for Dão! Álvaro Castro and his daughter Maria grow superb indigenous varieties with the utmost respect, which they then show off brilliantly in their elegant, fine and balanced wines.

 

"The wine is typically (and this year) sensual, with an understated feel to it. It seems very Burgundian. A perfect food wine, it grows on you rather than hits [sic] you over the head." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 92, 2012 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

Regular price: $37.00
See product page: Quinta do Côtto Grande Escolha 2012
Douro DOC
Sousao (portuguais), Tinta roriz, Touriga nacional
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171781

Miguel Champalimaud, a pioneer of change in Portuguese winemaking, took charge at this quinta, focusing his efforts on the production of refined table wines using traditional varieties of grape.

 

"We all know that Douro produces excellent dry wines, but are there any that are available at a price that’s just as easy to swallow? Of course!" – Signature Team

 

ES 90, 2012 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

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Regular price: $49.00
See product page: Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo  Reserva 2013
Douro DOC
Tinta amarela, Tinto(a) Cão, Tinta roriz, Touriga nacional
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184890
  • Courrier Vinicole Favourite

This large estate, with its premium vineyards, has been in the hands of the world’s foremost producer of cork, the Amorim family, since 1999. Its history stretches back more than 250 years.

 

"A real beauty with an imposing body that time will tame beautifully. It attacks with an unexpected saline edge before exploding with notes of dark fruit, anise, cocoa and graphite." – Signature Team

 

ES 92-94, WA 94, 2013 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2030

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Regular price: $99.00
See product page: Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo  Grande Reserva Referência 2013
Douro DOC
Tinta roriz
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184574

This large estate, with its premium vineyards, has been in the hands of the world’s foremost producer of cork, the Amorim family, since 1999. Its history stretches back more than 250 years.

"The winery’s Tinta Roriz-dominated blend... Year in, year out, this has become one of the winery’s fine performers. It is always the biggest and most powerful, the one with the most obvious concentration and big power." – www.robertparker.com

WA 95, 2013 vintage

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2020-2033

25
Regular price: $97.00
See product page: Quinta do Fojo  Vinha do Fojo 2001
Douro DOC
Tinta barroca, Tinta roriz, Touriga francesa, Touriga nacional
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184515
  • Courrier Vinicole Favourite

Lying in the sub-region of Cima Corgo, in the north of Pinhão, this quinta is regarded as one of the traditional stalwarts of the Douro region. The wines impress with their youth and aging potential.

 

"Intense fruitiness around notes of blueberry, date and cherry. An ample wine with racy and coated tannins that wraps up on a mineral structure with a touch of wood. Simply superb!" – Signature Team

 

ES 94, WA 95, 2001 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2028

Regular price: $104.00
See product page: Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas 2014
Douro DOC
Tinta amarela, Tinta roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga nacional
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
750 ml
SAQ code: 13158843

Jorge Serôdio Borges, along with his wife Sandra Tavares da Silva, inherited this estate in 2009. It boasts century-old vines and produces one of the most remarkable wines from the Douro

 

‘’Very old vineyard with over 100 years old wich has a field blend of more than 30 indigenous grape varieties.’’ www.wineandsoul.com 

 

WA 93 (2013 vintage)

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2034

Regular price: $106.00
See product page: Quinta do Vale Meão Quinta do Vale Meão 2014
Douro DOC
Tinta barroca, Tinta roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga nacional
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171749
  • Drink now or keep 12 years following the vintage.

This iconic Douro estate, initially founded by Antonia Adelaide Ferreira in 1877, has been passed down through the years and now finds itself in the hands of the fifth and sixth generations of the Olazabal family.

 

"Vinified separately, this quadruplet of varieties dominated by Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca displays a port-like nose. Hefty, tight and racy, it has superb density and massive potential." – Signature Team

 

ES 93-95, WA 94, 2014 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2030

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Regular price: $229.00
See product page: Quinta do Vale Meão Quinta do Vale Meão 2014
Douro DOC
Touriga francesa, Touriga nacional, Tinta barroca, Tinta roriz
Red wine
Portugal, Porto/Douro
1.5 L
SAQ code: 13171731
  • Drink now or keep 12 years following the vintage.

