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December 2015

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92 Lapostolle 2012 Clos Apalta, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($83) Spicy and jammy nose; rich and juicy with smooth texture; deep, dense, juicy and long; elegant and powerful. 66% Carmenère; 19% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, TERLATO WINES SPIRITS 94 Sacacuento Mezcal Joven Tobalá Agave (Uncut), Mexico ($125) Clear and smoky; smooth and lush with spice, toasty wood and rich smoke; silky and intense; elegant, balanced and long; an exemplary mezcal. PREMIUM MEZCALES LLC 94 Rum Malecon 25 Year Old Reserva Imperial, Panama ($60) Dark amber color ; smooth, smoky and toasted with spice, almonds and caramel with hints of mocha; elegant and smooth with rich, layered flavors. COBALT BRANDS 95 Twenty Boat Cape Cod Spiced Rum, USA ($55) Rich amber color ; spicy cinnamon nose; smooth and complex with intense and unique spice flavors; lush and deep, sweet and impressive; a remarkable achievement. SOUTH HOLLOW SPIRITS 93 Gran Cosecha Reposado Tequila, Mexico ($52) Light amber color ; soft, smooth agave nose; mellow, spicy and rich with lovely balance and length; silky and long, bright and charming. 90 Hochstadter's Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey, USA ($35) Medium amber color ; soft, mellow nose; silky and toasty with smooth texture and soft flavors; clean and balanced, long and mellow. THE COOPER SPIRITS CO 93 Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, USA ($60) Deep amber color ; lush, spicy nose; dense, toasty, sweet and spicy with deep, rich flavors; notes of pepper, tobacco and vanilla; smooth, balanced and long. CAMPARI AMERICA 93 Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotland ($50) Smooth, lush and sweet with ripe toast and showing notes of banana and treacle; rich, generous and seductive with hints of chocolate; it's no wonder that this is the world's most popular single malt; deep and stunning. WILLIAM GRANT & SONS 93 Disaronno Riserva, Italy ($349) The first new Disaronno product in 500 years. Lush almond spice nose; creamy with sweet almond and cinnamon spice; rich, dense and layered with intense depth and elegance. BACARDI USA

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