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Concha Y Toro Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
Country: Chile | Product Code: concha-y-toro-frontera-cabernet-sauvignon-merlot

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Concha Y Toro Cab/Merlot 1.5L

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Ruby-like, bright in color. Fruit forward with red plum and varietal characteristics. Medium dry, medium body and harmonious with a good finish This wine marries two of the classic Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon offers character, complexity and longevity, while Merlot adds softer tannins and elegance.
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Critic Reviews

90 Points:

"Owns a peculiar bouquet reminiscent of turkey dressing. Palate entry is sweet, ripe and grapey, a complete 180-degree turn from the odd bouquet; midpalate highlights the sweet, fruity ripeness to the point where it starts to resemble grappa. Finish is delightfully sweet, polished and elegant."

90 Points:

"Orange-amber color and deep aromas of honey and Sherry, with undertones of toffee and chocolate, and a fleeting floral note. The flavors start with a touch of sweet caramel and finishes with big, complex, deep burnt-orange and toffee notes, with surprising delicacy and richness on the tongue. Medium-bodied and balanced, with just a bit of alcohol sting."

90 Points:

"The nose is nutty; aeration brings out some spice. The palate entry continues with the nut-fest; at midpalate the flavors of cocoa bean, café au lait, Brazil nut and Christmas spices take flight. Concludes chocolaty."

90 Points:

"True fruit fragrance of orange peel oils, tangerine and a touch of lemon. Restrained and light on the palate, with most of the orange on the lingering finish."

95 Points:

"This golden spirit is often flagged by bartenders and sommeliers as a favorite; it's easy to see why. A decade in Bourbon casks, plus an extra two years in Sauternes barriques yields a fresh honeysuckle and vanilla perfume and a super-smooth spirit with creamy honey and nut flavors, with hints of dark chocolate and cinnamon. Very few spirits have such elegance and silky finesse. Good value, too."

92 Points:

"Sweet, mild, clean fragrance of lemon, juniper and licorice. This is a complex gin; more flavors can be detected with each sip: cinnamon spice, astringent pine needles, a touch of lime zest and, finally, a big licorice finish comes singing through. Slightly oily feel. Great for a gimlet or martini with a lemon twist."

90 Points:

"The delightful bouquet offers potent tobacco ash, paraffin, sweet oak and grain kernel. The palate entry has spirity warmth and tastes of cigarette tobacco, light honey and cereal grain; midpalate texture is creamy and deliciously sooty. Finishes buttery, spirity and clean. Superb/Highly Recommended"

91 Points:

"Luscious and perfumy, with Christmas clementine and vanilla aromas. However, there's far more orange on the nose than on the palate: a big alcohol bite comes first, followed by neutral flavor with just a suggestion of orange, and a floral finish."

90 Points:

"Citron's bouquet sings with fresh, vibrant, lemon zest right from the opening bell; the prototypical citrus-flavored vodka bouquet. Palate entry is so clean and effortless that you just want to consume more immediately; at midpalate, there's a rush of lemon zest and oil. The distillers reached the ideal degree of flavor balance, without submerging the vodka presence."

90 Points:

"Offers an intensely bean-like aroma that's assertive and properly bitter; with further time the fragrance turns plumper and sweeter. Palate entry is clean, acidic and bittersweet; by midpalate, the flavor profile displays focused, well-knit tastes of vanilla bean and cocoa bean. Aftertaste is long, semisweet and intensely vanilla-like."

91 Points:

"Smooth and cocktail worthy, this vodka has a neutral scent with a very faint malty note, a crisp, lightly sweet flavor and a clean finish. An excellent choice for those who prefer vodka martinis."

90 Points:

"The dominant aromatic feature is caramel. The palate entry features the cream/dairy element as much as caramel and nuts; the midpalate highlights the cream, the caramel flavoring, the spirit and the gentle spice. Concludes smooth, satiny and properly creamy with greater emphasis on the spice than the caramel."

91 Points:

"Golden color, apple and oak aromas and a medium feel. Finishes full and oaky, with faint butterscotch and smoky notes and an alcoholic bite."

