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Romate Oloroso Old & Plus Sherry

Descriptions:

A limited amount of barrels hidden in the centre of Bodega Romate’s cellars holds the oldest wines. This Oloroso is over 30 years old and is made from soleras that are over 200 years old. These casks were set aside by the owner’s ancestors for the family’s private consumption.

Nose Notes: Deep and vividly fragrant. Lots of juicy plums, dates an dried figs. Chocolate bars with macadamia nuts and walnuts. Hints of exotic woods and polished furniture, well integrated with some toast and a soft veil of smoke. Big leathery notes as well.

Mouth Notes: Intense, but not a heavy weight. Bright and crisp, with some glycerine which makes it seem a little rounder. Some citrus. Toffee and chocolate. Technically dry of course, but no astringent whatsoever. All quite balanced. It’s acidic, salty and nutty, but nothing in excess. Long, dry, nutty finish with a light bitter edge.

Appelation:
Jerez, Spain
Producer:
Bodega Sanchez Romate www.romate.com
Accolades:
A top class Oloroso. Certified by the Jerez D.O. Regulatory Council as “Very Old Rare Sherry”. Presented in the bottle format of the 18th Century Royal Navy’s Ship Decanter.
Availability:
Listed Available at BCLDB Government Liquor Stores
Price:
licensee 79.99/wholesale 62.22 (500ml bottle)

Chinon Couly-Dutheil La Baronnie Madeleine 2014

Descriptions:

Loire is the garden of France and land of kings and castles with some of world’s most delicious, delectable wines. Established in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developed by René Couly who married Madeleine Dutheil, theHouse of Couly-Dutheil has become one of the great names and top producers of Chinon (Cabernet Franc).  Today, Couly-Dutheil remains a family house owned by the third and fourth generation.

100% Cabernet Franc named in honour of the family’s mother, Madeleine Couly-Dutheil. Only produced in outstanding vintages, the vines are, on average, 55 years old. Complex & intense aromas with seductively silky palate of ripe fruits. Lovely strong ruby colour with purplish reflection. Superb bouquet with red fruits, aromas & spicy notes. Generous and elegant with rich, high quality tannins. Very well balanced. Grande Cuvée de Prestige.

Appelation:
Chinon (AOC) Loire Valley, France
Producer:
Couly-Dutheil www.coulydutheil-chinon.com
Accolades:
Tasting Notes: "Lovely strong ruby colour with purplish reflection. Superb bouquet with red fruits aromas and spicy notes. Generous and elegant with rich, high quality tannins. Very well balanced. Recommended with roasted duck, chicken, lamb, grilled beef, veal, game and mushroom fricassee. Serve between 16 and 18 ° C. Pleasant from 2-3 years."
Availability:
Listed +229664 Available at select BCLDB government liquor stores.
Price:
licensee 30.99/wholesale 24.20

Chinon Couly-Dutheil La Coulee Automnale 2015

Descriptions:

The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic climate is exceptionally mild and benefits of long sunny periods. The variety of soils and their particular qualities allows the cabernet-franc (98% of the vineyard) to express all its fineness and its celebrated “taffetas” within a range of strong personalities.

With the domaine’s vineyard all grassed through and run according to the rules of “La Lutte Raisonnée (biological culture methods), the estate has placed an increasing emphasis on high foliage (generally trimming the vines to 1.80 m), éclaircissage (to thin out), de-leafing around the bunches to keep the grapes healthy and then hand picking, as late as possible, to get full ripeness.

100% Cabernet Franc from the noble terroir of Chinon with clay-siliceous plateaux and the clay-limestone hillsides. Nice purple and ruby colour. Very pleasant nose with small red fruit aromas. Fruity, soft and rich mouthfeel with charming tannins.