This iconic Douro estate, initially founded by Antónia Adelaide Ferreira in 1877, has been passed down through the years and now finds itself in the hands of the fifth and sixth 

"Vinified separately, this quadruplet of varieties dominated by Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca displays a port-like nose. Hefty, tight and racy, it has superb density and massive potential." – Signature Team

ES 93-95, WA 94, 2014 vintage

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2020-2034

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Regular price: $226.75
See product page: Jacques Selosse Initial Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
Champagne
France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs et Côte de Sézanne
750 ml
SAQ code: 12157064

“Anselme Selosse's NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Initial is a pure Chardonnay sourced in the lower, more clayey slopes of the villages of Avize, Cramant and Oger. This release of the cuvée represents the 2009, 2010 and 2011 vintages, and it opens with an intense, perfectly ripe, tropical-scented bouquet with chalky notes. Ripe, round and very elegant on the palate, this is an expressive, chalky and persistent Blanc de Blancs that was disgorged in December 2017 (dosage: less than 6 grams per litre).”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2026


WA 93, WS 95, V 94


(30 bt)

32
Regular price: $260.00
See product page: Jacques Selosse Version Originale Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Champagne AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
Champagne
France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs et Côte de Sézanne
750 ml
SAQ code: 12157072

“Sourced in the steeper and more chalky parts of the north, south and east-facing slopes in Avize, Cramant and Oger, Selosse's NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru V. O. (Version Originale) is excitingly pure in its chalky/iodine-scented bouquet that also has some ripe and rich Chardonnay aromas in the background. This is a pure, fresh, chalky, complex and persistent cuvée with a powerful structure and a long, multilayered finish. A great wine! Disgorged in October 2017 with a dosage of 0.66 grams per litre.”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2026


WA 94, V 95


(6 bt)

42
Regular price: $275.75
See product page: Jacques Selosse Brut
Champagne AOC/AOP
Chardonnay, Pinot noir
Rosé champagne
France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs et Côte de Sézanne
750 ml
SAQ code: 12157081

Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2022


(6 bt)

33
Regular price: $460.25
See product page: Jacques Selosse Substance Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
Champagne AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
Champagne
France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs et Côte de Sézanne
750 ml
SAQ code: 12157101

“The NV Substance is a total stunner. Radiant and yet remarkably fresh, with tremendous tension, the Substance is wonderfully expressive from the very first taste. Whereas Substance can be oxidative and also a bit heavy, this release is explosive, vibrant and simply stunning in its beauty. This version is based on the 2009, with a Solera that goes back to 1986. Anselme and Guillaume Selosse ascribe the less-oxidative recent style of Substance to the diminishing influence in the Solera of a number of vintages that were aged without SO2, specifically 1996 through 1999 and 2002. Disgorged May 4, 2017. Dosage is 1.3 grams per litre.”
www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2026


V 97


(6 bt)

51
Regular price: $442.50
See product page: Jacques Selosse Collection des Six Lieux-Dits
Champagne AOC/AOP
Chardonnay, Pinot noir
Champagne
France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs et Côte de Sézanne
750 ml
SAQ code: 12157110

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2022

34
Regular price: $399.00
See product page: Jacques Selosse Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut 2005
Champagne AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
Grand cru
Champagne
France, Champagne, Côte des Blancs et Côte de Sézanne
750 ml
SAQ code: 13147765

In the world of the great Champagne terroirs, notably Côte des Blancs, Anselme Selosse garners the highest praise. The winemaker’s creations have no equal and offer unforgettable

 

"An exotic mélange of citrus, lemon confit and floral notes infuses the 2005, a rich, deep Champagne loaded with class and personality... a blend of fruit from the Chantereines [and] Les Maladries du Midi lieux-dits, both in Avize." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

V 97, JS 98, RVF 18,5 coup de coeur, 2005 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2025

35
Regular price: $45.00
See product page: Domaine des Baumard Clos du Papillon 2011
Savennières AOC/AOP
Chenin blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, L'Anjou et le Saumurois
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171802

Since taking over for his father at this leading Rochefort-sur-Loire estate, Florent Baumard has shown his total mastery of the Loire Pineau, the local name for Chenin Blanc.