90 Points:

"The nosing finds dry grainy notes with background scents of dried flowers and parchment, and deeper fragrances of light toffee, almond paste and yellow fruit. Entry is oily, buttery and semisweet; the whisky dazzles at midpalate with layered flavors of brown butter, cooking oil, barley malt and oatmeal cookie underpinned by the single malt foundation. Concludes smoky, satiny and ultra-sophisticated."

89 Points:

"Familiar maple syrup color and vanilla and oak flavor, good dose of alcohol burn. Finishes relatively dry, with some vanilla and caramel. Jack and Coke is the classic combo."

88 Points:

"Deep brown and syrupy with sweet, subtle coffee aroma. This Tequila-based liqueur should meld especially nicely with Tequila-based cocktails, or with hot coffee as a digestif. Best with ice and a hit of milk or cream."

90 Points:

"After an initial touch of agave, most of the flavor is on the big caramel finish. This is not a bad thing. Vibrant yellow, mild smoky scent, smooth texture."

93 Points:

"Grand Marnier-or "GrandMa," as some cocktail geeks gleefully shorthand it-remains one of the classics. Although it's Cognac-based, it's a versatile match for other spirits, too. The liqueur is extremely aromatic, with lots of sweet and bitter orange notes exploding out of the glass. Look for a warm, honeyed flavor and a nice burst of orange peel and spicy cinnamon and ginger on the long finish."

90 Points:

"Opening nosings detect sweet notes of light caramel, toffee and yellow fruit; aeration stimulates baked, dry aromas of tobacco leaf, oak resin and breakfast cereal. Palate entry is firm, semisweet and mildly grainy; by midpalate, there's a slight oiliness to the texture that I like while the taste becomes narrowly focused on the grain/wood interplay. Finishes elegantly, emitting more dry than sweet flavors of toasted grain and oak."

90 Points:

"Vibrant gold with orange highlights, fruity scent of apples and pears plus a whiff of vanilla. Soft, velvety feel. This is a pleasant and drinkable Scotch, but the flavors are relatively muted. It mixes well with other flavors, making it a good contender for cocktails. Good value."

96 Points:

"A blend of original Benedictine and Cognac. Smells assertively of herbs, honey, quinine and baking spices with added aromas of black tea and tobacco. Entry tastes of tea, sage, fennel and a touch of quinine; the Cognac emerges at midpalate, lending a layer of elegance and genuine distillate presence. Finishes like a champion, long, semisweet, intensely herbal, mildly spicy and satiny. (90-95)"

92 Points:

"Made with Italian VSOP brandy, this complex and rather sippable spirit is highly aromatic, with lots of juicy orange and a whiff of vanilla. A perceptible touch of alcohol balances out the mix of orange flesh, peel and lingering caramel tones."

92 Points:

"This gin has a fierce following, in part because of its quirky brand personality (see the Monty Python-esque website) and aggressive marketing among bartenders. But it lives up to the hype. Some might expect a more concentrated rosewater-cucumber profile, but it's relatively subtle, with just a hint of cucumber mingling with juniper in the aroma, and white pepper, citrus and floral notes on the lingering finish."

90 Points:

"Best well chilled, this classic brand has a mild sweetness that hints at marshmallow and cocoa bean, plus flares of citrus peel, cassia bark and ginger on the clean finish."

92 Points:

"A classic, can't-go-wrong workhorse spirit that provides a versatile option for a wide range of cocktails. This clear liqueur has a bright, true orange scent with a hint of bitter orange on the aroma. The flavor mix is of candied orange slices and lightly bitter orange peel. The finish is warm and clean. Good balance."

89 Points:

"You may be surprised to learn this liqueur is made in Mexico-not Japan. Still, most will recognize that textured bottle with the bright neon-green liquid inside. The fragrance is enticing, scented with honeydew, white flowers and fresh green apple. The flavor is sweet, big and melony, with a clean, lightly floral finish. Light bodied, perky and bright, this is meant for mixing."

92 Points:

"This rum-based liqueur is a classic for mixing with coffee. The dominant flavors are a familiar dark chocolate-vanilla hybrid, bold and sweet, only nodding at roasted coffee on the lingering finish. Sippable straight up, perhaps because of its relatively low alcohol content."

