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Rafael Cambra Soplo Garnacha, 2013

Valencia, Spain

90 points – Wine Advocate

Rafael Cambra is a small producer situated in Serra de l’Ombria whose family has been at the forefront of nursey development for years. This led him to establish his own cellar in 2001 and ever since has been fine tuning his wines. To his credit, he continually improves showing off regional character, increased drinkability and very good value year after year.

We were amazed by the lively freshness provided by the fine tannins and pleasant citric acidity. The taste of fresh plum, raspberry and hint of pepper all come together elegantly in the glass. It is hard for us to find a fault in this focused and uncomplicated Garnacha; one of the best we’ve sampled this year!

Don’t just take our word for it. We will have bottles open so that you can try it for yourself and see if you like it!

NEW WINES

Glen Carlou ‘Grand Classique’ – Paarl South Africa

92 Points
WineScores’ Review:Succulent, styleish, classic.
This classic Grand Classique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc offers consistency. Expect nicely woven aromas of wild black berries, smoked plums, toasted spices and botanicals, black peppercorns and rich dark chocolate. It is fresh; flavours of graphite, dry earth, tobacco and rich cherry/plummy flavours dominate the palate.
Great posture, style and balance.
Pair: Smoked eggplant, grilled meats, aged cheeses, hearty stews and pastas.

Domaine Chante Cigale – The Cicada IGP Rouge

Domaine Chante Cigale are known for producing award winning Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but with The Cicada they have brought us a lighter style of red from the Southern Rhonethat uses their Grenache Noir growing expertise they employ for their Pape!
The Cicada takes its name from the emblem of the Domaine, Chante Cigale, the famed ‘singing cicadas’ of Provence. Fresh raspberry fruits on the nose, flavours are more ripe cherry with a touch of spice. As well as the Grenache Noir, The Cicada includes 20% Carignan which adds a bit of soul to the vibrant Grenache, nicely balanced acidity and supple tannins. As this is such a lusciously fruity and light wine, it’s really nice lightly chilled and pairs really well with pasta and risotto dishes. This is a top drawer wine at an incredibly low price. We like it a lot at Kwoff.

2014 Markus Molitor Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Spatlese

94 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

  The 2014 Riesling Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese (White Capsule) displays ripe and intense yellow apple, as well as concentrated quince and apricot confiture on the nose. Rich and intense, concentrated, sweet and tart on the palate, this is a very elegant yet concentrated, round and fruity Spätlese that develops a stunning purity, finesse and elegance in the stimulatingly salty finish. This is a stunning Riesling with two faces at the moment: the one is ultra-ripe and reveals pink grapes and a bit of good botrytis, the other has the salinity, purity and delicacy of the Mosel Alte Reben and develops an enormously long finish. This is dry Riesling that should be reserved for the next decade. In case you love to drink it earlier, you should open the bottle a few days before and keep it cool. Then take your biggest glass and detect how intense, pure and persistently salty this Zeltlinger Sonnenuhr is. (AP #19) (SR)   (3/2016)

93 points Vinous  This especially deep green-golden Riesling displays pungent scents of wood smoke and lemon peel that I would have associated more with Zeltinger Schlossberg. These nicely complement white peach and pistachio extract, which go on to inform a luscious, subtly creamy, buoyant palate. Piquant nuttiness and sweet-saline suggestions of shrimp-shell reduction lend fascinating counterpoint and mouthwatering savor to the soaring finish, where fresh peach and lemon supply infectious juiciness. On paper, incidentally, this is almost freakishly high in dry extract. “I did a lot of three-liter bottlings of this,” remarked Molitor, anticipating exceptional ageworthiness; I remain cautious on that score. (DS)   (11/2016)

NEW CRAFT BEER

KGB Russian Imperial Stout

….from Edmonton brewer Elbeck Brews

An aroma of light spicy rye, with milk chocolate and espresso. Gentle milk chocolate throughout balanced by spicy rye, moderate woody-earthy hops, and a distinct warming sensation which belies its strength. Finishes with a burnt toast and coffee note. Long lingering resinous hop finish and a nutty biscuit-like character comes through as it warms. The finish – long and lingering, like the reign of eastern imperialism.

Remlar Pale Ale

…from Edmonton’s Yellowhead Brewing Company

Silky smooth and sessionable.  Bready malt flavours are perfectly matched with tropical, floral, and citrus notes from citra and amarillo hops. All hail Remlar the Sturgeon King.
….from Redlands California
Ritual Brewing crafted this virtual beer fun zone with the simplicity of 2-row and a bit of rye malts. The fun starts bursting with late hop additions of El Dorado, Mosaic and Citra hops. They made it FUNNER by dry-hopping with even more of these dazzling hops. At 4.6% ABV, this carnival of hops 650ml bottle pours a golden color with a finger of white head that leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus with some earthy notes and light grains. Taste is a citrus and earthy hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, a pleasant easy drinking session IPA that is great for any time or season.