Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Bargains in Overlooked 'Misfit' Wines
January 25, 2023



Bargain Misfits



2017 Domaine Ogereau Anjou Villages Cote de la Houssaye- Organic; Color: very purple; Aroma: lightly spiced, very rich, intense, clean, pretty, fine; Mouth: thick, very dense, smooth, heady, classic dark currant, in an elegant format; Excellent was $40 Now 29.99; case, 24.99


2016 Ashbourne PinotageOrganic; Color: Very dark opaque great black depth; Aroma: Very rich, very dense reserved, clean sweet, reserved spice; Mouth: rich sweet intense, very pure, fruity, fine tannins clean, fine acids concentrated but balanced, firm finish; Excellent; was $54, Now 39.99, Case, 29.99 very limited


2019 Juan Gil Blue Label; Color: ruby black; Aroma: floral and aromatic, very ripe black fruit spice; Mouth: juicy and mouth filling. Fleshy, exuberant blue fruit succulent with mice underlying tannin finishes long and ripe; Very Good - Excellent was $48 Now $35; Case, 29.95


2019 Artadi Valdegines - Organic; Color: dark purple; Aroma: dark berry and violet, accented by oak; Mouth: dark cherry, light mocha note, good acid, very nicely balanced, bug and full, not too heavy, very long; Excellent Was $64 Now $48; Case, 39.99 packed in wood cases of 6


"The 2020 Bourgogne Aligoté, bottled in April 2021, has a fine bouquet with lemon thyme and light orange pith scents. The palate is well balanced with good weight, honeyed in texture with resinous notes on the finish. Fine."

2020 Cathiard Bourgogne Aligoté $45, by the case of 6, 38.99 


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