 

« A rich, fruit intense and powerful, but also very elegant and mineral, perfectly balanced Chenin with everything in place to age superbly….The salty aftertaste and the inner harmony here is so absolutely delicious and animating…” www.robertparker.com

 

WA 92, 2011 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2022

36
Regular price: $76.00
See product page: Domaine des Baumard Trie Spéciale 2014
Savennières AOC/AOP
Chenin blanc
White wine
France, Vallée de la Loire, L'Anjou et le Saumurois
750 ml
SAQ code: 13171685

Since taking over for his father at this leading Rochefort-sur-Loire estate, Florent Baumard has shown his total mastery of the Loire Pineau, the local name for Chenin Blanc. 

 

“Selection of the most ripe grapes of the clos Saint-Yves, this white tapered and pure displays of magnitude and beautiful tension’’ www.bettanedesseauve.com

 

WS 91, B&D 16, 2014

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

14
Regular price: $38.00
See product page: Domaine Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2016
Crozes-Hermitage AOC/AOP
Marsanne, Roussanne
White wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13061435

“Light bright yellow. Tangerine, peach and white flowers on the fragrant nose, along with subtle honey and basil nuances. Sappy, expansive orchard and pit fruit flavors show very good concentration, velvety texture and a spicy jolt of candied ginger. Finishes smooth, long and subtly spicy, leaving an echo of pear nectar behind. I like this wine’s blend of heft and energy.”
www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2025


WWS 90, V 91


(240 bt)

38
Regular price: $37.00
See product page: Domaine Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2014
Crozes-Hermitage AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13061401

Meticulous and devoted to his métier, Alain Graillot and his son Maxime champion biodynamic principles, eschewing herbicides in their vineyards, located mainly in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, which is the source of their renown.  

 

"Silky and lively on the palate, flavors of fresh dark berries and spice cake show a suave floral quality. Smooth, forward and appealingly sweet, with a fine dusting of closing tannins and very good, spicy persistence." – www.vinousmedia.com

 

WS 90, V 90, RVF 15 coup de coeur de l'année, 2014 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

49
Regular price: $43.50
See product page: Domaine Alain Graillot Saint-Joseph 2015
Saint-Joseph AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13061427

Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2028


WA 93


(264 bt)

37
Regular price: $60.75
See product page: Domaine Alain Graillot La Guiraude 2015
Crozes-Hermitage AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13061419

Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2021-2030


WA 94


(300 bt)

41
Regular price: $65.00
See product page: Stéphane Ogier La Combe de Malleval 2015
Condrieu AOC/AOP
Viognier
White wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13167141

Seventh-generation winemaker Stéphane Ogier skilfully manages this estate nestled in the Ampuis hills. Highly sought-after, his wines are all finesse and elegance.

 

‘’Comes from two separate parcels and offers a textbook array of apricot, flower oil, crushed rocks and sappy flowers, with building depth and richness on the palate. It’s a gorgeous Condrieu" www.robertparker.com

 

WA 94, 2015 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

42
Regular price: $102.00
See product page: Stéphane Ogier Les Vieilles Vignes de Jacques Vernay 2012
Condrieu AOC/AOP
Viognier
White wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13167117

Seventh-generation winemaker Stéphane Ogier skilfully manages this estate nestled in the Ampuis hills. Highly sought-after, his wines are all finesse and elegance.  

 

"The star of the show and up with the crème de la crème ... a full-bodied, concentrated and gorgeously textured feel in the mouth... It is a spectacular Condrieu." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 95, B&D 18 coup de coeur, 2012 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

43
Regular price: $99.00
See product page: Stéphane Ogier Côte-Rôtie 2011
Côte Rôtie AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13167125

Seventh-generation winemaker Stéphane Ogier skilfully manages this estate nestled in the Ampuis hills. Highly sought-after, his wines are all finesse and elegance.

