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Wednesday afternoon wine tasting: Domaine Serene & Château de la Crée   Thursday afternoon wine tasting: Bisol Prosecco   Friday afternoon book signing & rosê tasting: Drink Pink with Victoria James   Saturday afternoon wine tasting: Wines & Brandies of Miguel Torres   2016 Bordeaux En Primeur   New Coravin™ Model One Wine Preservation System   Pink Wines/Vins Rosés!  
   Schott Zwiesel Cru Decanter   Schott Zwiesel Forte Stemware   Potocki Wódka   2007 Trimbach Alsace Caisse Prestige  
Champagne Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs   Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut   2013 Pouilly-Fuissé Château de Beauregard   2015 Mâcon-Lugny Les Charmes Chardonnay   2016 Domaine de Pouy Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne   2015 Sancerre La Crêle Thomas et Fils   2016 Domaine des Corbillières Touraine Sauvignon   2015 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc   2016 Côtes de Provence Rosé Domaine Houchart   2015 Etna Rosso Tenuta della Terre Nere   2012 Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione   2015 Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Scot Cavallotto   2014 Dow Douro Vale do Bomfim   Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot Number 65   Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Porto   Graham's Tawny Porto Aged 20 Years  

To Our Discerning Clientèle,

There are tasting events aplenty this week at the shop!

Please join us this Wednesday afternoon / early evening the 21st of June, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM here at the shop when we welcome Robert Gilroy, Sales Director and offer a taste of the fine Oregon wines of Domaine Serene and the Burgundy wines of Château de la Crée.

Then, come Thursday afternoon / early evening the 22nd of June, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM here at the shop together with Stefano Marangon, U. S. Sales Manager and Kevin Barnes of importer Wilson-Daniels, Ltd., we'll offer a frigid and refreshing taste of Bisol Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene.

Then, on Friday afternoon / early evening the 23rd of June, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM here at the shop we'll welcome sommelier and now author, Victoria James, and her illustrator wine man, Lyle Railsback, for a signing of her new book Drink Pink and a taste of some of our favorite 2016 rosé wines from importer, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.

Finally, on Saturday afternoon the 24th of June, 2017 from 12:00 NOON until 3:00 PM here at the shop and together with Marta Delfa, Brand Ambassador / Educator, we will offer a taste of the fine Spanish wines and brandies from the venerable house of Torres.

The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux looks to be a good one. We'll be offering from among the best wines and best values we encountered at the en primeur tastings this past April in Bordeaux, with a focus on wines from Saint‑Julien, and other of the finest sources for wines this vintage. Give us a little click here to see more detail.

The new Coravin™ Model One has arrived at The Austin Wine Merchant! Click here to learn more about this innovative way to serve a single glass of wine whilst preserving the rest of the bottle for later.

Yep, it's that hot time of year. Pink wines are here! Click here to learn a bit more just below or visit the pink page of our web-site for even more detail!

Details follow just below and or at the events page of our web site: http://www.theaustinwinemerchant.com/events.html.

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Wednesday afternoon / early evening the 21st of June, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM here at the shop

Wine Tasting


Château de la Crée / Domaine Serene
with Robert Gilroy, Southwest Region Sales Director

2014 Montagny Blanc 1er Cru Les Tourelles de la Crée

2013 Santenay 1er Cru Gravières Blanc Château de la Crée

Domaine Serene "r" Rosé V9

2013 Santenay Clos de la Confrérie Rouge Monopole Château de la Crée

2014 Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir

2013 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir

Gentlemen, please, no cologne or after shave; ladies, please no perfume!


Thursday afternoon / early evening the 23rd of June, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM here at the shop

Bisol Prosecco
with Stefano Marangon, U. S. Sales Manager and Kevin Barnes of importer Wilson-Daniels, Ltd.

Bisol Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Brut Crede

Bisol Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene Brut Cartizze

Gentlemen, please, no cologne or after shave; ladies, please no perfume!


