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Red Wine: Parker Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia

93 Points

Deep red color, with a great nose of plum, dark fruit, leather and tar. Plush mouthful of plum and jammy fruits. Fine smooth finish with mouth coating fur.  A great aged wine from the cellar.

I also enjoyed a full bodied Joya De Nicaragua cigar while drinking this great wine.  A perfect pair!!!

Red Wine

Name: Terra Rossa 

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Coonawarra 

Maker: Parker Coonawarra Estate

Alcohol: 14%

Red Wine: Sottano 3S Reserva de Familia, 2008, Mendoza, Argentina.

92 Points – $29

Dark dusty red with a good nose of cherry, oak, mocha, tar and mincemeat. Full in flavour. Cherry, mincemeat and pepper with a furry long spicy finish. I wonder how this one will age. Very good stuff. One of the up and coming wineries from Argentina.



Name: Sottano 3S Reserva de Familia

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Mendoza, Argentina

Maker: Bodega Sottano

Price: $29

Alcohol: 14.8%

Red Wine: Chateau de Beaucastel, 2006, France.

96 Points – $92

Dark ruby red in color with a great nose of plum, tar, earth and dark fruit. A full mouth of spices, plums and cherries with a long balanced peppery finish. Truly a great wine. The only Chateau Neuf still made from all 13 variatals allowed. Number 8 of 2008.

Red Wine

Name: Chateau de Beaucastel

Grape: 13 varieties including mourvedre, grenache, sinsaut and others

Region: France

Maker: Chateau de Beaucastel

Price: $92

Alcohol: 14%

Red Wine: Chateau de la Gardin – Chateau Neuf du Pape, 2004, France.

91-93 Points – $14

This vineyard has been active in making wine since the 1300’s. Dark red in color with a nose of licorice, tar, plums and dark cherry. A plump full mouth of licorice, spice, coffee and chocolate. Best to decant as this wine had lots of sediment. Good for aging. Very nice. 91 to 93 pts depending on the year.

Red Wine

Name: Chateau de la Gardine 2004 Chateau Neuf du Pape

Grape: Grenache, Mourvedre, and others

Region: France

Maker: Chateau de la Gardine

Price: $40

Alcohol: 14%