Trou du Diable La Buteuse 93 pts at 10%, this light amber beer, from Shawinigan, Quebec was voted in 2013 as World's Best Style Begian Tripel Rich Christmas cake and marmalade aromas with honey and candy sweetness. Slight peppery. Very entertaining on the palate. Great balance. MikesCraftBeer.com comes up with a wonderful descrption "From Shawinigan, Quebec’s Le Trou du Diable comes their “La Buteuse” a Belgian Triple. The beer pours an amber colour with a creamy champagne
Dos Maderas PX 93 pts ...is the world’s only triple cask aged rum, an innovative three-step aging process to create a distinctively rich and smooth taste. First aged in oak casks for five years in the Caribbean (Guyana & Barbados) and then sailed across to Spain for an additional three years of ageing in casks that once held the internationally acclaimed “Dos Cortados” 20-years-old Palo Cortado sherry. Dos Maderas Rum PX then undergoes a third and final aging step when the ru
2002 Chateau Leoville Barton -St. Julien, Bordeaux (2nd Growth) 94 pts As everyone knows all wine have a lifecycle, from birth to growing stage to maturity (your drinking window) and finally death. As some of you already know 2002 was not an overall favourable vintage, with lots of rain and therefore many diluted wines were created. When I was in Bordeaux in 2003 and tasted about 125 different 2002's I came away with a medium to low opinion of this vintage. There are however
L'Oustal Blanc Naick 5 94 pts Minervois - France While the current is the Naik 11, this Naik 5 (unofficially equivalent to the 2005) from my cellar was devine. Having decanted it for 1.5 hours, it blossomed into a ravishing mature wine filled with delicate floral notes, white pepper, forest smells with soft yet velvety tannins. OUTSTANDING!! paired with.... Pork Schnitzel with roasted tomato and pepper puree + whipped potato.
Highland Park 18 Year Old - Orkney Island, Scotland 92 pts Finally back in stock after several months, this great 18 year retains its wonderful value compared to other 18 year olds, yet remains a very classy and sophistiicated malt!
2001 Bodegas Muga "Seleccion Especial" 1.5L 95 pts An extra delicious wine that is aging gracefully! Blend of tempranillo, graciano & mazuelo, this Rioja wine is still quite youthful as it needed 5 hours of decanting time. Even after 24 hours (I still had some left in the decanter), it presented more developed and complex earthy flavours