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Wine Picks June 10, 2022

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Note: This batch of wine reviews is not part of the bi-weekly Vintages Releases. Instead, it's a collection of wines outside the Vintages section in store (general list) or wines sent to me directly from wineries that may not yet be available in liquor stores. Click on the Winery or Wine Agency link to get more info.

Sparkling Wine

Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne, Champagne A.O.C., France: Great finesse and elegance, persistence of bubbles. This is assembled from 35 crus and 40% Chardonnay, so while not a Blanc de Blancs (all white wine grapes, that is Chardonnay), this bubbly still has the elegance of that style. Pair with shellfish, especially fresh oysters. 365312 12.5% XD 750 mL $62.50 Score: 93/100. June 2022. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

Cantina Tollo Mo Riserva Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2015, Abruzzo D.O.P., Italy: From the Abruzzo wine region, Cantina Tollo Mo Riserva 2015 is a robust and earthy Montepulciano D'abruzzo fragrant with earthy dried violets, savoury herbs and spicy aromas on the nose; dry, full-bodied with juicy acidity and flavours of ripe plum, fresh herbs and a touch of mint. Tannins are fine-grained and velvety. Pour with a slow-braised beef brisket. Montepulciano D’Abruzzo food pairings: meaty pasta with rich tomato sauce, meat-lover's pizza, roast goose. Drink: 2022 - 2025 19874 13.5% D 750 mL $19.95 Score: 89/100. June 2022. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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