Friday afternoon / early evening the 23rd of June, 2017 from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM here at the shop

Wine Tasting & Book Signing

Drink Pink Book Signing / Rosé Tasting
with Victoria James, Author and Lyle Railsback, Illustrator (and our Kermit Lynch connection)

2016 Beaujolais-Villages Rosé Château Thivin

2016 Château de Lascaux Languedoc Rosé

2016 Ermitage du Pic Saint-Loup Rosé

2016 Tavel Rosé Château de Trinquevedel

2016 Bandol Domaine du Gros'Noré Rosé

2015 Railsback Frères Rosé Santa Ynez Valley

Gentlemen, please, no cologne or after shave; ladies, please no perfume!


Saturday afternoon the 24th of June, 2017 from 12:00 NOON until 3:00 PM here at the shop

Wine Tasting

Wines & Brandies of Miguel Torres
with Marta Delfa, Brand Ambassador & Educator, Miguel Torres USA

2015 Torres Viña Sol

2016 Torres De Casta Rosado

2015 Torres Sangre de Toro

2012 Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon

Torres Orange Liqueur

Torres Imperial Brandy 10 Gran Reserva

Gentlemen, please, no cologne or after shave; ladies, please no perfume!


Pre-Arrival Offering of 2016 Vintage Bordeaux

The vintage of 2016 is certainly a fine one in Bordeaux. Our tastings of barrel samples of the wines earlier this year would indicate deeply colored, amply-bodied to sturdy, richly-textured wines capable of aging mid to long-term. We'll try to offer from among the best wines and best values we encountered at the en primeur tastings this past April in Bordeaux, with a focus on wines from Saint‑Julien, and other of our favorites from Saint-Émilion, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe and other communes in the Médoc. As is most always the case here, we will offer the wines on a reservations basis, which is to say, we don't require you to pay up front — you make your reservation(s) now but hang onto your cash, make payment and then take delivery just following the wines' expected arrival here in the spring of 2019. Just give us a little click here or on the link above for more detail. Please just give us a call at (512) 499-0512 or send us an e-Mail message with questions, comments, orders...


Coravin™ Wine Preservation System

The new lower-cost Coravin Model One has arrived at The Austin Wine Merchant! Over a decade of research and development has produced this innovative system that allows you to serve a single glass of wine at a time from any wine bottle with a natural cork while fully preserving the rest of the wine in the bottle with inert argon gas. Learn more about this innovative solution by clicking here or on the logo.

$199.95 for Model One System plus 2 Coravin Capsules

$350.00 for Model Two System plus 2 Coravin Capsules, 3-needle assortment and Carrying Case

$20.00 for a pack of 2 Coravin Capsules


Rosé Wines / Vinos Rosados / Vins Rosés / Pink Wines
Come summer, pink is the thing wine-wise. A cool, even frigid glass of pink wine can be just the refreshing thing to beat the summer heat. Although we ourselves treat this category with all the fun and frivolity it deserves, we do take it all quite seriously, too. We've a superb selection of pink wines in-store from which you might choose your favorites. By all means do check out the cool, refreshing and delicious selections at the pink page of our web-site. Then scurry on downtown and get on into the pink!


Schott Zwiesel Cru Decanter

Our choice for classic shape and utility for professional decanting of fine red (or, for that matter, fine white) wines. Brilliant Tritan® crystal clear; well-grounded with a low center of gravity and a large surface area for maximum aeration; easy to pour and with drip protect lip. This is the item! Regularly $75.00 the piece, on sale now at ⅓ off:

$50.00 the piece


Schott Zwiesel Forté

After long years of intensive research and development, in collaboration with the University of Erlangen, Schott Zwiesel, a.k.a. Zwiesel Kristallglas, has succeeded in creating a new type of crystal glass: Tritan®. The use of unique ingredients, including Titanium instead of lead, combined with an advanced manufacturing process, has created an incredibly pure, hard and clear crystal glass — crystal glass that is highly resilient to accidental breakage and chipping in the dishwasher. Tritan® is a unique, patented crystal glass that sets a new high standard. And the Zwiesel Kristallglass Forté series is our choice for classic elegance and durability in everyday stemware at an even better than everyday price.

