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Wild Turkey’s master distiller Jimmy Russell has famously claimed that bourbon tastes best between 8 and 12 years old, saying “I tend to not like bourbons aged longer than 12 or 13 years because they lose the caramel and vanilla flavors.”

So far, that attitude has meant that Wild Turkey has largely missed out on the mega-aged, mega-priced bourbon gold rush we’re in the midst of. Now, with their release of the Wild Turkey Master’s Keep expression, they’re getting in on the action while staying true to their belief that good bourbon should have flavors other than oak.

Master’s Keep is 17 years old, making it the Among the oldest bourbon Wild Turkey has released to date. The twist is that these barrels have been aged in three different warehouses: two wood warehouses, which expose the spirit to the temperature and humidity fluctuations that accelerate aging, plus a warehouse made of stone.

Stone is a better insulator than wood, which means the temperatures inside a stone building are generally cooler and don’t fluctuate quite as wildly as those in a wooden one. A damp stone warehouse is closer to a typical aging environment for Scotch than for bourbon, and this whiskey saw the drop in strength you might expect for well-aged Scottish whisky, evaporating from 107 proof down to 89 proof. It was bottled at 86 proof.

Color: A rich, golden medium amber

Nose: Intense caramel, blackberry, and vanilla ice cream. Quite solvent and intense for how low proof the spirit is. With water the aroma became more focused and nuanced, with stronger red berry and cinnamon notes supported by spicy oak.

Flavor: Lots of caramel in the front palate segues to apricot, dark chocolate bitterness, and lingering ginger heat. Though its caramel-forward nose and palate suggests sweetness, this spirit is dry as a bone. There’s a sturdy oak character, especially in the finish, with a somewhat rye-like heat and spiciness that’s thankfully free of sawdust notes.

Despite its age this is still a fairly rough-hewn whiskey, and retains a lot of the typical Wild Turkey character. While certainly enjoyable, there isn’t a lot of “wow” to it despite the unique origin story.

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HENNESSY 250 COLLECTOR’S BLEND

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HENNESSY 250 COLLECTOR’S BLEND

Commemorating our 250th anniversary, the Hennessy 250 Collector’s Blend pays full tribute to two-and-a-half centuries of excellence, international expansion, and visionary passion. This distinctive cognac is the product of an exceptional blending and aging process — exhibiting power on the palate with a nuanced balance, and aromatic tones ranging from bitter orange and freshly grated nutmeg, to licorice, dried peppermint leaf, and spices. Each limited edition bottle arrives in a luxurious giftbox.

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Apothic Dark Wine

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Apothic-Dark

Apothic Dark seamlessly integrates flavors of blueberry and blackberry with enticing notes of coffee and dark chocolate for a rich and smooth mouthfeel with layers of texture

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Caymus “40th Anniversary

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Caymus “40th Anniversary” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

From world class Cabernet producer, we have the Caymus 40th Anniversary Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Who needs Champagne when you’ve got an amazingly rich Napa Cabernet like this to enjoy for their 40th?? This concentrated Caymus Cabernet is the perfect companion for hearty meat and lamb dishes. If you’re able, wait a bit before sampling this beautiful nectar, and give it some time to develop. Your patience will be richly rewarded with the exceptional quality of this vintage

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Cave De Lugny Chardonny

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Robert Parker Rated  90 Points

Cave De Lugny Chardonny Macon

Les Charmes Macon-Lugny

The Macon Lugny Les Charmes come from 40-year-old vines of chalky soil. It has attractive bouquet of apple-blossom and time flower that is well defined wine from France

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Bodegas Hidalgo Gitana Manzanilla

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Bodegas Hidalgo Gitana Manzanilla Jerez La Gitana NV

91 points By Wine Spectator .

 

Bright, with saline, sunchoke and blanched almond notes

backed by a piercing, chalk-framed finish. This is all

precision and cut.

Premium Sherries are seeing a resurgence of interest in export

markets, and the set in this report shows plenty have the quality to

back that up. Finos, amontillados, olorosos and more are here,

from more familiar houses such as González Byass…

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Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Red

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Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre Red

90 Point Wine.

Made from 30% dried grapes in the Amarone method, this delicious wine is loaded with mouthwatering black cherry, carob and fig flavors, with touches of mocha and nutmeg. It’s silky smooth, with polished tannins, fresh acidity and depth that offers effortless drinkability

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Trivento sur Aamdo Malbec

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Trivento sur Aamdo Malbec

78% Malbec, 12% Bonarda and 10% Syrah from Mendoza, Argentina.

“Malbec fell in love with the South.

In Argentina’s Andean foothills, Malbec chanced upon a generous terroir where it could attain its tremendous potential. Adding Bonarda and Syrah, which also express a distinctive character in these lands, Trivento winemakers created the complex and elegant Amado Sur.

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Marilyn Merlot

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2011 Marilyn Merlot

With a resurgence of interest for our 25th/SILVER ANNIVERSARY in 2011, and the sexy Red Dress in 2012, people continue to talk about the quality and collectability of Marilyn Merlot,” says Donna Holder, an owner of Marilyn Wines, “but Marilyn wouldn’t have just collected these wines, she would have drunk them.” That’s because “the wine lives up to its reputation, plush, soft, and sultry” according to Leslie Sbrocco, author of “Wine for Women”. And when they try it, reviewers admit to “surprise” at the high quality.

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Zaco Vina Rioja

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90 Point Wine Spector

Zaco Vina Rioja

This Red shows focus and good density. With ripe fruit flavors of black cherry and plum accented with toast and coffee all supported by wll-interaged Tannins leafy and minerally accents linger on finish

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