91 Points:

"From the makers of Wild Turkey Bourbon, this lovely liqueur is honey-sweet at first sip, but it braces up with a whisper of alcohol. As the sweetness fades away, it leaves behind pretty honeysuckle and vanilla notes on the long finish. Enjoy this on the rocks or mixed."

91 Points:

"Part of the classic liqueur canon, this rich, sweet hazelnut cordial is instantly recognizable. Whether mixed into coffee, whiskey or creamy cocktails, this light-gold liqueur is as addictively sippable as ever."

96 Points:

"A combination of wheat and rye grains. Firm, assertive aromas of grain mash, wheat biscuit and distant dried herbs enchant; aeration adds wet slate, minerals and seedless rye bread. Palate entry reflects the spirit's Russian heritage as the dry to off-dry taste of grain mash blankets the tongue in richly textured waves; potent but silky flavors of concentrated grain, breakfast cereal and black peppercorn impress at midpalate. Aftertaste is herbal and mildly sweet."

93 Points:

"This amber blend of 15 whiskies, each aged at least 18 years, yields a mellow, balanced mix of sweet caramel, raisin and smoky notes, all lingering and pleasing. Serve chilled, possibly as a dessert pairing."

97 Points - Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus:

"This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2028."

95 Points - International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer:

"Very fine mousse Sweetly spicy, soil-inflected aromas of nutmeg, nut oil, toasted biscuit, smoke and minerals, with the ineffable yeast autolysis character of the greatest Champagnes. Huge, rich and ripe; combines an almost exotic character with great nervosite (no one blends old and young juice more skillfully than Krug). Wonderfully full and thick but with vibrant, perfectly integrated acidity. Urgent yet suave. The finishing flavors of toasted bread, nuts, spices and orange zest go on and on."

91 Points - Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni:

"The NV Brut Grande Cuvee emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, almonds, pastry and spices. This is a relatively floral, bright Grande Cuvee with fewer of the oxidative qualities that are typical of the house style. According to Krug's ID Code, this bottle is based on the 2004 vintage, which explains the wine's tense, taut personality. Another year or two on the cork will only help the wine gain expressiveness and depth. Today, the Grande Cuvee is quite reticent and not showing the full breadth of its personality. This bottle carries ID Code: 211024. Disgorged: Summer 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020."

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss:

"With its minimum of six years’ bottle aging, this is a beautifully integrated, mature wine. It has a wonderful toast character, layered over sliced pears and ripe acidity. With its complex poise between lightness and richness, this remains an intensely impressive wine."

91 Points:

"While "extra finished" for two years in ruby Port casks, the impact on the spirit is minimal, imparting a rose-gold hue and a shadow of red berry flavor. Though it lacks the "wow factor" of the Nectar d'Or, it's still quite good: Expect a warm, fruity scent with a hint of cedar and a smooth caramel-honey flavor with baking spices on the finish."

92 Points:

"At first, the scent is mild and sweet, but with time opens up to a distinct caramel aroma with a tinge of orange peel. Although fairly boozy on the palate at first sip, eventually this viscous, honey-colored spirit emerges as mellow and fruity, and faintly peated. A splash of water coaxes out more vanilla tones. Good value."

93 Points:

"A soft, classic gin, ideal for Negronis and a wide range of other drinks. Overall, the flavor is neutral, but it has a touch of sweetness and complex underpinnings of pine, citrus and black pepper. Because it's so versatile, this workhorse is recommended for anyone starting to build a bar."

93 Points:

"The vibrant juniper and licorice flavor and a pretty, slightly floral, rosewater finish is braced up with a peppery spine. Give this gin some time to open up for optimal aromatics-the reward is a citrusy zing. Good value."

90 Points:

"Galliano used to be a vanilla bomb suitable only for lacing Harvey Wallbangers. But the new "L'Autentico" version has a more herbaceous profile. Still a sunny, vibrant yellow and with a silky, syrupy texture, the primary note is sweet anise, both on the nose and tongue, with a lingering clove, vanilla and licorice finish. "

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss:

"Ripe, mature, easy Champagne, maintaining the Clicquot style of bottle maturity, with toast, sweet pastry and a rich, full-in-the-mouth character of white fruits. The finish is relatively soft."

90 Points - Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus:

"Well-knit and balanced, with vibrant acidity framing hints of blackberry, white cherry, biscuit, honey and candied lemon zest. Offers a lightly smoky finish. Drink now through 2016."

