Recent Magazine Reviews

Recent Magazine Reviews are wine, spirit and beer reviews with an issue date since July 23.

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Laurent-Perrier NV Grand Siècle Grande Cuvée Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $130
Laurent-Perrier’s prestige cuvée has always been nonvintage, a blending of top wines from top years. It remains an exceptional wine, not quite dry and with a tinge of softness, but so elegant and balanced. This bottling has just the right amount of maturity, hinting at toast while guarding every iota of fruitiness.  — R.V.  (12/1/2014)
96
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Sineann 2012 Champoux Vineyards Block One Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley (WA))

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $72
Block One is the original (1972) planting at Champoux, and it has anchored many of Washington’s finest wines over the past 20 years. Few if any better are than this, a huge wine with massive flavors of dense black fruits, from berries to cherries to cassis. It’s seen plenty of new oak, giving it a cedar-soaked scent, but the sheer power of the wine promises a long…  — P.G.  (11/1/2014)
95
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Scar of the Sea 2012 Le Belle Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir (Monterey County)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $38
Thoroughly complex and elegant, this begins with a nose that wavers between deep purple fruit and bright spice, with black licorice, Indian spices and gaminess as well. It’s extremely soft and tantalizing on the palate, with a fruit backbone of sour cherry leading into brown spice on the edges. A brush of Limonata citrus appears on the finish.  — M.K.  (11/1/2014)
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Clos Troteligotte 2012 K-2 Malbec (Cahors)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $60
This dense and dark wine is showing as much tannin as fruit at this stage. It’s powerful, the dark fruits ripe and seriously structured. Spice, berries, coffee and a tense, mineral texture are all part of the mix. It needs considerable aging, so don’t drink before 2019  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
95
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Château du Cèdre 2011 GC Malbec (Cahors)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $165
Still very closed up, this is going to be a classic. Its tannins are already balanced to the immense juicy fruits and dark wood flavors that bring out spiciness. It’s powerful while not over the top, showing elegance at the same time as an opulent texture. Give this gorgeous wine until 2018.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
95
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Kracher 2011 Grande Cuvée Trockenbeerenauslese Nummer 6 White (Burgenland)

  1. $99
Dark fir honey, baked and sugar-glazed apricots, cinnamon and bitter orange peel—this is a small cosmos of aromatic sweetness hitting a warm, deep and comforting note of immense richness and incredible length. Delicious now and for years to come.  — A.K.  (11/1/2014)
95
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Rain City Spirits DRIP Coffee Liqueur

  • Best Buy
  1. $22
Made with local cold-brewed coffee, cane sugar and Rain City’s vodka, this liqueur has a bold, authentic coffee aroma and flavor, with light sweetness and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Just add cream for a head start on a white Russian-style cocktail.  — K.N.  (11/1/2014)
94
points

Dutton-Goldfield 2012 Dutton Ranch Rued Vineyard Chardonnay (Green Valley)

  1. $50
Darker and riper in tone than the winery’s Walker Hill Vineyard bottling, this is creamy and lush, with toasty caramel accents and spicy, tropical fruit. Balanced in acidity and soft in tannins, it is structured and rich, highlighting the beauty and diversity of Green Valley.  — V.B.  (11/1/2014)
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