The Turkey Day Six Pack
This year there’s lots to be thankful for, particularly for the exceptional recent vintages that offer a spectacular selection of wines to pair with your Thanksgiving feast. We’d like to introduce you to some classic wine choices for Thanksgiving as well as a few new intriguing options that you might not have considered.
Mix & Match Six Or More
2016 Olivier Leflaive Les Setilles
James Suckling 91 Points: A tangy and fresh white with sliced lemons and hints of dried tea leaves and flowers. Medium body, bright acidity and a long, flavorful finish.
2014 Trimbach Riesling
James Suckling 93 Points: The nose shows restrained citrus and a slightly lifted, very slightly aromatic touch of conifer. The palate is taut and slender, presenting sober, clean citrus flavors. This stands upright and has a wonderful backbone of freshness. I feel it will have more to give in the future. It’s refreshing now and promising in the future.
2016 Clos Des Lunes
Lune D’Argent Bordeaux Blanc
James Suckling 93 Points: Pale gold color with green hues. Lively citrus nose, coated with sweet aromas of acacia and lime. Rich pulpy flesh of ripe Semillon. Delicious mineral complexity. The acidity of Sauvignon provides a good tension. Balanced and fruity long finish.
2015 Domaine Des Farondes
Sherlock’s Tasting Notes: Bright and fruity with strawberry and orange-peel aromas that follow through to a medium body, bright acidity and a clean finish. Crisp and clean. Excellent Bourgogne red.
2017 Nicole et Romain Chanrion
Cotes de Brouilly
Kermit Lynch: Her Beaujolais is different from the rest, and when I have a glass of it in hand, I cannot imagine a better one. Hers is superbly winey, if you know what I mean. And forget prejudice about wimpy Beaujolais. This woman makes macho wine. It is loaded! It is also super complex: mainly it smells of real, live red fruits, especially freashly crushed strawberries.
2015 Chateau D’Lescours
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Sherlock’s has been importing Chateau D’Lescours for quite some time now. The Chariol family has proudly owned this 18-acre for four generations, and Pierre Chariol has been the owner and chief winemaker for 20 years. Pierre will be the first to tell you that the road has not always been easy, but he has worked great lengths and countless tireless days to keep his family’s wine unparalleled, his Chateau in good working order and, most importantly to him, in the family. Pierre makes one wine, and does that exceptionally well. He is a true soldier of the “Keep it Simple, and Make it Remarkable” model of winemaking success.
It is with great pleasure we announce that Chateau de Lescours St Emillion Grand Cru 2015 has been awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast. This high score will be appearing in the esteemed “Best of the Year” 2018 issue of the wine magazine.