 

"Very pure and lively, with great acidity, medium to full-bodied depth and superb length through the finish, this knockout 2011 will have 10–15 years of longevity." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 93, WS 93, 2011 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2026

53
Regular price: $101.75
See product page: Domaine Auguste Clape Renaissance 2015
Cornas AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13199397

“Bright purple. Heady, mineral-accented aromas of boysenberry, cherry cola, violet and olive paste; a smoky nuance expands in the glass. Palate-staining black and blue fruit flavours pick up notes of star anise and candied flowers as the wine stretches out. Powerful but surprisingly energetic, finishing with excellent clarity and sneaky tannins that emerge slowly.”
www.vinous.com


Aging Potential : Drink now or keep until 2028


WA 92, WS 94, V 94


(72 bt)

55
Regular price: $142.00
See product page: Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2015
Cornas AOC/AOP
Syrah
Red wine
France, Vallée du Rhône, Rhône septentrional
750 ml
SAQ code: 13199400

“Clape’s flagship 2015 Cornas is enormously complex and compelling. Almond skin, cherries, blood and herbal notes all combine on the nose, while on the palate this medium to full-bodied wine is firmly tannic but ripe and balanced, with a rich, velvety and nearly endless finish.”
www.robertparker.com


Aging Potential : Drink during the indicated period of maturity 2020-2032


WA 97, WS 98, V 96


(120 bt)

Regular price: $32.00
See product page: Domaine Guillot-Broux Les Genièvrières 2015
Mâcon AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Mâconnais
750 ml
SAQ code: 13249833
Organic product

Emmanuel, Patrice and Ludovic Guillot continue the work begun by their father, Jean-Gérard, who created this Cruzille estate in the Mâcon area in 1978. Certified in organic agriculture since 1991, this vineyard is a source of truly remarkable and authentic wines.

"Knockout nose offers an essence of peach, yellow apple, spices and dried herbs, all lifted by tangy lime and floral high notes... Ultimately quite penetrating, this intensely fruity wine finishes with very good cut." – www.vinousmedia.com

V 90, 2015 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

Regular price: $34.00
See product page: Domaine Guillot-Broux Clos de la Mollepierre 2015
Mâcon AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Mâconnais
750 ml
SAQ code: 13246801
Organic product

Emmanuel, Patrice and Ludovic Guillot continue the work begun by their father, Jean-Gérard, who created this Cruzille estate in the Mâcon area in 1978. Certified in organic agriculture since 1991, this vineyard is a source of truly remarkable and authentic wines.

"Offers an attractive balance of sweetness and verve, delivering a juicy quality to its moderately deep citrus and mineral flavors. Finishes with lingering citrus and saline notes, the wine’s minerality taking the place of its rather low acidity." – www.vinousmedia.com

V 89, 2015 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

Regular price: $32.00
See product page: Domaine Guillot-Broux Beaumont 2015
Mâcon AOC/AOP
Gamay
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Mâconnais
750 ml
SAQ code: 13246827
Organic product

Emmanuel, Patrice and Ludovic Guillot continue the work begun by their father, Jean-Gérard, who created this Cruzille estate in the Mâcon area in 1978. Certified in organic agriculture since 1991, this vineyard is a source of truly remarkable and authentic wines.

"Boasts terrific fruit intensity and complicating soil tones, with a juicy quality accentuated by a peppery element. Lovely fine-grained yet penetrating wine with a classically dry finish and excellent energy and thrust. I’d love to taste this against some top Beaujolais bottlings." – www.vinousmedia.com

V 90, 2015 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

Regular price: $32.00
See product page: Domaine Guillot-Broux Les Genièvrières 2015
Bourgogne AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Bourgogne
750 ml
SAQ code: 13246843
Organic product

Emmanuel, Patrice and Ludovic Guillot continue the work begun by their father, Jean-Gérard, who created this Cruzille estate in the Mâcon area in 1978. Certified in organic agriculture since 1991, this vineyard is a source of truly remarkable and authentic wines.

"100% Pinot Noir. Very straight postured and precise. Tannins from maturation, though still quite evident, will soften." – Translated from www.bettanedesseauve.com

B&D 15,5, 2015 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

Regular price: $42.00
See product page: Domaine Jaeger-Defaix Rully Premier Cru Mont-Palais 2014
Rully Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte Chalonnaise/Côte du Couchois
750 ml
SAQ code: 13209891

Hélène Jaeger-Defaix took over the reins from her great aunt Henriette Niepce at this tiny estate in Rully, a village in the north of Côte Chalonnaise, where her ancestors have been winegrowers since the 16th century.

