David Brodati

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Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Castello Di Pomino Vin Santo 2008, Doc Pomino Vinsanto Bottle
Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Castello Di Pomino Vin Santo 2008, Doc Pomino Vinsanto
Tuscany, Italy
$42.95

Excellent Vin Santo from the tiny DOC of Pomino in the northeast of Toscana. Pomino is one of 4 wine areas of Tuscany delineated by the Bando (edict) of Cosimo III de Medici in 1716. Vin Santo is a passito specialty typically made with Trebbianno Toscana and/or Malvasia Bianca Lunga. Here the dominant player in Pomino, the venerable Frescobaldi house, has crafted a delicious dessert wine that stays this side of too sweet, with balancing acidity. Complex, with apricots, marmalade, honey, fig and candied fruit. Excellent length. Very pretty indeed. Well worth the price. Dec. 2017.

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Domaine Servin Bougros Grand Cru Chablis 2013, Ac Bottle
Domaine Servin Bougros Grand Cru Chablis 2013, Ac
Burgundy, France
$76.00

Here's a Chablis from the Bougros Grand Cru that is drinking beautifully now. Fairly pronounced aromas and flavours of apple and lime fruit with judicious oak influence featuring smoke, nutmeg spice, a hint of honey and steely minerality. The mouthfeel is creamy (battonage) and the acidity as expected is bright. Excellent length. So well done. Jan 2020.

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El Maestro Sierra 12 Year Old Amontillado, Do Jerez Xérès Sherry (375ml) Bottle
El Maestro Sierra 12 Year Old Amontillado, Do Jerez Xérès Sherry (375ml)
Jerez, Spain
$20.75

This is a lovely Amontillado. Amber-tawny in the glass. Dry with much complexity exhibiting hazelnut, almond skin, toasty caramel, fig, marmalade/orange rind and a dusty character. Amontillado will show more body and be more oxidized than the lighter Fino and Manzanilla, due to the protective flor yeast dying off. The El Maestro Sierra clocks in at 17.5% ABV and some weight is felt on the palate. Well balanced, excellent length and warmth on the late palate. Try with seafood or sip on it's own. March 2018.

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Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island Bottle
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, South Island
Marlborough, New Zealand
$24.95

Enjoyed this lovely NZ SB on International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 1st. Great typicity for Marlborough SB. Pyrazines, thiols and esters in nice harmony and balance. Intense herbaceous flavours of green pea and asparagus, along with gooseberry, grapefruit and tropical notes (guava). Vibrant acidity. Somewhat reductive and minerally. All what one would expect from Marlborough SB, but for me, the texture raises this above the norm. Excellent length as well. Nicely done. May 2020.

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Burmester 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Dop, Portugal Bottle
Burmester 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Dop, Portugal
Douro, Portugal
$29.95

This 10 year Tawny has a lovely light garnet-brick colour. Complex aroma/flavour profile leading with a nutty rancio element followed by dried dark fruit, tea, marmalade, leather and old wood varnish. The palate is rich and viscous with fresh acidity that provides balance and creates a perception of medium sweet rather than lusciously so. Rounds out with pleasing alcohol warmth. Excellent length. April 2017.

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Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Dop Bottle
Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Port, Dop
Douro, Portugal
$31.95

Taylor Fladgate 10 year Tawny is more ruby than tawny in the glass. The nose offers up dark and dried fruit with a hint of nuttiness that plays out in a more pronounced way on the palate. A full bodied almost creamy mouthfeel, with some alcohol heat and excellent length. Really well done for their entry Tawny (10 years) in the series. Oct. 2014.

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Bellingham Homestead Series The Old Orchards Chenin Blanc 2018, Wo Paarl Bottle
Bellingham Homestead Series The Old Orchards Chenin Blanc 2018, Wo Paarl
Paarl, South Africa
$17.95

Great value here. Apple, citrus, some tropical notes and white flower. Searing acidity (that's Chenin for you) but balanced by purity of fruit and a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent length. A steal at $18. March 2020.

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Alvear Pedro Ximenez De Añada 2014, Dop Montilla Moriles (375ml) Bottle
Alvear Pedro Ximenez De Añada 2014, Dop Montilla Moriles (375ml)
Spain
$24.95

Very rich and viscous with a pleasing and complex array of flavours including prune, raisin, honey, orange rind, tea, pear compote and marzipan. Quite luscious but there is hidden acidity that lurks and holds things to this side of cloying. Usually I like a sweet PX with salty snacks but this one is a bit more sophisticated, so pair with blue veined cheeses or Christmas cake. Oct. 2017.

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Jansz Premium Sparkling Rosé, Traditional Method, Tasmania Bottle
Jansz Premium Sparkling Rosé, Traditional Method, Tasmania
Tasmania, Australia
$28.95

Lovely creamy mouse on this off dry Rose NV sparkler from Jansz in Tasmania. Floral and fruity with strawberry and lightly toasted brioche. Nicely balanced, vibrant and pleasant soft bubbles on the palate. Aug. 2018.

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Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle
Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
$45.20

Lithe and elegant. Floral and fruity (cherry, red berry) drawing from the Niagara fruit, with added complexity from secondary notes of baking spice and a hint of cedar. Bright acidity, well balanced and excellent length. Aug. 2017.

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