Consignment Wines

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Herdade do Sobroso ‘Vinho Tinto’ 2008
DOC Alentejo, Portugal $22.00 14.5% alcohol
This has character and depth of concentration. It’s a symphony compared to elevator music. It’s also exciting—a sensational blend of indigenous red grapes delivering succulent, juicy flavour, incredible structure and character plus a monumental aftertaste. Ripe, racy cherry, sweet mulberry and a sinewy texture not found in ordinary red wine roll over the palate. The aftertaste lingers with balanced fruit-forward flavour and nuances of espresso roast and chocolate. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Herdade do Sobroso ‘Sobro’ 2010
Vinho Regional Alentejo, Portugal $17.50 14.0% alcohol
Piquant spice, aromatic bitters and cedar aromas provide intro to a tangy, juicy river of dark cherry and spice-laden black plum mingling with a solid ripe tannin underpinning. Medium bodied and nicely textured this red blend finishes fruit forward and nicely balanced. Decant/aerate a couple of hours and serve alongside roast pork or grilled hangar steak. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Friedrich Schatz Acinipo 2003
Product of Spain $37.40 13.0% alcohol
There’s leather, exotic spice and cedar on the quiet nose of this Lemberger—a red grape with Austrian roots. A tangy racy river of red cherry, red currant and cranberry runs throughout. It’s mid weight and nicely textured with good acidity and wisps of still-evolving tannin on the medium-length aftertaste. Sips well on its own; easily moves up a notch or two with a mixed deli board or pasta in tomato-based sauce. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Friedrich Schatz Petit Verdot 2006
DO Sierras de Málaga, Spain $49.95 14.0% alcohol
From sunny Spain, this is brimming with juicy, tangy red berry fruit and spice, delivering the goods with solid carpentry, deft balance and a memorable finish. Sandalwood and berry fruit aromas on the nose, palate-coating flavours of sweet, ripe mulberry and briary berry mingle with sour cherry and red currant rippling through the lip-smacking finish. It’s medium-full bodied with good mouth feel and a ripe, supple tannin underpinning—simply delicious. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)