"There is good richness but also good verve to the nicely intense middle-weight flavors that possess a lush mouth feel, all wrapped in a clean, dry and acceptably complex finale." – www.burghound.com

Burghound 88, 2014 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

51
Regular price: $44.25
See product page: Domaine Jaeger-Defaix Rully Permier Cru Rabourcé 2014
Rully Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Chardonnay
White wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte Chalonnaise/Côte du Couchois
750 ml
SAQ code: 13209920

Hélène Jaeger-Defaix took over the reins from her great aunt Henriette Niepce at this tiny estate in Rully, a village in the north of Côte Chalonnaise, where her ancestors have been winegrowers since the 16th century.

 

"Citrus notes. Lovely, tense, mineral expression. Great energy." – Translated from the Guide des vins Bettane & Desseauve 2017

 

B&D 16 coup de coeur, Burghound 91 Outstanding, 2014 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2020

52
Regular price: $84.00
See product page: Domaine Michel Gros Morey-Saint-Denis En la Rue de Vergy 2014
Morey-Saint-Denis AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 13193673

A direct descendant of the estate founded in 1830 by Louis Gustave Gros, Michel Gros is a discreet, exacting man, and his wines generous, refined and elegant.

 

"Comes from the parcel just 50 meters above Clos de Tart... The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, a pleasing sense of energy with a gentle lift towards a vibrant and nicely poised finish." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 89-91, Burghound 87-90, 2014 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

53
Regular price: $99.00
See product page: Domaine Michel Gros Chambolle-Musigny 2014
Chambolle-Musigny AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 12955701

A direct descendant of the estate founded in 1830 by Louis Gustave Gros, Michel Gros is a discreet, exacting man, and his wines generous, refined and elegant.

 

"The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, fresh and tensile with palpable nervosité, dovetailing into an elegant finish that nudged Premier Cru quality. This is very fine—much above my expectations for a Village Cru. Chapeau Michel!" – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 90-92, Burghound 88-90, 2014 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

Regular price: $99.00
See product page: Domaine Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée 2014
Vosne-Romanée AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 12955672
  • Drink now or keep 7 years following the vintage.

A direct descendant of the estate founded in 1830 by Louis Gustave Gros, Michel Gros is a discreet, exacting man, and his wines generous, refined and elegant.

"This too is highly expressive... I like the refined palate feel of the medium-bodied flavors that possess a bit more volume, if not necessarily more depth or length, on the attractively textured finish" – www.burghound.com

Burghound 88-91, 2014 vintage

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2028

55
Regular price: $156.00
See product page: Domaine Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Aux Brûlées 2014
Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 13193631

A direct descendant of the estate founded in 1830 by Louis Gustave Gros, Michel Gros is a discreet, exacting man, and his wines generous, refined and elegant.

 

"There is excellent richness and volume to the suave and caressing medium-weight flavors that brim with tannin ... that delivers very fine persistence. This is sufficiently structured to require at least a decade of bottle age." – www.burghound.com

 

B&D 17, Burghound 90-92, 2014 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2030

56
Regular price: $176.00
See product page: Domaine Michel Gros Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Clos des Réas 2014
Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 13193657
  • Ready to drink from 2016 to 2025.

A direct descendant of the estate founded in 1830 by Louis Gustave Gros, Michel Gros is a discreet, exacting man, and his wines generous, refined and elegant.

 

"Comes from Michel’s triangular, walled monopole towards the south of the village... The palate is energetic and tensile on the entry, with blackcurrant, raspberry and a touch of bitter lemon towards the chalky, textured finish. This is quite a complex Clos des Réas this year." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 90-92, Burghound 89-92, 2014 vintage

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2030

Regular price: $103.00
See product page: Maison Philippe Pacalet Gevrey-Chambertin 2013
Gevrey-Chambertin AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 13209524
  • Courrier Vinicole Favourite

Philippe Pacalet worked with his uncle, the late Marcel Lapierre, in Morgon, then at the highly regarded Domaine Prieuré-Roch in Côte de Nuits before setting up his own prestigious négociant business.

