Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX August 29, 2018. 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.
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Beverage of the Week
Frey Ranch Gin
This stylish Gin is made with a blend of three grains (presented in order of quantity) rye, barley, and corn. All of the grains are grown on the estate. All steps from milling, fermenting, distilling, and bottling are done on the Frey Ranch property (just like the Vodka). Two botanicals are also grown on the ranch: juniper (Gin’s essential spice) and sagebrush… See the Beverage of the Week feature
Aimery Rosé Cremant de Limoux NV
Brilliant, medium crimson color with a fine bead of bubbles. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of red cherry and strawberry with supporting notes of peach and blanched almonds. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of raspberry. The finish lingers with subtle toast accents. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a vibrant texture. $20 3.5 Stars/88 points
Jean Biecher Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim Alsace 2016
Brilliant, medium golden color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of apricot, honeysuckle, and pear with supporting notes of mineral and kumquat. The palate echoes the nose delivering a tropical fruits-driven core with flavors of tropical fruit. The finish is long and lingering with orange zest and ginger notes. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a supple texture and lingering sweet citrus accents. $35 4 Stars/93 points
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum
Brilliant, beautiful deep copper color. The nose is filled with rich, dried fruits, sweet caramel, and vanilla with accents of nut butter, allspice, honey, and oak. The palate echoes the nose delivering a sweet fruit and caramel filled core with waves of toffee, honey, and brown butter finishing with accents of oak and brown spice. Full-bodied with a lush and viscous core foiled by bright notes of acidity and accents of orange peel. A classic sipping Rum. $40 – 4 Stars
Dos Maderas 5+3 Rum
Brilliant, deep golden color. The nose is wonderfully complex with tropical fruits and caramel supported by notes of leather, mineral, Sherry, and oak. The palate confirms the nose while being drier than may be expected with waves of dried black berries, allspice, marzipan, and vanilla bean. Full-bodied and dry while also being generous with fruit and caramel supported by complex spice notes kept fresh with a big dose of bright acidity. A superb sipping Rum pairing well with chocolate or an after dinner cigar. $33.99 – 4 Stars