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November 2012

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88 Bocelli Family Wines 2011 Sangiovese, Toscana, Italy ($15) From the famous singer Andrea Bocelli and his brother, Alberto; fresh and juicy with tangy plum, raspberry and smooth texture; bright with fresh, mellow fl avors and nice silky texture; long and balanced with some nice oak notes. AUGUST WINE GROUP 88 88 Ñandú 2010 Malbec, Mendoza ($17) Bernard Portet of Clos du Val and his family are behind this new brand; smooth and silky with tangy fruit and medium body; balanced, elegant and restrained. PORTET WINE SELECTIONS Pepi 2011 Chardonnay, California ($10) Smooth and lush with creamy texture and a good backbone of tangy acidity; bright, juicy and long with a ripe fi nish and nice touches of oak. JACKSON FAMILY WINES 95 SPIRITS 86 90 Tullamore D.E.W. The Legendary Blend Irish Whiskey, Ireland ($24) Smooth and mellow with sweetness and vanilla and notes of dried fruit, spice and luscious oak. WILLIAM GRANT & SONS Thomas Tew Authentic Pot-Still Rum Barrel No. 90 ($40) Nice spicy nose; smooth and showing good rich and spicy fl avors but considerable harshness; sharp and hot. NEWPORT DISTILLERY Adrien Camut Calvados Privilège" 18 Year Old, France ($141) Tarte tatin nose; intense and concentrated with baked apple and crème brûlée fl avors; rich and deep with complexity and elegance; hints of mint and citrus; smooth and extremely long; luscious and stunning. CHARLES NEAL SELECTIONS 89 Germain-Robin Pear de Pear, USA ($24) Smooth and light with baked pear and sweetness; intense and lush with tea-like fl avors; long and creamy. CRAFT DISTILLERS 92 Wemyss Spice King Scotch Malt Whisky, Scotland ($57) A blend of malt whiskies; dense, complex spice nose; fl eshy and intense with toast, sweet oak, dried fruits, smoke, nutmeg and deep spice box; long and forward with clean, mellow fl avors and lots of character. DOMAINE SELECT 94 Glenglassaugh Revival Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotland ($67) Smooth sandalwood and vanilla nose; crème brulée, marshmallow, lightly smoky with mellow oak notes; creamy, lush and rich; smooth, seductive and subtle with rich texture and a long, lingering fi nish without a bit of heat or roughness. PURPLE VALLEY IMPORTS BOTTLED BY BARTON DISTILLING COMPANY, LOUISVILLE, KY. PRODUCT OF USA. PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY | WAVEVODKA.COM ©2012 WAVE™ FLAVORED VODKAS 30% ALC/VOL (60 PROOF)

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