Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX August 8, 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
Mad March Hare Irish Poitin
Today Poitin is seeing a revival on the coattails of Irish Whiskey that is more popular than ever. Mad March Hare is certainly a modern and premium Poitin made with malted barley and triple distilled in small, copper pot stills… See the Beverage of the Week feature
Vallée des Pins Rosé Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 2017
Brilliant, medium pink color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of hibiscus flower and strawberry with supporting notes of raspberry. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with accents of guava and orange peel. The finish is crisp and clean. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a vibrant texture. $12 3.5 Stars/89 points
Bruna Grimaldi Arneis Langhe Bianco 2016
Brilliant, medium gold/green color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of lemon, sage, and mineral with supporting notes of blanched almonds and apricot stone. The palate confirms the nose delivering a citrus-driven core with flavors of quince and citrus zest. The finish is long and lingering. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced with a vibrant texture. $19 4 Stars/90 points
Merlet Crème de Peche, Peach Liqueur
Beautiful deep, golden color. The aromatics are so pure and so tactile that you believe that you can reach out and touch the freshly cut peaches with scents of the sweet, ripe flesh, tart skins, as well as a trace of stem and leaf. The palate is more pure peach with rich, peach concentrate at the core flanked by bitter skins, stone accents, and hints of under-ripe peach to add contrast. Medium to full-bodied with ideal balance with lush fruit from opening to finish. No one does a better peach liqueur. $24.99 – 5 Stars
Johnnie Walker Platinum 18 Years Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Deep bronze with hints of gold and copper. The nose is absolutely luxurious offering a careful marriage of fruit, rich malt, sweet grains, toffee, roasted nuts, clove, allspice, honeycomb, and smoky Islay notes of peat fires, and faint sea breezes. The palate echoes the nose delivering a perfectly proportioned dram that builds in iwith lovely grain, fruit, and caramel accents. Full-bodied with ideal balance and a long, luxurious finish. This beautiful blend offers the best of lush Speyside Whiskies punctuated by the essence of Islay with a glorious grain presence that binds it all into one seamless package. $99.99 – 5 Stars