Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX April 17, 2019. Click the links to get the score and the full analysis of each beverage. Every Wednesday we release new stories, introduce our latest reviews, and send our subscribers their weekly, free digital newsletter. (Subscribe here.)
We had another busy week at BevX with new, tasty beverage reviews to share.
We have shifted our reviews format in order to offer more reviews for our review hungry readers. The review pages (links below) will now offer a full tasting note with links to a full detail review for our Featured Beverages.
As always you see all of our reviews here:
Beverage of the Week
Goose Island Matilda (USA)
Matilda is the ideal Beer to present to your “wine only” friends. They will be won over by this Beer’s complex and unique flavors. They may even be shocked that Beer can be like this… See the Beverage of the Week feature
Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur See the Full BevX Featured Review
Dense and viscous, mocha cream. The nose is subtle yet complex with notes of white chocolate, vanilla cream, marzipan, and a backbone of Irish Malt Whiskey. The palate echoes the nose delivering a silky, rich cream base with complex spice and chocolate notes that are kept vibrant by the bright Whiskey flavors that while subtle are indispensable. Rich and generous without being cloying with perfect balance that just begs for the next sip. $26.99 – 5 Stars
Wakefield The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley 2013
Brilliant, deep crimson color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of blackberry, blueberry, and cigar box with supporting notes of black tea, cassis, and slate. The palate echoes the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of ripe black plum and black currant. The finish is long and lingering with dense and chewy tannins. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a rich texture. $140 – 4 Stars/93 points
Westwood Legend Red Blend Sonoma Valley 2016
Brilliant, dark ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of blackberry and baking spices with supporting notes of cassis, smoked meats, and forest floor with hints of cigar box. The palate echoes the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black fruits, black tea, and vanilla bean. The finish is long and lingering with firm but polished tannins. Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a rich and meaty texture. $55 – 4.5 Stars/95 points