90 Points – $33
The color of new oak. Nose if oak and clove. Spicy clove, anise, pepper and apricot fruit mouth. Oily and spicy. Best served neat. (Not a mixer). Given 97.5 points by whisky expert Jim Murray in his 13th Annual Whiskey Bible.
Much better than regular Crown Royal which suffers from a harshness from its corn mash origin. This is more like the more expensive XO Crown Royal.
Alcohol: 45% alcohol
90% rye mash whisky
Dark, ruby hued, almost black in color with a floral violet and cedar nose. Smooth cherry, anise and candied fruit mouth full with a long dry finish. A great toscana.
This ‘dark beauty’ is fermented in wood and stainless steel hybrid tanks and aged for a minimum of 12 months in barriques.
Name: Belnero Toscana
Grape: Sangiovese (Nielluccio) Grape
Region: Southern hills of Montalcino. Toscana
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Need the perfect pairing with this Wine?
Answer: Terrine of Roasted Eggplant is the perfect complement.
This dish is from World Class Chef Nick Stellino and you can find this recipe on his website. For more information on Chef Stellino follow this link to his videos.
92 Points – $20
9 years of age. Nose of anise and black cherry, mouthful of pepper and blackberry.
Name: Heartland Shiraz
Region: Langhorne Creek – Limestone Coast