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Customer Reviews - Kurt Shanaman

Kurt Shanaman


Reviews

1989 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-26-2013
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Another valiant effort from Doisy! A fruit bomb of Orange marmalade, pears, pineapple and a thick concentrated syrup! This is what dessert should be-Yummy. A super duper Sauterne and absolutely a must buy for any lover of Semillion. This is perfectly aged and ready to drink now. Wines like this don't last for this price for long. A real treat!
Drink from 2013 to 2018

1996 Doisy-Védrines, Sauternes (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-26-2013
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With the prices of vintage D'Yquem soaring through the roof-This is a pleasure to drink now at a very reasonable price! This is a masterpiece! Doisy produced a spectacular bottle of aged sticky! The aroma is of Valencia Oranges, honey and menthol. Tasting this was a treat-supple glycerine and Honey followed by caramel, oranges and more honey. The finish was long and mouth-filling. Drink this with some Roquefort Cheese or by itself. IT IS THAT GOOD!
Drink from 2013 to 2020
Price: $49.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2005 Cune Imperial Reserva Rioja (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-26-2013
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Opened this beauty last night with Gouda & Irish Cheddar. This is a special bottle for sure. Cune produces some of the best Rioja made and this is no exception. The nose is powerful with hints of tobacco, leather & spice. On the palate, the dark plum like fruit is forward with smooth velvet tannins. This is incredibly balanced a full. One could put this away for 20 more years but how can you pass this up now? Luscious Rioja from Spain!
Drink from 2013 to 2030
Price: $39.99 Add To Waiting List RP 90 BC 0

2012 Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé  
Review Date: 10-26-2013
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A Provencal beauty! I know that Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie own this estate but that is not what makes it stand out. This is the perfect wine for a picnic or a brunch on the deck. To start, the pink color is beautiful but one must drink this for total enjoyment. The nose shows citrus & flowers that remind you of springtime. The flavors on the palate begin with layers of tangerine and lime. A crisp fruit flavor with a hint of mint and poached pear on the finish makes this a glorious wine to be enjoyed now. Life is good!
Drink from 2013 to 2016
Price: $23.99 Add To Waiting List WS 90 BC 0

1993 Chateau St Jean D'Or Late Harvest Sonoma Semillon (out of stock)  
Review Date: 10-4-2013
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If only Chateau St Jean still made this wine, but they don't and won't due to the change in ownership since this was produced. This wine was an effort to make a "real" Sauterne and I think they pulled it off.
On the nose this has unbelievable layers of caramel, clover honey and mango fruit. Tasting was a real joy because the caramel comes through in layers and the honey was persistent with vanilla and marmalade. The finish was incredibly long lasting longer than 2 minutes with the honey and glycerine coating the tongue. This is a valiant attempt to make a "Sauterne" style wine and although it was made in many years during the 80's & 90's, the current management is more concerned with cranking out copious amounts of every easy varietal to grow and produce and the labor intensive wine crafting like this is not in their plans anymore.
Drink from 2013 to 2030
Price: $49.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0