93 Points:

"Consider this smooth and pleasing rum for dessert pairings. It has a slightly sweet, distinctively nutty flavor that suggests almond and hazelnut, plus touches of baked apple and spice and a buttery finish."

90 Points:

""Bizarre and Fierce" it says on the label, referring to the octopus-like sea creature logo. But it accurately describes this unique "black spiced" rum, too. This dry-style rum smells like allspice and cola, and tastes dark and spicy, like overdone gingerbread, with loads of vanilla, plus ginger and pepper notes on the finish. Though too intense for sipping alone, tempered with mixers like ginger ale and lime juice, it has the potential to add rich spice and intrigue in all the right places."

90 Points:

"Cola hue. Sensuous nose features ginger, prunes, sap and bark aromas. In the mouth, its supple, sweet, winey and almost Sherry-like at entry, then at midpalate citrus and grape flavors appear. Finishes luscious and semisweet."

90 Points:

"A textbook London Dry Gin bouquet; floral, earthy, spicy and crisp with dry notes of orange peel and black pepper all underpinned by the presence of juniper berry. The palate entry is sharp, crisp, dry and botanically balanced; at midpalate a burst of citrus juiciness counters the earthiness of the juniper and angelica root. Finishes with a wonderful rush of juniper."

96 Points:

"The initial aroma is firmly structured and a tad baked; following additional air contact the aroma opens up adding charming scents of burnt match, cigar ash, linseed oil and peanuts. The palate entry is smooth and off-dry; by midpalate, flavors expand to include paraffin, creamery butter and vegetable oil. Finishes elegantly and creamy smooth."

90 Points:

"This deep amber spirit, a blend of over 40 whiskies, has a sweet, deeply caramel scent, with a tinge of dried fruit. The flavor is oaky, smoky and dry; a little ice water mellows it nicely and coaxes out some burnt-caramel and raisiny notes. Lingering, moderately smoky finish."

93 Points:

"Aged in Bourbon casks for 10 years, then "extra matured" for two years in Oloroso Sherry casks. The result is luxe and rich, a fine after-dinner sipper. Allow a little time for the aroma to emerge, and a splash of water for maximum flavor. The reward is a thick caramel aroma and flavor, with mouthwatering spicy notes of clove, cassia bark and a hint of orange peel."

89 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker:

"This wine was recommended, but no tasting note was given."

93 Points - Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus:

"Elegant, with rich base notes of toasted brioche and smoke adding depth, this integrates finely honed acidity, detailed texture and flavors of black cherry puree, apple tarte Tatin, kumquat and grated ginger. Provides a creamy, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 50,000 cases made."

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss:

"This is a particularly mature nonvintage, with toast and secondary flavors of almonds and yeast. The acidity is there, but it is mature and ripe, leaving a wine that lingers softly, beautifully integrated."

90 Points:

"A fresh and seductive fragrance that includes scents of cucumber, agave pulp, fennel, pine, coriander and mint. The palate entry is smooth and correctly agave juice-sweet; at midpalate the flavors meld into a semisweet and lusciously prickly taste thrust. Finishes on a heated note as the spirit races ahead of the agave."

90 Points:

"After an initial touch of agave, most of the flavor is on the big caramel finish. This is not a bad thing. Vibrant yellow, mild smoky scent, smooth texture."

88 Points:

"Deep brown and syrupy with sweet, subtle coffee aroma. This Tequila-based liqueur should meld especially nicely with Tequila-based cocktails, or with hot coffee as a digestif. Best with ice and a hit of milk or cream."

93 Points:

"Grand Marnier-or "GrandMa," as some cocktail geeks gleefully shorthand it-remains one of the classics. Although it's Cognac-based, it's a versatile match for other spirits, too. The liqueur is extremely aromatic, with lots of sweet and bitter orange notes exploding out of the glass. Look for a warm, honeyed flavor and a nice burst of orange peel and spicy cinnamon and ginger on the long finish."

90 Points - Wine Spectator, Bruce Sanderson:

"This is fleshy and balanced, with black currant and blackberry notes accented by cedar, tobacco and spice details. Offers intensity and length in a contemporary style. Best from 2015 through 2022. 62,500 cases imported."

