Archive for December, 2011

2004 Kilikanoon Oracle 97 Points RP

Posted in Uncategorized on December 27, 2011 by Wineoceros

HOT LOT 12/27: 97 Points RP – 2004 Kilikanoon Oracle : PALATE PRESS.

Great things from down under,from my friends at Kilikanoon.

Kilikanoon Parable

Posted in Uncategorized on December 16, 2011 by Wineoceros

Deep garnet colored, the 2007 Parable Shiraz gives fragrant, floral notes of dried roses and violets over oolong tea, dried cherry and warm blackberries plus whiffs of licorice and menthol. With a nice juxtaposition between voluptuous, ripe fruit and a solid structure of high acid and firm grainy tannins, it gives a long layered finish. Temptingly forward with ripe, primary flavors that are just starting to evolve, this wine should fan out even more with 2-4 years more in bottle and drink to 2020+. Score: 94+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, erobertparker.com, Dec. 2010

For the wine lover on your list this Christmas $39.95 at most LCBO stores.see the link below to find the one closest to you.

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Emiliana Ge and Coyam

Posted in Reviews, Whats Up? on December 16, 2011 by Wineoceros

Each year Wine Access receives thousands of wines to be tasted but
only 101 make the end of the year list. This year Coyam 2007 and Gê
2006 were classified with 93 points each placing them at 16th and
18th place respectively on the list, making them the only Chilean
wines in the top 50 of the year.
This reinforces the fact that Emiliana has a great passion for
producing wines of the highest quality with a sustainable, organic,
and biodynamic agriculture which is the best way to achieve more
balanced and healthier vineyards, bringing forth better quality grapes
and therefore wine. This passion presents itself in Coyam and Gê, so
as Anthony Gismondi says “…there is a person with passion behind
each bottle because, in our estimation, passion and great wines are
inseparable.”

“… This list includes the wines that inspire us most and that motivate
us to travel afar in search of the full story that lies behind each great
wine. Each wine represents a distinct plot of land, or terroir as the
French say.” – Anthony Gismondi

The Philosophy behind the wine

 

FRANCOIS LURTON SAUVIGNON DE BORDEAUX

Posted in Reviews, Whats Up? on December 16, 2011 by Wineoceros

Very good value in a mid-week sipping white. The Lurton family has deep roots in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, where most of Bordeaux’s less expensive sauvignon is grown. This straight-up 100% sauvignon without oak ageing. It has a pure nose of gooseberry, almost tropical guava-green banana fruit and lemongrass. It’s soft and fleshy yet still fresh and lively
with a hint of lime and salty minerality on the finish. Chill it well.

David Lawrason, WineAlign