$10.00 the stem, boxed sets on sale at 15% off


Potocki Wódka

Potocki Wódka is created from the highest quality rye grain sourced in fields around the distillery in central Poland. Fresh from the harvest each August, the grain is milled and cooked under pressure. Yeast is then added to start fermentation yielding a low alcoholic strength mash. The mash goes through two slow distillations in a column still. It is regularly tasted until the optimal distillation level is reached. The «head» and the «tail», that is the initial and final ends of the distillate, are discarded to ensure the highest quality. The resulting distillate is then mixed with a pure distilled water to the desired strength of 40% alcohol by volume. No additives, such as citric acid or glycerine, are used. The common process of charcoal filtration is intentionally omitted as this would unnecessarily strip the vodka of its character (and flavor, mind you). We find the end result a most compelling spirit: discernably a distillate of a fine quality rye grain with an alluring warmth and breadth and purity of aroma; smooth and round in texture (please note the texture), a wholly satisfying, engaging and pure eaux-de-vie de seigle polonais. Our wine buyer's mentor, Mr. Henry, used to quip that it was the Poles who taught the Russians to make vodka (never mind he was himself Polish). Potocki Wódka lends creedence to his argument. And, no, he wasn't just whistling Górecki. The proof is in the product. We give this fine spirit our very highest recommendation.

$40.00 the bottle




Trimbach 2007 Vintage Caisse Prestige

At its finest, Alsace is all about juicy, pure white wines with intense fruit flavors, bright acidity and in the case of wines from Alsace's grand crus and next-best sites complex underlying soil tones. By those standards, vintage 2007 is a year for your personal time capsule. Following the difficult harvest of 2006, the growing season of 2007 brought what one grower on my September tour described as an early vintage with a late-ripening character and what most makers agreed is an excellent to outstanding year for this beautiful region. The best producers have made concentrated, firm wines with uncanny precision of flavor, fascinating transparency to site, and the structure for a long and graceful evolution in bottle. - Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com November, 2008

This is a special six-bottle wooden case containing one bottle each from the 2007 vintage of the Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Émile, Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste Hune, Trimbach Pinot Gris Réserve Personnelle, Trimbach Gewurztraminer Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre, Trimbach Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives, and Trimbach Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles Hors Choix.

$637.50 the case of 6/750ml bottles


And then, from among recent arrivals, splendid values and otherwise special deals:

Champagne Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Le Mesnil Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru

Produced of 100% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards near Le Mesnil sur Oger, in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, holy ground for lovers of the finest Champagne. This bottling represents some ⅔ of the production of the very well-run cooperative that is Champagne Le Mesnil. Brilliant white-gold in color, this Brut Blanc de Blancs has a lovely harmony of elements, fresh and most enticing and inviting aromas suggestive of melon, cool of the morning grape plucked from the vine, buttered biscuit and flower pollen; nice medium-full mousse, then expansive on the tongue and supremely flavorful, its crisp fresh chalky dry finish just begging another pull. Delicious!

$37.50 the bottle  $382.56 the case
$87.50 the 1.5-litre magnum  $223.14 the case of 3

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut

Long a favorite of our discerning clientèle, Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is characterized by its freshness and exuberance, its vibrancy and expressiveness. Shimmering light golden color with lots and lots of tiny bubbles racing to the top; ultra-fresh and alluring aromas suggest delicate brioche just-baking, lemon crème, cool of the morning fresh orchard fruit aromas buttressed by telltale moistened chalk and crushed seashell; an absolute joy on the tongue, lean and crisp with vibrant flavors dancing fluidly, then bursting forth all refreshing and just every bit quenching that serious Champagne thirst. Regularly $47.50 the bottle, on sale now at 25% off:

$35.63 the bottle $427.56 the case

2013 Pouilly-Fuissé Château de Beauregard

Château de Beauregard has been owned by the Burrier family for 6 generations and is regarded as one of the major properties of southern Burgundy. Their vineyards cover some 42 hectares in the Mâconnais/Beaujolais, including most importantly for our purposes, 22 hectares of Pouilly-Fuissé. The vineyards face east and southeast and are planted to soils of a mixture of clay and chalk from the Jurassic period, at 250 to 300 meters above sea level and located near the villages of Fuissé, Solutré-Pouilly and Vergisson and are divided in more than 40 different plots. This is among the reasons the Château de Beauregard is considered among the reference points of the appellation. The 2013 is in a very pretty place in its evolution just now. Just light yellow gold in color, with aromas hinting at orchard fruits like apple, peach and mirabelle with hints of acacia flower; at once ample and satisfying in body, rich and rounded and yet supremely refreshing with an underlying limestony minerality providing crisp relief for the deliciously rich fruit. Superb southern white Burgundy wine at, for now, a simply ridiculous low price. Regularly $37.50 the bottle, on sale now at ½ off:

$18.75 the bottle

2015 Mâcon-Lugny Les Charmes Chardonnay

The «Les Charmes» vineyard near the village of Lugny in the Mâconnais region of southern Burgundy is prized for its exceptional southern exposure and for the age of its vines, averaging some 40 years of age on the whole. Around here, we prize its production as among the surest of bets for value in dry white wine. Vinified entirely in stainless steel and bottled sans bois, that is, unlumbered, 100% unencumbered by oak, at the nearby Cave de Lugny; green-gold in color, the wine is fresh and vibrant with aromas that would suggest hazelnut, citrus flower and acacia honeys on a foundation of refreshing summer rains on limestone; medium-bodied, ample in weight, with a clean, crisp and lasting flavor on the finish. Given the consistently excellent quality and its extremely fair price, it’s not much wonder that Mâcon-Lugny Les Charmes Chardonnay is among the best-selling of white Burgundies in the United States!

$12.99 the bottle  $132.48 the case

2016 Domaine de Pouy Vin de Pays de Côtes de Gascogne

From the land of d'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers comes this keen-edged little number. Noted wine critic, Robert M. Parker, Jr., has called it 'among the greatest white wine values in the world.' Vivid and fresh of aroma, hinting at citrus, say ruby-red grapefruit and peach; light on its feet and low in alcohol, crisp, chalky dry, both tantalizing and refreshing, stirring the salivary glands something wonderful. Serve this one up well-chilled to foil this summer heat.

$8.75 the bottle  $89.28 the case

2015 Sancerre La Crêle Thomas et Fils

Jean & Ginette Thomas craft among our most favorite of the wines of Sancerre. Lovely, limpid, pale straw in color; fresh Sauvignon Blanc aromas that suggest perfectly ripe fruit harvested at its apogee of flavor and potency with suggestion of ripe melon, citrus and fine wildflower honey on a backdrop of cool rainwater on crumbled limestone; crisp and compelling on the tongue, with an almost palpable vibrant interplay of fruit and acidity; lots and lots of clean, delicious Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc flavor that just lasts and lasts and refreshes and refreshes...

$22.50 the bottle  $228.56 the case

2016 Domaine des Corbillières Touraine Sauvignon

The Domaine des Corbillières is a 20-hectare estate located in the town of Oisly, about 30 kilometers east of the city of Tours in the Loire River Valley. It was three generations ago that Fabel Barbou planted his first Sauvignon Blanc, introducing the varietal in this central Loire appellation. The vines are today quite old and low­yielding. The wines nowadays are made with great care and passion by Fabel’s great­grandson, Dominique Barbou. Luminious bright green­gold in the glass; high-toned and fresh aromas of citrus, ripe melon, lemongrass; vibrant and alive on the tongue, almost "electric" as our friend and importer Bobby Kacher likes to say. And always among the absolute best values available in high­quality Sauvignon Blanc.

