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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)

Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell 2014

Descriptions:

Bodegas Bleda is located in the Designation of Origin Jumilla, situated in Eastern Spain, halfway between the Mediterranean coastline and Castilla La Mancha, south of Valencia.

Headquartered in the Valley of Omblancas, at an altitude of 650 meters overlooking the Castle of Jumilla.

Grape varietal:  Monastrell (100%)

Tasting notes: Unoaked with a fragrant nose of fresh cherries and blackberries. At 14% alcohol, the wine is well balanced with

smooth tannins and a pleasant sweetness. It is mature and elegant with a lasting bouquet for such a young wine.

Food & accompaniments: A wine for grilled meats at a price that can’t be beat.

 

Appelation:
Jumilla (DOC), Spain
Producer:
Bodega Bleda www.bodegasbleda.es/en
Accolades:
* Gran Baco de Oro awarded by the Spanish Tasters Unión in the Premios Baco for Vintage 2014 * Gold: Berlin Wine Trophy 2015
Availability:
SPEC +741561 Available at private wine shops and restaurants
Price:
Licensee 12.99/wholesale 10.69

Costers del Priorat Clos Cypres 2013

Descriptions:

Powerful and exuberant wine. From a vineyard in Bellmunt planted in 1939, fermented in 300 litre amphorae and 500 litre old oak, before aging in barrique. Colour: Intense cherry. Aroma of good intensity, complex, fine and with mineral and fruit which perfectly complement the aromas of aging. The palate is rich, fleshy, broad and a very long finish.

Decanter 50 Star Buys of 2015

Appelation:
Priorat, Spain
Producer:
Costers del Priorat
Accolades:
10 top wines of 2015: Decanter Star Buys, Decanter 95 pts, 93 pts Guia Penin
Availability:
+689448 SPEC - Extremely limited. At select fine restaurants and private wine shops.
Price:
estimated licensee 54.39/ wholesale 46.02