Cellar Selections Sept 17, 2016 LCBO Release

A couple of high scoring wines at very reasonable price with enough structure noted to carry the into the next decade or more.  I would expect to cellar the Australian wines for 4-5 years and then end up with some outstanding wine for a very reasonable price.

Robert Oatley Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

#323741  Score 93   $19.95

Tasting Notes from James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au calls this a bargain with “a lot of style and authenticity to cabernet fruit, stopping just short of autocratic and unbending”. Recommendation is to drink by 2029. (Hopefully that will take care of the autocratic and unbending!)

Two Hands Angels’ Share Shiraz 2014

#009480  Score 94  $24.95

Another James Halliday favourite saying it has a ‘touch of elegance running alongside its blackberry, blood plum and dark chocolate fruit. The tannins wait until the last moment to join forces with the oak to speak clearly to the long future ahead. Great value. Drink by 2040″ (!)

Rio Madre Graciano 2014

#354753  Score 90  $14.95

Drinking window on this is 2017-2021 according to Josh Raynolds, vinous.com. He describes ‘intensely perfumed dark berry and floral pastille  scents along with suggestion of anise, violet and pipe tobacco. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering sappy black and blue fruit flavors that put on weight with air. ”  I might be tempted to try this now anyway at the price. It would be fun to buy a few at this price, sample now, and again after a couple of years to see the difference.


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