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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2009 Château La Conseillante Bordeaux Pomerol France Wine Red 499 99 750mL La Conseillante is one of the stars of the expensive Pomerol region of Bordeaux Planted in 80 Merlot and 20 CabFranc the vineyard is superbly situated and has such illustrious neighbours as Petrus Vieux Chateau Certan L Evangile and across the road the famous Cheval Blanc The 2009 is a legend in the making already being compared with the famous 2005 2000 1990 1989 and 1982 A finesse style of Pomerol that defines velvet in a glass Amazing Merlot Extremely limited availability James Suckling Rating 98 Aromas of blueberry minerals flowers and hints of brewed coffee Sweet tobacco Full bodied with an amazing palate of intense dark fruits that verge on kir but then a racy background of super fine tannins Superb Try after 2022 James Molesworth Wine Spectator Rating 96 This delivers stunning toasted spice mocha and black tea aromas while the core of plum blackberry and fig flavors is still rather reticent The long finish is liberally laced with a racy graphite note while the perfumy accent pervades This will be a suave head turner when it rounds into form Best from 2018 through 2030 4 000 cases made Neil Martin The Wine Advocate Rating 96 Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London Jean Michel Laporte has fashioned a sensation bouquet here ripe blackberry raspberry vanilla minerals and crushed stone Wonderful The palate is utterly harmonious with sensual velvety tannins and great backbone Blackberry touches of sage and bay leaf with a touch of citrus fruit on the

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 Château Montrose Bordeaux St Estèphe France Wine Red 499 99 750mL This great 2nd Growth has once again produced a masterpiece that is destined to be a future legend with the likes of the perfect 1990 Expensive yes but given that the First Growths are 1400 1500 a bottle this is inexpensive given its First Growth quality Very limited availability James Molesworth Wine Spectator Rating 97 Rock solid displaying a dense core of plum steeped currant and braised fig fruit with racy charcoal and ganache notes Intensely chalky offering flesh and refinement to match the bracing minerality this shows hints of grilled savory iron warm paving stone and bitter orange on the riveting finish Should age very slowly Best from 2019 through 2038 Robert Parker The Wine Advocate Rating 99 The 2010 Montrose is a fabulous wine and I was leaning toward giving it a three digit score which it may ultimately merit after it resolves some of its very sweet tannin It is not as soft or flamboyant as the 2009 but it is a great classic coming in at 13 9 natural alcohol Representing 64 of the total production the final blend is 53 Cabernet Sauvignon 37 Merlot 9 Cabernet Franc and 1 Petit Verdot which is one percent different than the barrel sample blends that were presented Inky bluish purple in color with classic blueberry black currant crushed rock and floral notes hints of graphite and lots of wild mountain berry fruit this wine is extravagantly rich has very sweet but noticeable tannin laser like precision a massive full bodied mouthfeel and a finish of close to 50 seconds This remarkable wine will probably tighten up somewhat in the bottle and need

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Available 2009 Wines Updated October 29 Bordeaux Right Bank Available 2010 Wines Updated January 15 Available 2009 Wines Updated October 23 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Top 100 of 2015 Updated January 14 Top 100 of 2014 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2010 J L Chave Hermitage Blanc Rhône Valley France Wine White 499 99 750mL One of the oldest and most respected names in French wine Chave continually garners high praise for the excellent Northern Rhone wines it produces Founded in 1481 and passed from father to son ever since Their Hermitage Blanc is one of France s and for that matter the world s greatest whites Treasured ageworthy and highly collectible this white is extremely limited Robert Parker The Wine Advocate Rating 97 As for the 2010 Hermitage Blanc it is an exquisite wine with fabulous fruit intensity Lots

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    23 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Top 100 of 2015 Updated January 14 Top 100 of 2014 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    January 15 Available 2009 Wines Updated October 23 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Top 100 of 2015 Updated January 14 Top 100 of 2014 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 NV Krug Rosé Champagne France Champagne Rosé 464 99 750mL The Krug family waited 140 years before releasing their first Rosé in 1983 One sip of Krug Rosé and it is evident that it was worth the wait This ultra rare and expensive Rosé is world class and distinct with a sublime demonstration of the Krug art of blending Its vibrant personality is brought to life by combining a small quantity of precisely selected skin fermented Pinot noir grapes with traditionally fermented Pinot noir Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier Krug Rosé s pale pink gold colour and exquisitely fragrant bouquet are the prelude to an abundance of fresh exotic flavors The experience is

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    January 15 Available 2009 Wines Updated October 23 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines Top 100 of 2015 Updated January 14 Top 100 of 2014 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 2005 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Bordeaux Pessac Léognan France Wine Red 459 99 1 5L James Suckling Wine Spectator Rating 93 Very grapey with black licorice and mineral character Full bodied with hints of new wood and spices Big and velvety This is balanced and very silky with harmonious yet chewy tannins This is a different style from the 2003 but it s equally impressive A wonderful young wine Best after 2013 8 000 cases made Robert Parker The Wine Advocate Rating 95 One can t say enough about the accomplishments the Cathiards have achieved at this property since 1990 Prior to their purchase of the property appallingly diluted vegetal fruitless charmless

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    rare and spectacular 60 Year old that singularly qualifies as one of the very best tawnies we ve ever tasted Technically there isn t a classification in Portugal for a 60 year old so it was labelled as a 40 and only a tag on the bottling indicates it is 60 Ranks right up there with the 1850 s we ve tasted at a fraction of the price Gorgeous concentration out of the bottle give immediate high expectations Incredibly dense yet complex nose of brown sugar caramel asian spices entice before a palate that literally lingers for minutes Great after dinner drink for sipping all that s needed is a tiny amount to hit paydirt Will be talk of your evening bring a sudden silence around the table and may even bring tears to your eyes Incredibly small availability worth every penny Roy Hersh For the Love of Port Rating 98 A nice way to finish off Thanksgiving with my family It was my third time having this Port in the past six weeks a great privilege What I wouldn t give to have a pipe of this in my cellar After several white and red Burgundies this Port was just what the doctor ordered with pecan and pumpkin pie Actually the pecan pie paired perfectly This producer seems to fly under the radar but makes some of the finest wood aged Ports in the entire Douro region in my opinion This is equivalent to what would be a 60 Year Old Tawny Port if such a category were to exist Miguel s blend here is 80 from 1948 and 20 from his phenomenal mother wine from 1972 Dark chestnut color with a golden rim Its ethereal aromatic profile is sublime and Madeira like beginning with high toned mahogany stain

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  • deVine Wines and Spirits: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Top 100 Wines Top 100 of 2015 Updated January 14 Top 100 of 2014 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2013 Updated November 12 Top 100 of 2012 Updated November 12 The Monthly Case Samplers February Case of the Month Staff Recommendations A Dozen Recommendations over 100 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations Under 20 Updated November 30 A Dozen Recommendations between 20 and 50 Updated December 1 A Dozen Recommendations between 50 and 100 Updated December 1 NV Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Rosé Brut Champagne France Champagne Rosé 449 99 750mL Armand de Brignac Rosé is packaged in a stunning bottle originally developed by Cattier for the André Courrèges fashion house All labels for each bottle of Armand de Brignac are made of real pewter polished and applied by hand Each bottle is packaged in a black wooden gift box which completes a package that speaks to the quality of the Armand de Brignac Champagne and the care taken with each step of its realization More known to the public as Ace of Spades and made popular by rapper Jay Z in his music video Show Me What You Got this Rosé follows the same modus operandi

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