"Taking inspiration from half a dozen Gevrey climats, Philippe manages to elegantly express the terroirs. The silky mouthfeel unfurls with fruity, mineral and spicy notes. True Pinot class." – Signature Team

ES 94, Burghound 89-91 Outstanding Top Value, 2013 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2026

Regular price: $107.00
See product page: Maison Philippe Pacalet Nuits-Saint-Georges 2013
Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 13209743

Philippe Pacalet worked with his uncle, the late Marcel Lapierre, in Morgon, then at the highly regarded Domaine Prieuré-Roch in Côte de Nuits before setting up his own prestigious négociant business.

"Excellent intensity, this wine displays undeniable elegance and charm with its field strawberry and candied cherry flavours, along with a lactic touch and a note reminiscent of Szechuan pepper." – Signature Team

ES 91-93, Burghound 88-91, 2013 vintage

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2023

Regular price: $199.00
See product page: Maison Philippe Pacalet Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2013
Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru AOC/AOP
Pinot noir
Red wine
France, Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits
750 ml
SAQ code: 13209786

Philippe Pacalet worked with his uncle, the late Marcel Lapierre, in Morgon, then at the highly regarded Domaine Prieuré-Roch in Côte de Nuits before setting up his own prestigious négociant business.

"A Feusselottes and Guenchers blend that produces a deep, racy wine that is a faithful Chambolle." – Translated from the Guide des vins Bettane & Desseauve 2017

B&D 16,5 coup de coeur, 2013 vintage

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2026

Regular price: $93.00
See product page: La Fiorita Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 10868321

Founded at the beginning of the 1990s by the celebrity winemaker Roberto Cipresso, this Montalcino estate has enjoyed new life since the actress Natalie Oliveros became co-owner in 2011.

Regular price: $176.00
See product page: Valdicava  Madonna del Piano Riserva 2009
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Sangiovese
Riserva
Red wine
Italy, Tuscany
750 ml
SAQ code: 12920955

This estate has been receiving rave reviews for more than 25 years and is most assuredly one of the best producers to explore if you are a lover of Tuscan wines.

"The wine offers a pristine narrative of both grape and place with crystalline aromas of cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, smoke and Mediterranean herb... The mouthfeel is similarly successful with deep concentration and complexity." www.robertparker.com

WA 95, 2009 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2029

62
Regular price: $69.00
See product page: Karthäuserhof Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Grosses Gewächs 2011
Mosel QBA
Riesling
Grosses gewächs
White wine
Germany, Mosel
750 ml
SAQ code: 11860233

Sitting to the east of Trier, the Karthäuserhof estate is one of the historic estates in the Ruwer River region, a tributary of the Moselle. Its Rieslings are powerful, straightforward and classy.

 

"From the Karthäuserhofberg Grand Cru (Grosses Gewächs), an estate monopole, this dry Riesling wowed us with its minerality and notes of citronella, acacia, apple and pear. A racy, well-cut and lenghthy wine. Fabulous!" – Signature Team

 

ES 96, 2011 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2023

63
Regular price: $48.00
See product page: Chateau Musar 2007
Merwah, Obeidi
White wine
Lebanon, Vallée de la Bekaa
750 ml
SAQ code: 13210218

Serge Hochar pretty much introduced the world to Lebanese wines in addition to inspiring an entire generation of winemakers. His family keeps winemaking expertise going in the Bekaa Valley.

 

"Made from old Lebanese varieties Obaideh (75%) and Merwah (25%), this wine is one-of-a-kind. It offers notes of honey, candied fruit and fresh mushroom, with a long mineral finish. A rare and remarkable wine!" – Signature Team

 

ES 91, 2007 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2022

64
Regular price: $65.00
See product page: Chateau Musar 2001
Cabernet sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault
Red wine
Lebanon, Vallée de la Bekaa
750 ml
SAQ code: 13210226


Serge Hochar pretty much introduced the world to Lebanese wines in addition to inspiring an entire generation of winemakers. His family keeps winemaking expertise going in the Bekaa Valley.