$12.99 the bottle  $132.48 the case

2015 Château Marjosse Bordeaux Blanc

The 2015 Marjosse Blanc exhibits Green apple, pear, mint and expressive floral notes abound in the 2015 Marjosse. This light-weight, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon/Sauvignon Gris/Muscadelle from Pierre Lurton is an excellent aperitif-style dry white to drink young! Tasted April 2016. Rated 88. - Antonio Galloni, vinousmedia.com, April, 2016

$11.99 the bottle $122.28 the case

2016 Côtes de Provence Rosé Domaine Houchart

Is Provençal Rosé the vinous equivalent of bottled sunshine? Is it the what's what of pink wines? Is it the cool, crisp compelling glass of vin rosé at the end of the rainbow? Yeah, probably so! Domaine Houchart Côtes de Provence Rosé is among our favorite of the Provençal rosé wines each year. Fresh, bright, vivid with a gentle intensity of chalky berry flavor just bursting forth and a refreshingness that is just, ahhhhh ... Thank heaven for sunshine! Thank heaven for Provençal rosé!

$11.99 the bottle  $122.28 the case

2015 Etna Rosso Tenuta della Terre Nere 2015 Etna Rosso Tenuta della Terre Nere

Etna Rosso is, for us, a most wonderful if somewhat recent discovery of some, um, magnitude. And Tenuta delle Terre Nere have emerged a favorite producer of the wine among our discerning clientèle. Produced from a preponderance of Nerello Mascalese along with a dash of Nerello Cappuccio fruit from the young vines of the estate cropped at low yields of around 35 hectolitres per hectare and growing on the hillsides of the famous volcano on the eastern edge of the island of Sicily, the wine is a limpid ruby red in color; reticent on opening (by all means do give this one a good decanting), quite lovely aromas are coaxed with some aeration, let's say tarry dried cherries, dried Italian herbs, spices and deep dark volcanic earthy/smoky notes; while there has been a good deal of comparison of Etna Rosso to Burgundian Pinot Noir, the aromatic profile is quite different and the silken-textured opening quickly gives way, builds into somewhat more of a southern powerhouse on the tongue, with fine-grained tannins seemingly carrying bursting flavors right on up that hill, potent and long to the finish. Maybe a comparison to a mythical marriage of Chambolle-Musigny and Châteauneuf-du-Pape would be more apt but, then again, no. Etna Rosso is sui generis. One might say it enters on silken slippers, all carefree island hopping light on its feet, but goes out with a firm resolve, as one might reasonably expect of a wine whose vines' waltzing partner is the stuff of an active volcano. Magnitude, you bet. Even better, Magmatude!

$22.50 the bottle $229.56 the case

2012 Brunello di Montalcino Il Poggione

Good full red. Medicinal red cherry, raspberry, sweet spices and mint on the fresh, precise nose. Bright and sweet, with a penetrating, austere quality to its flavors of red fruits, minerals and medicinal herbs. Harmonious acidity nicely frames the pure, long, youthfully tight finish. Lovely young Brunello that will repay cellaring. Drink: 2025-2038. Rated 93+. - Ian D'Agata, vinous.com March, 2017

Il Poggione is a Brunello superstar and a vintage like this reveals every reason why that affirmation is true. From the second the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino pours into the glass, you know you are in for something special. The wine is darkly saturated and rich in appearance. Absent are those slightly amber or browning hues you often get with Sangiovese in a hot vintage. Nor does the wine show flat or tired characteristics. Instead, the quality of fruit is vibrant and rich. This is a healthy, generous and exuberant Brunello with dark density and succulent fruit flavors that are followed by integrated spice and tobacco. The balance is impressive and one thing you get here is fresh acidity. This is not to be underestimated, because the acidity quota in the 2012 vintage across the appellation is not as high or evident as usual. This is one of the year's best Brunellos. Drink: 2017-2030. Rated 95+. - Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate Issue 229, February, 2017

$70.00 the bottle  $357.00 the case of six

2015 Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Scot Cavallotto

Produce of 100% Dolcetto fruit from a parcel on the hillside between Bricco Boschis and Monprivato/Codana. Fermented with indigenous yeasts, macerated with submerged cap for 3-4 days, then aged in large Slavonian oak botti of 50 hl for 6 months and then in cement tanks for 6 months. More and better evidence of 2015 as the «annata solare»? Probably so, yeah. Heady aromas suggestive of fleshy ripe berries, fresh grape pomace, graphite and bitter almond; compellingly full, round and potent on the tongue with ripe but very present tannins carrying a rush of intensity of flavors that reprise and then riff on those very first whiffs with an added note of kirsh in the delicious mix. Warm, invigorating and potent to the finish.

