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Andrew Bernardo

Andrew Bernardo

Numanthia Toro 2011

Valdefinjas, Spain
45 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 97/100

This is the freshest Numanthia I’ve had. There’s a gorgeous, deep core of macerated purple plum, mulberry and black raspberry, along with cassis, warm spice and loads of singed herbs. The finish is long and satisfying. Drink now through 2030. 97 Points.

Lieu Dit Malakoff

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Lieu Dit Malakoff Shiraz 2011

Pyrenees, Victoria, Australia
47 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 95/100

Full bodied but light on its feet. This is the Warren Sapp of Aussie Shiraz. Lovely aromas and flavours of mulberry, black orchid and violets, along with white pepper, smoke, liquorice, and some hung game notes. This has a couple decades left in it. You can feel the deft hands of a Chapoutier in this wine. This is professional grade. 95 Points. Highly recommended.

Contino 2014

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
51 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 93/100

Oodles of blackberry, plum skin, spice, leather, black licorice, marshmallow root, and chalky earth. 93 Points.

Benjamin Bridge Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada
54 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 92/100

Stunning. With unripe raspberry, rhubarb, wild strawberry and gooseberry along with cut grass, saline and minerals. My favourite Rosé in Canada.

Castell d'Encus Thalarn 2014

Costers Del Segre, Catalonia, Spain
56 days ago

Andrew scored this wine: 94/100

Utterly spectacular Syrah from the Costers del Segre. There’s lots of spice and white pepper on the nose, along with cherry, pomegranate, crushed wild strawberry, crushed purple and red flowers (roses?), and a touch of game. Bright and juicy with lots of welcome acidity. You forget what Syrah can do in Northern Spain. 94 Points.

Andrew Bernardo

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Memorable Wine

1989 Chateau Bel-Air

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First Wine

1961 De Montille Volnay

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