Top Picks for Vintages' July 24th release
Emilio Lustau Palo Cortado "Peninsula" Solera Reserve
$27.95 (# 748798)
This is a terrific Palo Cortado sherry. Mahogany colour with an olive
green rim; green nuts and raisins on the nose; medium-bodied, dry, crisp
and nutty on the palate to a toasty, nutty finish. Very elegant and lingering.
Cave de Tain l-Hermitage Coronas 2000 "Nobles Rivers"
$ 35.95 (# 972117)
This wine from the co-operative is a winner. Dense purple colour with
a meaty, blackberry nose redolent with herbs; more elegant on the palate
than its robust bouquet suggests with rich, even blackberry and pepper
flavours, very harmonious and long in the mouth. ****½
Bindella Vino Nobile de Montepulciano 2000 (Tuscany)
A bargain-priced Vino Nobile. Mature ruby colour with a nose of sweet
cherries and chocolate; quite forward, medium-bodied with a rich red berry