Tequila Bribón Añejo

NV/MV Mexico Jalisco
94 Points

Light, fresh aromas suggest honeysuckle and a hint of pear. The palate echoes those notes, layering on toasted coconut and hints of fresh basil and thyme, landing gently with white pepper and a curl of lemon peel. Aged 18 months in ex bourbon casks

Wine Enthusiast 3/1/2022
Bribon Anejo Best Buy

Numina

2022 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

Using grapes from high altitude vineyards in the Uco Valley, Jorge Cabeza and José Galante made this 2018 assemblage with 66% Malbec (co-fermented with 4% Petit Verdot), 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot. Aged for 16 months in barrels, it has a rich, perfumed nose of cherries blackberries and redcurrant, refreshing herbal notes and spices. On the palate it is chewy, balanced with refined tannins and a smooth finish. Drinking Window 2022 - 2028

Decanter 3/21/2022
Salentein, Bodegas Numina bottle

Millesimato

2022 Italy Trentino
92 Points

Lightly scented, this opens with delicate aromas of hawthorn and white stone fruit. The creamy, refined palate offers ripe yellow apple, brioche and fennel seed framed in a silky perlage. It closes on an almond note. -K.O.

Wine Enthusiast 4/1/2022
Altemasi Millesimato bottle

Riserva Graal

2022 Italy Trentino
90 Points

Aromas of hawthorn, white stone fruit and bread crust form the nose. On the elegantly sparkling palate, crisp acidity accompanies yellow apple, peach and medicinal herbs before closing on notes of lemon zest and brioche. -K.O.

Wine Enthusiast 4/1/2022
Altemasi Riserva Graal bottle

Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey

NV/MV Ireland Leitrim
95 Points

Richly spiced aromas lead into a smooth, luxurious palate that sinks into flavors of vanilla, dried apricot and dried date. Adding water unlocks more vanilla and sweet spices like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. This is a big, mouthfilling whiskey to sip with a cube of ice or consider as a dessert pairing. -K.N.

Wine Enthusiast 12/31/2021
Platinum

Gran Vu Blend

2017 Argentina Mendoza
94 Points

A blend of 67% Malbec and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley, the 2017 Blend Gran VU spent 24 months in 20% new oak. Dark garnet with a brick dust sheen. The nose is still precise in spite of the wine’s relative age, offering notes of fresh plum and sour cherry with hints of herbs and oak followed by vanilla and nutmeg. It's juicy in the mouth with fine tannins and an easygoing feel. The tannic core is enhanced by the freshness. Fruit and oak, the twin pillars of this wine, reappear at the end.-J.H.

Vinous November 2021
Salentein, Bodegas Gran Vu Blend bottle

Gran Vu Blend

2018 Argentina Mendoza
94 Points

The 2018 Blend Gran VU is a blend of 71% Malbec and 29% Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley and spent 24 months aging in 1/5 new oak. The complex, expressive aromas reflect the Malbec majority with ripe and candied plum, hints of violets and touches of redcurrant, mint and oak. Broad and tacky in the mouth, the grippy tannins lend character enhanced by the freshness and wrapped in the volume while fruity aromas appear at the back of the throat. A substantial wine with an oaky subtlety and intensity.-J.H.

Vinous November 2021
Salentein, Bodegas Gran Vu Blend bottle

Primum Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Argentina Mendoza
95 Points

Aged for 18 months in 15% new oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Primus is from Tunuyan, Uco Valley. Dark, garnet red in the glass. The nose is defined and made more complex by the cool year. There are notes of blackcurrant, herbs, licorice and dried rose along with gentle aromas of cedar, truffle and gunpowder. The 2016 is relaxed on the palate with precise acidity and slightly reactive but well-integrated tannins. This style is Bordelais at high altitude. A deeply, nuanced red whose balance bodes well for its aging potential.-J.H.

