Friday, April 23, 2010

The Dalmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch

This is a great single malt and a nice alternative for those who enjoy names like Macallan, Aberlour and Balvenie. A very well balanced single that is matured in 50% Bourbon American White Oak and 50% Oloroso Sherry Wood. Pours a deep golden color with some orange highlights. The nose had nice aromas of spice, sea salt with notes of citrus and vanilla. The palate was concentrated but delicate at the same time with wonderful flavors of citrus, vanilla extract, sherry and dried red fruits. The finish is long and lingering with a great complexity that really shows the sweetness of the sherry wood.

$39.99/750ml Heritage Wine and Liquor In Store Special

Rating: 9.0 out of 10

Thursday, April 8, 2010

2006 La Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese

What a great Sangiovese by one of my favorite Italian wine producers and unlike most of there wines it is priced under $20!
La Spinetta is mainly known for producing wines out of the Piedmont region of Italy , but back in 2003 they acquired some Tuscan vineyards where they now produce Sangiovese and a small amount of Colorino. This Sangiovese is typical of what you would expect out of a La Spinetta wine, it possesses a ton of personality. This medium to full bodied Sangiovese has an intense ruby color with aromas of ripe berries, plum and coffee. The palate is well rounded with ripe red and dark fruit flavors, a good amount of oak, sweet tannins and nice acidity. This wine would go great with grilled meats and pasta.
Rating: 9.2 out of 10