Vintages release for February 2nd

Saturday, March 1, 2008

I’m a bit late for this, but the wine only gets better with aging, right? Especially considering the focus of the release, which in honour of the 30th anniversary of Robert Parker’s 100-point wine scoring system, included a great selection of wines with a score of 90+.

I receive the winecurrent.com reviews of the Vintages releases and highly recommend subscribing, even in the face of my slight rant yesterday about preferring blog posts over email newsletters; their type of review of the current Vintage release does lend itself nicely to an email format. I haven’t tried any of these 90+ wines yet, but there’s a few that I want to check out in the under-$20 range (which is my "buy a bunch and keep around for casual drinking" price point):

  • Stella Bella Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2006, Margaret River, Australia. $18.85, LCBO #48546.
  • Pillar Box Red 2005, Padthaway, South Australia. $17.40, LCBO #685941
  • Lieu-Dit ‘Les Poyeux’ Saumur Champigny 2005, AOC Saumur Champigny. $16.85, LCBO #52639
  • Armand Riesling Kabinett 2005, QmP Pfalz. $16.85, LCBO #60905
  • Cyan 12 Meses 2003, DO Toro. $16.75, LCBO #66936

There are many others in the $20-30 range, and several well above that. Definitely worth checking out both the wines, and winecurrent.com’s newsletter, that always arrives a day or two in advance of the Vintages release.

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