 

"Aged for a year in French oak barrels and then bottled in 2004, this Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault blend offers a complex and developed palate that enchants with its freshness and intensity." – Signature Team

 

ES 92, WA 91, 2001 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

65
Regular price: $49.00
See product page: Sadie Family Skurfberg 2015
Olifants River WO
Chenin blanc
White wine
South Africa, Western Cape, Olifants River
750 ml
SAQ code: 13098457

Brilliant and passionate, Eben Sadie is without question one of the most acclaimed and respected winemakers in the southern hemisphere. This devotee of terroir is at the very heart of South Africa’s greatest wines.

 

"A blend of Chenin Blanc from old bushvine parcels on three farms on the slopes of the Skurfberg ("rugged mountains")... They were blended after 12 months, then left them to age another six months before bottling directly from the old casks." www.broadbent.com

 

WA 95 (2014 vintage)

 

Aging Potential: Period of maturity 2018-2026

Regular price: $88.00
See product page: Sadie Family Palladius 2014
Swartland WO
Chenin blanc, Clairette, Grenache, Viognier
White wine
South Africa, Western Cape, Coastal Region
750 ml
SAQ code: 13098449

Brilliant and passionate, Eben Sadie is without question one of the most acclaimed and respected winemakers in the southern hemisphere. This devotee of terroir is at the very heart of South Africa’s greatest wines.

 

"The final wine has an amazing zesty lime green aroma. This green freshness transcends to a riper, more tropical apricot & roasted almond character with loads of fruit. A very complex & compact wine with huge concentration and freshness. " www.broadbent.com

 

V 95 (2013 vintage)

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

67
Regular price: $40.00
See product page: Pearl Morissette Cuvée Dix-Neuvième Chardonnay 2013
Twenty Mile Bench VQA
Chardonnay
White wine
Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184179
Product of Canada

Quebecois sommelier François Morissette trained at the sides of high-profile Burgundian winemakers Roulot, Gouges and Mugnier before partnering with Torontonian Mel Pearl to launch his own venture in Ontario in 2007.

 

"Simply flawless. A delectable wine with peach and apple flavours, a mineral aspect that recalls chalk and a maturation that reveals undercurrents of marzipan and hazelnut. What a treat!" – Signature Team

 

ES 95, 2013 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

68
Regular price: $35.00
See product page: Pearl Morissette Cuvée Mon Unique Gamay 2014
Lincoln Lakeshore VQA
Gamay
Red wine
Canada, Ontario, Niagara Peninsula
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184187
Product of Canada

Quebecois sommelier François Morissette trained at the sides of high-profile Burgundian winemakers Roulot, Gouges and Mugnier before partnering with Torontonian Mel Pearl to launch his own venture in Ontario in 2007.

 

"A marvellous Ontario Gamay that offers up cherry and violet notes against a peppery and sandalwood background. Extremely drinkable, but meaty enough to stretch out the pleasure. Definitely one to try!" – Signature Team

 

ES 92, 2014 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2021

Regular price: $129.00
See product page: Mission Hill Oculus 2012
Okanagan Valley VQA
Cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Red wine
Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley
750 ml
SAQ code: 13184161
Product of Canada
  • Drink now or keep 11 years following the vintage.

Founded in 1981, Mission Hill today includes vineyards in five main areas of the Okanagan Valley and maintains its place among the leading wineries in British Columbia.

"An enticing expression of black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spice flavors, matched to a smooth texture and vibrant structure. Harmonious and approachable now, but should age well over the near term." – www.winespectator.com

WS 90, 2012 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2022

Regular price: $76.00
See product page: Willamette Valley Vineyards Bernau Block Pinot Noir 2014
Willamette Valley AVA
Pinot noir
Estate bottled
Red wine
United States, Oregon
750 ml
SAQ code: 12688535
71
Regular price: $116.00
See product page: Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot noir 2012
Willamette Valley AVA
Pinot noir
Barrel fermented
Red wine
United States, Oregon
750 ml
SAQ code: 13135297

Praised by international critics, this Oregon estate continues to deliver consistently great wines. Their Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are fresh and elegant.

 

"Focused, vital, ripe and distinctive, with a coppery note weaving through the strawberry and raspberry flavors. Hints at clove and root beer as the finish persists impressively against velvety tannins." – www.winespectator.com

 

WA 93, WS 93, JS 93, 2012 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

Regular price: $83.00
See product page: Switchback Ridge Merlot 2012
Napa Valley AVA
Merlot
Red wine
United States, California, North Coast
750 ml
SAQ code: 13118711

For over a century, this Calistoga estate has been in the hands of the Peterson family. Their sublime Merlots are among the finest in the Napa Valley!