96 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker:

"They appear to be immune to some of winedom's less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I'm sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing!"

91 Points - Wine Spectator, James Laube:

"Lavishly oaked, with creamy mocha, vanilla, cedar and anise notes at the edge of a rich core of dark berry, plum and black licorice flavors. Tight, focused and persistent, showing a seductive character. Drink now through 2026."

96 Points:

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80 Points:

"Aroma is vaguely grainy, fresh and pleasing in the initial sniffs; further aeration brings out a mildly oily scent. Palate entry is simple, fundamentally sound and intensely dry and grainy; by midpalate, a shy, kernel-like, bittersweet taste enters the picture, then fades quickly. Ends meek and ethereal."

85 Points:

"The first inhalations find succulent aromas of butter, cream, and oak resin; following aeration the bouquet displays alluring notes of baked apple and almond paste. The palate entry is engagingly toffee-like and oily; at midpalate the taste becomes more complex, offering layered notes of light caramel, candied pear, and maple. Concludes semisweet and silky. Best Buy."

80 Points:

"Cherry-red color. Nose is snappy and expectedly bitter in a woodsy, earthy, quinine-like way. Palate entry is mild in a sweet-sour fruity manner; midpalate is sweet and only moderately bitter. Finishes long and mildly quinine-like. While I'm not a bitters aficionado (more a bitter aficionado, really), Campari and orange do positively click. I'm savvy enough to know when not to argue with 58 million Italians."

85 Points:

"The overripe aroma is concentrated, viny/seed-like and intensely raspberry jam-like in both stages. Tastes of cassis, red raspberry syrup or, better, raspberry compote. Long, ripe, intense berry aftertaste. "

85 Points:

"Crystal clear and pure. The first nosings offer focused scents of roasted grain and toasted marshmallow; additional aeration stimulates further aromas of peanut butter and ash. The palate entry is toasty/ashy and clean; by midpalate the taste profile turns semisweet, intensely grainy, and a tad hot on the tongue. Ends hot, sap-sweet and grainy. Best Buy."

80 Points:

"A one-note vodka nose featuring a bittersweet to semisweet grainy aroma. The palate entry is intensely kernel-like and beany and, therefore, bittersweet; at midpalate the flavor profile stays the bean/kernel course but adds a trace of tar or creosote. Finishes hot and raw."

85 Points:

"Faint yellow tinge, with a surprisingly light aroma, flavor and body for a resposado. Silky feel on tongue. Lightly peppery, with a citrusy finish."

85 Points:

"The initial inhalations expose a moderately spicy, black peppercorn perfume; aeration brings about flax, cooked vegetables, and brown sugar. The platform flavor is intensely cocoa-like, then at midpalate, the taste leaps into deeper cocoa/bittersweet chocolate territory before turning lean and keenly bittersweet, oily and chocolaty in the finish."

85 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff:

"Simple and fruity, with cherry, tea and cola flavors and soft tannins. It's an easy drinking wine, dry and clean, with Pinotesque silkiness."

85 Points:

"The bouquet offers scents of cream, wild flowers, and honey. The palate entry features the cream, both in flavor and texture; by midpalate the taste includes flavors of cocoa, milk chocolate, and buttercream. The aftertaste is sweet, long, and creamy. Good for whisky cocktails. Best Buy."

84 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff:

"With very low alcohol, this Riesling seems to have some residual sugar, giving a candy-jammy edge to the pineapple, nectarine and lemon flavors."

85 Points:

"The first sniffings detect delicate notes of candied apple, light toffee and pear drops; aeration adds nuances of rose petals, carnations and lightly toasted malt. The palate entry is grainy and moderately sweet; at midpalate there's a burst of red pepper backed by tastes of pears, peaches, mushroom, old attic and cigar tobacco. Ends cleanly. A deceptively complex 10 year old. Best Buy. "

84 Points - Wine Spectator, Bruce Sanderson:

"Moderately sweet and one-dimensional, showing a light caramel flavor and a hint of oxidation. Drink now. 120,000 cases imported."

