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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Uncommon Grapes and Far Away Places: A Winter's Tale
January 31, 2018




2016 Camin Larredya Juran├žon La Parte Davant Sec layered and lightly textured, balanced ripe fruit without being cloying, orange peel and orange oil, salty and mineral, light quince Very Good Plus 25.99; Mixed Case, 23.39; Case, 22.09




2015 Di Francesco Gasperi Fumin Valle d’Aoste: Ruby with purple highlights. Full and spicy flavors with savory dark fruits and firm tannic structure. Very Good to Excellent 34/bottle 30.60/mixed case 28.99/case

2015 Domaine des Terrisses Gaillac l'Oree Prunelart; Aroma: heady earthy, rather dense, full, sweetly ripe fresh; Mouth: dense rather fine herbal, clean sweet rich, lots of character, very fine tannins on the finish; Very Good Plus 21.99; Mixed Case, 19.79; Case, 18.69

2014 Domaine des Terrisses Gaillac Terres Originelles; Color: dark Aroma: fruity, marked by oak, rather dense, fresh, very pretty, ; Mouth: clean fresh, very hearty base rather dense, lightly clean pretty layered, elegant and ripe, fine tannins tight clean, firm; Very Good - Excellent 23.99; Mixed Case, 21.59; Case, 20.39

2013 Azienda Agricole Reale Cardamone: Deep ruby. Blackberry and bramble with bright acidity and smooth tannin. Complex spicy finish. Very Good to Excellent  23.99/bottle 21.59/mixed case 20.39/case

2014 Brana Irouleguy Ohitza; Color: very dark opaque, very dense; Aroma: sweet intense varietal notes, very full, very rich, heady very ripe; Mouth: smooth, very rich dense low acid, very full, thick rich, fine tannins deep good acidity; Very Good Plus 26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94


1-31 Uncommon Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $268
Instore only 1-31 Uncommon Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $142


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