Saturday, July 16, 2016

95 pointers - Wine Department

A trio of 95 Point Wines

2015 Chateau Peyrssol Rose (Magnums Only) $71.99 1.5 liter
Elegant, light and lively scents of greengage and a little onion. Fresh and zingy with subtle floral, pineapple, white peach and piney flavours. Round, pure, long, diverting, with graceful light cherry fruit and a creamy touch. Very classical, a very attractive rose.
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

2013 Black Slate Porrera Priorat $18.99
Another of the single-sector Priorat wines from importer Eric Solomon, the 2013 Mas d’en Compte is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Carignan aged in a combination of concrete tanks. Large wood foudres and smaller French oak barrels. The wine offers loads of licorice and black raspberries and seems to represent the quintessential style of Priorat in its opulence – floral, blueberry and black raspberry fruit, intense minerality and silky, lush tannins. This medium to full-bodied wine should continue to drink well for another 5-8 years, possibly longer.
Rated 95/100 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate

NV Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée $133.99
The NV Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée is a Grand Cru Brut based on 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from a total of eleven villages. The youngest release is a blend of the (declared) vintages 2002, 1999 and 1998, and has a yellow-golden color that opens beautifully with a clear, deep and complex bouquet. It is pure, ripe and very elegant, mixing pain-aux-raisin and honey flavors with pure chalk. Ample, highly elegant, beautifully matured and fruit-intense, with fine caramel, honey and torrone flavors, this is a well-structured Grand Siècle with great finesse and delicate freshness. Awesome.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

Rated 97/100 Wine Enthusiast

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