Best Buys

Best Buys are wines that offer a high level of quality in relation to price. There are no specific guidelines or formulae for determining Best Buys, but they are generally priced at $15 or less.

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97
points

Unibroue Don de Dieu

  • Best Buy
  1. $10
There’s a lot going on in this triple wheat ale, and it continues to evolve as it warms in the glass. The nose is heady and intense, as assertive aromas of orange, peach, white strawberry, yeast and spice mingle with hidden accents of barnyard and earth. The complexity continues in the mouth with a texture like liquid velvet: creamy but light and clean. The…  — L.B.  (7/1/2011)
97
points

Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2002 Edition

  • Best Buy
  1. $26
Extremely flavorful and rich, with a lush caramel scent and notes of butterscotch, hazelnut, toffee and fig. Savor with an ice cube or two. The 2002 edition represents the 17th year of production for this bottling.  — K.N.  (7/1/2013)
96-100
points

Appleton Estate Reserve Rum

  • Best Buy
  1. $27
The first nosing passes find tight notes of molasses and walnut; aeration time releases bigger scents of nutmeg and spiced apple. The palate entry is wonderfully warm and spicy; at midpalate the taste turns cocoa- and vanilla-like, creamy and honeyed. Concludes creamy and delicious.  — P.P.  (2/1/2008)
96-100
points

Le Réviseur XO Fine Petite Champagne Single Estate Cognac

  • Best Buy
  1. $50
Aromas feature plums, red berries, raisins, cherry preserves and poppy seed. The palate entry is sleek and woody sweet; the midpalate finds flavors of pipe tobacco, marzipan, dark caramel, fudge and chocolate orange. Finishes stately yet vivacious. Find and buy.  — P.P.  (3/1/2007)
96-100
points

Shakers Vodka

  • Best Buy
  1. $33
Shows attractive, bittersweet vanilla extract, cracker and cocoa bean-like aromas. Palate entry is beany, bittersweet and intensely vanilla extract-like; by midpalate, the bittersweet, almost honey or molasses-like taste profile soars on the tongue. Finishes semisweet, intense.  — P.P.  (10/1/2003)
96-100
points

W.L. Weller 12 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon

  • Best Buy
  1. $17
Deep bronze hue. Mature aromas of lanolin, almond oil and creamed corn greet the olfactory sense; aeration unleashes full-throttle scents of toasty oak and vanilla extract: a top-notch Bourbon bouquet. Palate entry is dry, complex and toasty; midpalate offers sweet, grainy tastes of Wheat Thins, oil and sap. Aftertaste is oaky, sweet and intensely grainy. Another…  — P.P.  (12/15/2002)
96-100
points

Highland Park 18-Year-Old Orkney Islands Single Malt Whisky

  • Best Buy
  1. $79
Opening aromas are of sea breeze, cigar smoke, oak and malted barley; air contact releases light caramel, fudge, cocoa bean, burnt candle wick and heather. Entry is the most complex of any whisky; midpalate soars on oak, spirit and grain tastes. The greatest distilled spirit of this generation. Buy whatever you can find.  — P.P.  (11/15/2008)
96-100
points

Gran Duque d’Alba Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva

  • Best Buy
  1. $45
The sumptuous bouquet smells of old leather, old books, toasted marshmallow, pipe tobacco, prune Danish, dried fruit, salted butter and caramel cream. Entry is hugely luscious, succulent, ripe and sweet; the midpalate is concentrated, ripe, fruity, sherry-like and caramelized. Concludes balanced yet sweetly honeyed. A fat, glossy masterpiece.  — P.P.  (8/1/2008)
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