88 Points – $29
The smell and mouth of blackberry, spice and pepper with a dry finish of cocoa.
Name: Terra D’Oro Zinfandel Amador County
Region: California, U.S.A.
Maker: Terra D’Oro Winery
94 Points – $23
One of the best finds of the year! Named after Richard Tarlton who was a court jester to Queen Elizabeth1. Dark black in color with a nose of mocha, fruit, euculyptis and leather. A great mouthful of dark fruit, jam, mocha and licorice with a solid peppery spice finish. A great wine at any price and at this price an outstanding buy!
Name: Jester 2009 Vintage Shiraz
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
92 Points – $37
A fine nose of oak, tobacco and mocha greet you and lead to a mouthful of plum, dark fruit and cocoa flavours. A long dry finish. Very good. A tribute to Luis Felipe Edwards’ wife from handpicked grapes blended from the outstanding grapes of each vintage then aged 18 months in French oak.
Name: Dona Bernarda
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile.
Maker: Luis Felipe Edwards