81 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker:

"Surprise, surprise! This light ruby-colored wine is off-dry, with surprisingly good fruit, an agreeable cherry, Beaujolais-like nose, light to medium body, and a clean finish without excessive quantities of cloying residual sugar. There is vibrancy and liveliness to this "Burgundy." This wine offers considerable value, but purchasers are advised to serve it in more handsome carafes than its original packaging. (Reviewed because it is one of "America's Best Selling Wines" - according to retailers and/or the trade magazine Impact.)"

85 Points:

"Aroma displays a round, gently sweet ripeness of red cherries. Palate entry is ripe, concentrated and accurately fruity; by midpalate, the taste profile is sweeter than the bouquet. Aftertaste is jammy."

85 Points:

"A solidly good, tart and real apple bouquet. The palate entry is astringent, cleansing and delectably sweet and sour; the midpalate stage is nicely acidic, crisply apple-like and engaging. Finishes pure, briskly tart and just a touch ripe and sweet. Good job of balancing the fruit, acid, and alcohol components."

84 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schachner:

"Almost overly floral and sweet, with the palate showing an overdose of heavy citrus fruit. Finishes expectedly sweet, with a good mouthfeel. Attacks forcefully."

85 Points:

"Honey scent and super-peppery flavor, with some heat in the back of the throat. This lively Tequila would be best mixed with ice and juices, since it's crying out for sweetness to mitigate the burn. "

87 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff:

"This perennial favorite sparkles with tangerine peel, honeysuckle, vanilla, creamery butter and honeyed notes. Very clean and zesty. It drinks as sweet as it smells. Fortunately, the acidity is high and refreshing, the wine exceptionally clean and well-made. Fans of this style will absolutely love it, and there's a lot to like."

85 Points:

"It's become fashionable to hate on the Captain, but the original in the spiced-rum category has a pronounced vanilla scent accented with clove and allspice notes. The sweet caramel flavor is one-dimensional, but it's easy to see why it's endured all these years: Mixed with Coke (or other mixers) and lots of ice, it blends right in and becomes easy sipping."

80 Points - Wine Spectator, James Laube:

"Pleasant apple and watermelon flavors mark this simple, sweet wine. Gains points for its refreshing, crisp finish."

86 Points - Wine Advocate, Jay Miller:

"The lineup begins with the Non-Vintage Cordon Negro made from the three traditional grape varieties of the Cava DO (Xarel-lo, Macabeu, and Parellada) with the emphasis on the latter for this bottling. It is made in a tasty, friendly style with a dosage of 9 grams making it just off-dry on the palate. It is a cleanly made sparkling wine that can be found in discount stores at well under the suggested retail price."

83 Points - Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus:

"Tangy, with a lively bead and hints of apple blossom, Gala apple, pineapple and ground ginger. Modest. Drink now. 350,000 cases imported."

86 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Michael Schachner:

"Dusty apple-driven aromas are simple but true to what brut Cava is about. This feels citric but a little flat, with pithy orange, tangerine and lime flavors that finish clean, crisp and short."

80 Points - Wine Spectator, Tim Fish:

"Simple and generic, with citrus and herb flavors that have bitter notes."

84 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff:

"This could be a slightly sweet table wine, or a dryish dessert wine. Blended with Symphony, Chenin Blanc and Muscat, the wine shows citrus, apple, vanilla and peppery spice flavors, brightened by high acidity, that finish with a bit of sugar."

85 Points:

"Early-stage sniffings find delicate aromas of green vegetables, carnations and grain mash; further air contact brings up slightly sour notes of damp soil, glue and marshmallow. Exceedingly pleasant, grainy sweet and genial on the palate. Finishes cleanly."

85 Points:

"First aromas make me think peaches and blood oranges; later sniffings detect cotton candy and fabric. The gently fruity entry taste pleases the taste buds; at midpalate the peach component becomes more apparent as the orange element recedes. Finishes herbal, slightly honeyed, and more bittersweet than flat out sweet. Best Buy."

87 Points - Wine Spectator, Tim Fish:

"Lively aromas of citrus and cinnamon roll lead to crisp flavors of apple, tropical fruit and spiced nuts in this fun bubbly. Drink now. 850,000 cases made."

87 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Steve Heimoff:

"This nonvintage brut is almost always a successful bottling for Korbel. This release will not disappoint: It's a fine sparkling wine, dryish, crisp and rich in flavors of orange, lime, vanilla and yeast, with a hint of strawberry."

