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Lynn van der Linde

Lynn van der Linde Certified Sommelier

Zenato Amarone 2004

D.O.C. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico, Italy
3770 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 95/100

Have you been looking for that one, exceptional Amarone? Look no further - this is the one, baby! Perfect now, or will definitely cellar beautifully for several more years. Perfecto!

2504 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 95/100

This Barbaresco boasts a sexy bouquet of violets, licorice and a hint of eucalyptus, and follows with luscious flavours of cherries and vanilla. A perfect balance of acidity, tannins and alcohol will bring your date night come to life!

Essence De Dourthe 2010

Bordeaux, France
1621 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 95/100

The Pièce De Résistance of Bordeaux, the 2010 Essence de Dourthe is a carte blanche for the Dourthe winemaking team to pluck the best of the best Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes from some of the most esteemed Dourthe estates. Intoxicating aromas of dark fruits, eucalyptus and oak, it epitomizes the best of what Bordeaux has to offer. With only six thousand bottles produced each year, and only one hundred and twenty of those making their way to Canada in 2017, if you have the means to snag a bottle or two you are in for a wild ride. Tasted April 2017.

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2012

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada
2455 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 94/100

Elegant and sexy! Aromas of cured meat, black cherries and baking spices that carry through on the palate with a perfect balance of weight and acidity. Pairs beautifully with beet salad with goat cheese and pecans.

2504 days ago

Lynn scored this wine: 94/100

Intense aromas of blueberries and figs carry through on the palate, with a smooth, jammy persistence. A fabulous pairing with blue vein cheeses or chocolate covered bacon!

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