PLCB Sale Kicks off 6/27
There’s a high-end CS clearance kicking off on June 27 (or shortly thereafter, knowing the PLCB). Here are a few we tried recently that will feature, listed with sale prices:
Secoli Amarone Della Valpolicella 2012 (#33973, $22.39)
I’m not a huge Amarone fan but this is a decent entry to the style for the unfamiliar, at a good price.
Chateau Martin Saint-Estephe Cuvee Coutelin 2013 (#33870, $23.99)
Roger Peguet Hermitage 2010 (#33668, $24.99)
Checking in on this one that we reviewed a while back. Still quite tight, and there’s a medicinal note that worries me a bit, however when this goes to $25 I will probably pick up a few more… knowing I can’t touch it until at least 2020.
Mastroberardino Taurasi Naturalis Historia 2007 (#33668, $29.99)
Rotten fruit, aggressive tannins. Good nose but disjointed palate. Even with the sale it’s still a pass.
Marquis de Fongraviere Saint Julien Bordeaux 2011 (#33600, $31.99)
Dusty, earth nose with notes of smoke. Dark berries, tobacco, good balance. Nice wine, worth it after the discount.
Antonin Rodet Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos de Thorey 2010 (#33885, $35.99)
Louis Latour Gevrey-Chambertin 2012 (#33923, $31.99)
These are both solid, well-made burgundies for mid-term cellaring. Earth mingles with black cherries and tannin, alongside other savory notes.
Zenato Corvina Cresasso 2008 (#33534, $39.99)
There’s a distinct ashy smoke on the nose and palate that’s reminiscent of Pinotage, and intriguing notes of chocolate on the finish, but there’s also something weirdly thin in the middle – perhaps under-ripe blackberries. Still on the pricey side for what it is.
Louis Latour Puligny-Montrachet Les Truffières 2011 (#33931, $39.99)
Brandlin Henry’s Keep Proprietary Red Mount Veeder 2011 (#33926, $39.99)
This was better when we tried it last year, which makes sense considering the vintage.