80 Points:

"The bouquet smells of minerals, semisweet grain and citrus zest. Entry is sweet and sugary; the taste profile at midpalate takes on heavy notes of glycerin, cane sugar and charcoal. Finishes with a sugar rush that's out of balance and inappropriate."

85 Points:

"Tropical fruit, citrusy and mango-like aromas. Light, acidic and very tart at palate entry; the midpalate is refreshing, intensely juicy and almost sour. Aftertaste leans heavily on the tartness. "

82 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Monica Larner:

"With an astonishing 1.5 million cases produces, this historic red sparkling red wine from central Italy offers a sweet palate with easy raspberry and cherry aromas."

80 Points:

"The hollow bouquet emits only fey scents of vines and green vegetation. The palate entry is very sweet, nearly syrupy; the midpalate is the best phase as rounded flavors of dark toffee, nougat, and maple work nicely together. Finishes sweet, sap-like, and acceptably woody."

85 Points:

"The nosing passes find soft sugary/molasses smells and aromas of marshmallow, almond paste and light toffee. The palate entry is slightly smoky and properly sweet; tastes of honey and vanilla extract are found at midpalate. The finish is smooth, soft and very drinkable. A well-made molasses-based rum."

80 Points:

"The palate entry is sweet, slightly sugary and light; the midpalate is slightly better than the entry as the grape flavor settles down.Aftertaste is short, sweet and grapy."

87 Points:

"Faint yellow tint and delicate honey and citrus-peel perfume. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Tastes peppery, with a slightly petrol, minty finish."

91 Points - Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni:

"The NV Brut Grande Cuvee emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, almonds, pastry and spices. This is a relatively floral, bright Grande Cuvee with fewer of the oxidative qualities that are typical of the house style. According to Krug's ID Code, this bottle is based on the 2004 vintage, which explains the wine's tense, taut personality. Another year or two on the cork will only help the wine gain expressiveness and depth. Today, the Grande Cuvee is quite reticent and not showing the full breadth of its personality. This bottle carries ID Code: 211024. Disgorged: Summer 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020."

97 Points - Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus:

"This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2028."

95 Points - International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer:

"Very fine mousse Sweetly spicy, soil-inflected aromas of nutmeg, nut oil, toasted biscuit, smoke and minerals, with the ineffable yeast autolysis character of the greatest Champagnes. Huge, rich and ripe; combines an almost exotic character with great nervosite (no one blends old and young juice more skillfully than Krug). Wonderfully full and thick but with vibrant, perfectly integrated acidity. Urgent yet suave. The finishing flavors of toasted bread, nuts, spices and orange zest go on and on."

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss:

"With its minimum of six years bottle aging, this is a beautifully integrated, mature wine. It has a wonderful toast character, layered over sliced pears and ripe acidity. With its complex poise between lightness and richness, this remains an intensely impressive wine."

90 Points - Wine Spectator, Bruce Sanderson:

"This is fleshy and balanced, with black currant and blackberry notes accented by cedar, tobacco and spice details. Offers intensity and length in a contemporary style. Best from 2015 through 2022. 62,500 cases imported."

89 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker:

"This wine was recommended, but no tasting note was given."

93 Points - Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus:

"Elegant, with rich base notes of toasted brioche and smoke adding depth, this integrates finely honed acidity, detailed texture and flavors of black cherry puree, apple tarte Tatin, kumquat and grated ginger. Provides a creamy, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 50,000 cases made."

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss:

"This is a particularly mature nonvintage, with toast and secondary flavors of almonds and yeast. The acidity is there, but it is mature and ripe, leaving a wine that lingers softly, beautifully integrated."

91 Points - Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni:

"The NV Brut Grande Cuvee emerges from the glass with freshly cut flowers, almonds, pastry and spices. This is a relatively floral, bright Grande Cuvee with fewer of the oxidative qualities that are typical of the house style. According to Krug's ID Code, this bottle is based on the 2004 vintage, which explains the wine's tense, taut personality. Another year or two on the cork will only help the wine gain expressiveness and depth. Today, the Grande Cuvee is quite reticent and not showing the full breadth of its personality. This bottle carries ID Code: 211024. Disgorged: Summer 2011. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020."

