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Avery Gavel

Avery Gavel

3639 days ago

Avery scored this wine: 91/100

This review is for the 2000 Vintage. When first opened, nose was heavy cassis and pencil shavings, deep red berries, black cherry, plum, vegital and a bit of ocean bon-fire. The nose followed through similar onto the palate, with good acidity and still strong tannins all in good balance. Caramel flavours developed after being open for a while and pencil shavings gave way to something more "oaky". A very MUSCULAR wine. Finish is a bit jammy but still clean.

3641 days ago

Avery scored this wine: 86/100

In Halifax, available at Bishops Cellar. The aromatic grape in the Cava Blend. If you like Viognier, you'll enjoy this. On the nose, you can sense the oily texture and aromatics similar to Viognier. Palate is Savoury picking up pepper, honey and lime. Finish is Honey, candied and almost "carbonic". This is a wine that can be served by itself, with Canapes, Smoked Salmon and the Umani and creany texture of Sea Urchin, not that I do THAT every day !

3645 days ago

Avery scored this wine: 88/100

Old World Wine with new World packaging. From Navarra, Spain, this 2010 Tempranillo has an Old World nose of earthy countryside, cherry, hint of black licorice and with some air and when there is a small amount in glass>>a Barollo-tobacco nose. On the palate>soft tannins and acidity. Youthful cherry and smoky tobacco. In Nova Scotia, NSLC #1013474 $14.99.

3652 days ago

Avery scored this wine: 86/100

NEGROAMARO from Puglia (the Heel of Italy's Boot); A great budget wine!! Soft Acids and tannins, aromas of red fruit and tobacco. On the palate-cherry, prune and tobacco. Great with a cheese board, Pizza or any tomato-based pasta.

Avery Gavel

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Memorable Wine

Having Tignanello at Antinori's Osteria di Passignano Michelin Restaurant


First Wine

Liebfraumilch Crown of Crowns for White; Red was Chianti in Fiaschi bottles


Unusual Wine Experience

Sitting on a rock in the middle of Nova Scotia's LaHave River eating fried Clams and drinking Tidal Bay from Petite Riviere.


Current Fav Wine

Nova Scotia Muscats and am a big fan of Marquette by Jost





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