Vinous November 2021

Primum Cabernet Sauvignon

2017 Argentina Mendoza
92 Points

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Primus from Tunuyan, Uco Valley spent 18 months aging in 15% new barrels. Dark garnet in color with a brick dust sheen, the ripe, complex nose offers plum jam and mint with hints of dried figs, leather, licorice and notes from the aging process. In the mouth, it delivers an extractive dryness and a few reactive tannins with good body and a rugged texture. The finish is ripe and sustained by a juicy freshness.-J.H.

Vinous November 2021

Primum Malbec

2018 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

The 2018 Malbec Primus is a blend of grapes from Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley and was aged for 18 months in 15% new barrels. Dark purple in color, the intense, oxidative nose delivers complex notes of ripe plum, nutmeg, sweet spices, cola and dried flowers. Broad and fleshy on the palate with a packaged freshness, this is a ripe red with tacky flow in which the body and freshness back up the grippy tannins. A substantial, flavorful wine.-J.H.

Vinous November 2021

Single Vineyard Malbec La Pampa Estate

2018 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

The 2018 Malbec Salentein Single Vineyard Viñedo La Pampa 1997 is made with grapes from Salentein’s original vineyard in the Uco Valley and aged for 16 months in used barrels. A dark purple in hue, the complex, attractive nose presents intense aromas of candied plum, liqueur and hints of thyme, chocolate and notes from the aging process. Terse with slightly grippy tannins, the character builds in the mouth with good structure, mild, juicy acidity, a meandering flow and a long finish that ends with an aftertaste of candied fruit.-J.H.

Vinous November 2021
Salentein, Bodegas Single Vineyard Malbec bottle

Numina

2018 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

The 2018 Gran Corte Numina is a blend of 66% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot from Finca El Oasis, Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley and was aged for 16 months in 10% new barrels. A vivid, garnet red in the glass, the compact, complex nose offers plum and blackcurrant jam with hints of herbs and notes from the aging process. Fleshy and ripe with an expansive flow, integrated freshness and fine tannins, the oak and herbs mingle at the back of the mouth. A wine of substance. -J.H.

Vinous November 2021
Salentein, Bodegas Numina bottle

Numina

2018 Argentina Mendoza
92 Points

The 2018 Cabernet Franc Numina from Los Arboles was aged for 14 months in 10% new oak. A dark garnet in hue, the intense, attractive nose presents hints of ash and jalapeño over clear but delicate blackcurrant aromas along with cedar and sandalwood. Sugary with a voluminous flow, grippy tannins and a compact feel, the flavors linger at length at the back of the mouth. A characterful Uco wine. -J.H.

Vinous November 2021
Salentein, Bodegas Numina bottle

Numina

2019 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

From Los Arboles and San Pablo, Uco Valley, the 2019 Malbec Numina was aged in 10% new barrels. A bright, dark purple in the glass, the intense, nuanced, well-judged nose initially offers cedar and vanilla followed by ripe plum, thyme and violet. Broad, terse and juicy on the palate, it delivers lovely subtle flavors and a sustained, fruity finish enhanced by the aging process.-J.H.

Vinous November 2021
Salentein, Bodegas Numina bottle

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Argentina Mendoza
90 Points

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Salentein Reserva from Los Arboles in the Uco Valley delivers delicate notes of blackcurrant, mint, thyme and black olives. Terse and nimble in the mouth, the grip ensures a good character. The vintage and year in the bottle make all the difference in terms of flavor. -J.H.

Vinous November 2021

Reserve Merlot

2020 Argentina Mendoza
91 Points

From Los Árboles and Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, the 2020 Malbec Salentein Reserva spent 12 months aging in 70% French and 30% American barrels. The perfumed nose offers hints of violet, aguaribay, plum and pencil box. It’s juicy on the palate with a terse texture. Grippy tannins lay down an outline enhanced by the well-judged freshness which also keeps the finish going. An intense wine.-J.H.

Vinous November 2021

Tresor Brut Rosé

NV/MV Spain Penedès, Catalonia
90 Points

With its black-raspberry scents, sweet orange and tart lemon flavors, this is smoky, sleek and rich. It offers gentle refreshment, whether cooling off on a hot summer evening, or with poached salmon at brunch.