97 Points - Wine Spectator, Alison Napjus:

"This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2028."

95 Points - International Wine Cellar, Stephen Tanzer:

"Very fine mousse Sweetly spicy, soil-inflected aromas of nutmeg, nut oil, toasted biscuit, smoke and minerals, with the ineffable yeast autolysis character of the greatest Champagnes. Huge, rich and ripe; combines an almost exotic character with great nervosite (no one blends old and young juice more skillfully than Krug). Wonderfully full and thick but with vibrant, perfectly integrated acidity. Urgent yet suave. The finishing flavors of toasted bread, nuts, spices and orange zest go on and on."

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss:

"With its minimum of six years bottle aging, this is a beautifully integrated, mature wine. It has a wonderful toast character, layered over sliced pears and ripe acidity. With its complex poise between lightness and richness, this remains an intensely impressive wine."

86 Points:

"In general, this potato-based vodka is neutral, with faint vanilla and marshmallow notes. The alcohol prickle is a little too intense and hot, but could be moderated in a fruity drink or a long vodka tonic."

96 Points:

"This honey-colored whiskey is mellow, smooth, mouthwatering and delicious. Rich and pretty caramel and citrus aromas precede complex flavors of leather, tobacco, vanilla and cocoa. Its long finish displays lots of caramel, spicy cinnamon and ginger. Pair with a cigar."

90 Points:

"From the makers of golden Galliano liqueur, this dark-brown spirit arrives in the same striking pyramid-shaped bottle. This thick, velvety liqueur has a sweet, dark-roast coffee flavor and aroma, and winds into a rich finish with a light anise note. Claims to be the only espresso liqueur made from both Arabica and Robusta coffee beans. This may not be a selling point; most coffee experts frown on Robusta's strong, bitter notes. Still, this should shine in an espresso martini."

85 Points:

"A lovely, sophisticated bourbon bouquet comprising fruity, cornmeal aromas which are followed by a red fruit scent, all underpinned by an oaky vanilla quality. Entry is reserved, gently sweet and toffee-like; the midpalate features succulent tastes of light caramel, honeywheat bread, caramel corn and toasted almond. Concludes fruity and corny. The best value American whiskey in the marketplace."

94 Points:

"This flavorful, reasonably priced vodka reads almost like a light gin, from the citrusy, juniper-like scent to the zingy anise and coriander notes. It's even better with ice, which coaxes out a little more sweetness and spice. Made with American grain."

90 Points:

"Dark copper color. Aroma is full, concentrated and oaky-resiny at first, then with aeration it expands and deepens, showing walnut, plum, pear and cheese-like rancio; a seamless bouquet. Palate entry is dry; midpalate highlights oak, toasted nuts, dried fruit, bittersweet chocolate and rancio. Finish is luxurious on the tongue, sweet and oaky. "

90 Points:

"A solid, grainy vodka bouquet that includes scents of dry breakfast cereal, parchment along with dry odors of shale, minerals, cardboard and beans; The palate entry introduces a sweeter reflection of the grain-fiber-paper character; the midpalate adds bittersweet flavors of cocoa, coffee bean, sugar and sap. Concludes with a note of spirity warmth. Best Buy."

85 Points:

"The nosing passes find soft sugary/molasses smells and aromas of marshmallow, almond paste and light toffee. The palate entry is slightly smoky and properly sweet; tastes of honey and vanilla extract are found at midpalate. The finish is smooth, soft and very drinkable. A well-made molasses-based rum."

90 Points:

"The delightful bouquet offers potent tobacco ash, paraffin, sweet oak and grain kernel. The palate entry has spirity warmth and tastes of cigarette tobacco, light honey and cereal grain; midpalate texture is creamy and deliciously sooty. Finishes buttery, spirity and clean. Superb/Highly Recommended"

96 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker:

"They appear to be immune to some of winedom's less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of creme de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I'm sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing! "

91 Points - Wine Spectator, James Laube:

"Lavishly oaked, with creamy mocha, vanilla, cedar and anise notes at the edge of a rich core of dark berry, plum and black licorice flavors. Tight, focused and persistent, showing a seductive character. Drink now through 2026."

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