$17.50 the bottle $178.56 the case

2014 Dow Douro Vale do Bomfim 2014 Dow Douro Vale do Bomfim

From Douro Valley vineyards of the Symington family in northern Portugal, including the Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira, which have traditionally supplied the famed Porto House of Dow. Vale do Bomfim represents a new style of table wine from the Upper Douro valley, where the region's wealth of grape varieties, mature vineyards and modern winemaking have been successfully combined. Produce of 30% Tinta Barroca, 25% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 20% Tinta Roriz, hand-selected and vinified at the Quinta do Sol winery, one of the most modern winemaking facilities in Portugal. While a comparison to Bordeaux may be compelling here, there is something a bit more delightfully old-world about this wine: deep purple red in color; at first, showing a certain Claret-like reserve and restraint, it then steps on out of those shoes to declare itself more surely of Iberian origin with aromas suggestive of fleshy wild berries, let’s say mulberry, ripe plum, blonde tobacco and a woodsy, cinnamon stick-like spice; just plump and rich in texture with balancing structure of nicely resolved chalky tannins that fan out broadly on the tongue, yielding delicious flavors of berries and spice that burst forth quite unreservedly, warm and long on the finish. Absolutely splendid value at its regular price of $11.25 the bottle, on sale now at:

$9.99 the bottle  $114.72 the case

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot Number 65

The Bilbro brothers are moving from strength to strength with their venerable Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red. Lot Number 65 is just on the scene. The wine is tweaked ever so slightly drier than previous lots, perhaps now ever the more appealing to both west coast and European wine tastes. Produced mainly from Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane primarily from vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red replicates the old Cal-Ital field blends there. Alluring deep ruby purple in color, with Zinfandel-influenced aromas suggesting dark ripe juicy berries with hints of the parched dusty northern California vineyard floor; at once fresh and vibrant, smooth and slippery on the tongue with just an inkling of fine-grained tannins that keep it all on the up and over. And, by all means, do take note of its continuing brilliantly true blue in terms of value! Regularly $11.99 the bottle, on sale now at:

$10.19 the bottle (that's $122.28 the case)

Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Porto Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Porto

In the Graham’s cellars the depiction of bunches of grapes on the cask ends has been used to signify a wine of Vintage Porto quality. Amongst these, six bunches denote the darkest and most full‑bodied of such wines. One of Graham’s original Porto blends, Six Grapes is a true expression of the Graham’s house style with great richness and complexity — Graham's themselves refer to it as 'everyday Porto for the lover of full-on Vintage Porto.' Midnight ruby red in color with very primary aromas of ripe plum, prune, cherry, grape pomace, dried fig, tea leaf, bergamot, anise, cracked pepper, whoo, we could go on; rich, voluptuous even, on the tongue, then shows its warming grip with structure from velvety tannins; invigorating, fortifying, flavorful to the finish.

$19.99 the bottle  $203.88 the case

Graham's Tawny Porto Aged 20 Years Graham's Tawny Porto Aged 20 Years

While vintage Porto is bottled some 18 months following the vintage, Tawny Porto is aged almost entirely in cask, during this process throwing off its dark purple color in favor of a more "tawny" hue, leaving its sediments in cask rather than in the bottle, it’s once grapey, plummy fruit transformed into something far more complex and, frankly, sublime — a veritable cornucopia of aromatic richness: bitter almond, caramel, walnut, citrus peel, raisin, prune, dried berry and cherry and perhaps a hint of brandy by campfire; oh so silken-textured, at once voluptuous and fiery, challenging and satisfying, with deliciously complex flavors that somehow so discreetly reprise those first highly suggestive aromas. Absolutely superb!

$50.00 the bottle

All bottles are 750ml in size and all cases are of 12/750ml bottles unless otherwise indicated. All orders subject to confirmation. All wines/spirits/merchandise subject to prior sale.

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