Wine & Spirits August 2021
Tresor Rose Best Buy

Special Reserve

2018 Israel Upper Galilee
90 Points

Fragrant, with a supple texture encasing notes of white peach, honeysuckle and melon, infused with spice, vanilla and chamomile accents. Lovely and fresh. Kosher. Roussanne and Marsanne. From Israel. Drink now. 400 cases made, 100 cases imported.-G.S.

Wine Spectator November 2021

Reserve Marawi

2019 Israel Judea Hills
90 Points

There's a honeysuckle edge to the flavors of white peach and tropical fruit in this supple and distinctive white, which features almond and leesy flavors that glide along the finish. Kosher. From Israel. Drink now. 540 cases made, 100 cases imported.-G.S.

Wine Spectator November 2021
Reserve Marawi

Numina

2016 Argentina Mendoza
90 Points

Well-knit dried berry and red currant flavors show hints of fresh-ground coffee bean, backed by fresh acidity. The finish offers juicy minerality, with cocoa powder accents. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2023. 12,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.-K.M.

Wine Spectator November 2021
Salentein, Bodegas Numina bottle

Chianti Classico DOCG

2015 Italy Chianti
96 Points

Wonderful aromas of plums, sour cherry, lavender, and sliced orange follow through to a full body with dense and firm tannins that are beautifully integrated into the wine. It’s so long and focused. Such finesse with structure. Balanced and attractive. Drinkable but better in three to four years. Try after 2023.

JamesSuckling.com November 2021

Calvados X.O.

NV/MV France Normandy
93 Points

The aroma of this brandy is pure concentrated vanilla richness, while the palate is more drying and complex. Soft vanilla and toffee give way to hints of red fruit, orange peel and oak, leading into a long finish marked by cinnamon and clove.-K.N.

Wine Enthusiast October 2021
Boulard Calvados Calvados X.O. bottle Platinum

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 New Zealand Awatere Valley
90 Points

From a warm vintage, the Awatere-sourced 2019 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir seems to have benefited, as it doesn't show much of the region's typical green edge. On the nose, black cherries accented by hints of cola and spice abound, while the medium-bodied palate is concentrated and silky-textured, with a gently tannic finish that should support at least a few years of aging. -RP

Wine Advocate October 2021

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

2020 New Zealand Awatere Valley
90 Points

The 2020 Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc boasts potent, pungent scents of boxwood, passion fruit, and grapefruit balanced by riper hints of nectarine and fig. Medium-bodied and plump on the pea-tinged mid-palate, there's an intriguing soft chalkiness to the texture on the citrusy finish. It's a solid effort that captures the complexities of the Awatere Valley. -RP

Wine Advocate October 2021

Malbec

2019 Argentina Mendoza
89 Points

Structured, with graphite and white pepper notes to the blackberry tart and dark plum flavors. Accents of dried green herbal notes linger on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 82,000 cases made, 6,000 cases imported.

Wine Spectator November 2021
Killka Malbec

Pinot Grigio

2020 Italy Trentino
87 Points

Aromas of ripe white stone fruit and a whiff of hazelnut lead the nose. Reflecting the nose, the easygoing palate offers mature yellow apple and bitter almond alongside tangy acidity. Best Buy.

Wine Enthusiast October 2021
Best Buy

Pinot Grigio

2020 Italy Delle Venezie
86 Points

Delicate aromas of white spring flowers and orchard fruits form the nose. It’s simple but wellmade, offering honeydew and Bartlett pear alongside bright acidity. Palm Bay International. Best Buy.

Wine Enthusiast October 2021
Best Buy

Reserve Malbec

2019 Argentina Mendoza
89 Points

Focused and zesty, with brambly flavors filled with fresh acidity and cedary notes. Flinty hints on the finish are filledwith underbrush accents. Drink now through 2023. 120,000 cases made, 20,000 cases imported.

Smart Buys Award
Wine Spectator September 2021
Platinum