 

"This luscious, full, pedal-to-the-medal 2012 is a seamless, sensational Merlot that is about as good as this varietal can be in Napa Valley." – www.robertparker.com

 

WA 95, 2012 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2027

Expert Ratings: WA 95
73
Regular price: $94.00
See product page: By Farr Sangreal Pinot Noir 2012
Pinot noir
Red wine
Australia, South Eastern Australia
750 ml
SAQ code: 13141371

Since 1994, Gary Farr has worked alongside his son Nick at this estate located in the Moorabool Valley, in the region of Geelong. According to renowned Australian wine critic James Halliday, their Pinot Noirs are among the most successful wines Australia has to offer.

 

"The concentration of flavor is striking and there’s a true sense of space in this wine as well as light and shade, detail and definition. This is, quite simply, Australian Pinot at its very finest." – www.jamessuckling.com

 

WA 95+, JS 98, 2012 vintage

 

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2024

Regular price: $49.00
See product page: Kumeu River Coddington Chardonnay 2015
Chardonnay
White wine
New Zealand, North Island, Auckland
750 ml
SAQ code: 11661971

Originally from Croatia, the Brajkovich family has mastered the art of producing whites from Chardonnay in Kumeu, north of Auckland, on the North Island. Their wines are internationally acclaimed, with good reason.

"The 2015 Coddington Chardonnay is youthfully muted with subtle suggestions of lemon curd, lime leaves and grapefruit peel plus a yeasty, toasty, cedary waft. Light to medium-bodied, fine, fresh and delicate in the mouth, it delivers good citrus and yeasty notes." www.robertparker.com

WA 91+, 2015 vintage

Aging potential: Drink now or keep until 2022

Regular price: $58.75
See product page: Fifty Pounds London Dry Gin
London dry gin
Dry gin
United Kingdom, England
700 ml
SAQ code: 11674297
Base spirit: Base

To address the poor quality of gin being produced in the 18th century, King George II imposed a tax of 50 pounds on the distillation and selling of gin in London. Fifty Pounds is one of the few distillers who paid the tax and continues to this day to offer artisanal gins in very limited quantities.

"Alone, topped with tonic or in a dry martini, this authentic, refreshing gin seduces with its aromatic profile where juniper, coriander, lemon and cucumber intermingle on a spicy canvas. Well worth discovering!" – Signature Team

ES 92

Regular price: $91.75
See product page: Old Pulteney Navigator Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Limited Edition
Scotch whisky
United Kingdom, Scotland, Highlands
700 ml
SAQ code: 12413427
Base spirit: Fine Spirit

The most northern distillery in the Highlands, situated in the port city of Wick, Old Pulteney has been delighting enthusiasts since 1828 with whiskies that deliver power, smoothness and stock saline aromas.

"Inspired by the intrepid maritime adventure in the 13–14 Clipper Race... Full-bodied and rich: a burst of cocoa, honey and oranges, with a long-lasting, spicy finish and suggestion of the sea at the end." – www.oldpulteney.com

Regular price: $110.00
See product page: Kilchoman Sanaig Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotch whisky
United Kingdom, Scotland, Islay
700 ml
SAQ code: 13097294

Founded in 2005, Kilchoman (pronounced Kil-ho-man) is not only the first distillery to be built on the Isle of Islay in 125 years, but it is also one of the few to handle the entire whisky production process in-house.

"A beautiful marriage of bourbon and sherry maturation, balanced with classic Islay peat smoke and light citrus sweetness. Sanaig was awarded Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Non Age Statement at the IWSC 2016." – www.kilchomandistillery.com

Regular price: $130.00
See product page: BenRiach Peated Quarter Casks Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Limited Edition
Scotch whisky
United Kingdom, Scotland, Vallée de Spey
700 ml
SAQ code: 13105581

BenRiach’s long history, which began in 1898, has been marked by many setbacks. Today, the distillery, located at the heart of Speyside, is once again a top single-malt producer.

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