Appelation:
Chinon (AOC) Loire Valley, France
Producer:
Couly-Dutheil www.coulydutheil-chinon.com
Accolades:
Tasting Notes: "Nice purple and ruby color; pleasant nose with small red fruits aromas. Fruity, soft & unctus mouth with charming tannins. Serve with chicken, ham, veal, beef, grilled meats, and bbq dishes." As the name explains "Automnale", the bottling happens in Autumn.
Availability:
+230072 SPEC - Available at Fine Restaurants & Private Wine Shops
Price:
licensee 23.99/wholesale 20.80

Couly-Dutheil Blanc du Franc 2016

Descriptions:

Founded in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developed by René Couly who married Madeleine Duthiel, the House of Couly-Dutheil has become one of the great names and top producers of Chinon. The family owns 87 hectares of prestigious estate vineyards, including the famous Clos de l’Olive & Clos de l’Echo (royal vineyard of the King of France).

Today, the property is run by Jacques Couly-Dutheil and his son, Arnaud, who is recognized as one of the most creative & talented young winemakers in the region.

100% Cabernet Franc, white wine with a light pink hue. Floral & fruity nose with rose aromas and small red fruit notes. Dry wine with rich structure & savoury tannins. Refreshing finale. Average age of vines: 25 years old.

Appelation:
Chinon (AOC) Loire Valley, France
Producer:
Couly-Dutheil www.coulydutheil-chinon.com
Accolades:
Tasting Notes: "Lovely pale yellow colour, subtle bouquet dominated by fruity and floral aromas like white roses. Fruited palate with round and refreshing flavours. A tangy mouth, a fresh attack, all in simplicity and harmony"
Availability:
+160019: SPEC Available at Fine Restaurants and Private Wine Shops
Price:
licensee 26.99/wholesale 22.16

CP Chardonnay

Descriptions:

Nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, along California’s famed Central Coast. The Paso Robles wine grape growing region’s climate is perfect, with a long growing season of warm days and cool evenings that give rise to vibrantly ripened fruit with dynamic flavour profiles that translate beautifully in your glass.

This is a truly beautiful chardonnay. Just the right balance of tropical fruit, pear, stone fruits and citrus with light touches of vanilla and oak for balance. Well-structured, crisp, clean and sexy with sweet fruit flavours mingling with light minerals and oak, leading to a wonderful, long, rich, lingering finish.

Appelation:
Paso Robles, California (USA)
Producer:
Calipaso Winery www.calipasowinery.com
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +628883 Available at Private Wine Shops and Fine Restaurants
Price:
licensee 20.99/wholesale 17.59

Calipaso Zinfandel

Descriptions:

The king of red wines, with an unequaled ability to age. Ample fruitiness of raspberry, black currants and cherries combined with firm tannins result in a classic structure with a savory, elegant finish.

Appelation:
Paso Robles, California (USA)
Producer:
Calipaso Winery www.calipasowinery.com
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +37107 Available at Private Wine Shops & Fine Restaurants
Price:
licensee 27.99/wholesale 23.49

Calipaso Tempranillo

Descriptions:

On the nose, it has a perfumed fragrance of red berries with subtle hints of spices and pomegranates. A blend of unique sites that has distinct, yet complementary, flavour components.

Appelation:
Paso Robles, California (USA)
Producer:
Calipaso Winery www.calipasowinery.com
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +215310 Available at Private Wine Shops & Fine Restaurants
Price:
licensee 27.99/wholesale 23.49

Calipaso Cuvee Blanc

Descriptions:

A blend found in Rhone of Grenache Blanc (46%), Viognier (27%), Marsanne (15%) and Roussanne (12%). The powerful aromatic profile is of flowers and stone fruits. The wine has crisp acidity and a lingering finish along with great richness & complexity.

 

Appelation:
Paso Robles, California (USA)
Producer:
Calipaso Winery www.calipasowinery.com
Accolades:
Availability:
SPEC +215346 Available at Private Wine Shops & Fine Restaurants
Price:
licensee 23.99/wholesale 19.99