Below is a quick look at our latest reviews published at BevX January 16, 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.
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Beverage of the Week
San Osvaldo Frizzante Raboso IGP Veneto NV
Raboso is a charming and versatile grape native to and grown in Northeastern Italy primarily in the Veneto region. San Osvaldo produces a wide range of wines from both known and obscure varietals with nearly all of them being sold at sensible prices. See the Beverage of the Week feature
Silent Pool Gin See the Full BevX Featured Review
Brilliant, crystal clear. The nose is amazingly aromatic with waves of bright juniper supported by generous notes of dried flowers and citrus with a subtle sweet honey accent. The palate echoes the nose delivering a dense and nearly chewy juniper-forward spirit with an impossibly complex mélange of spices in support finishing dry with a faint earthy tone. Full-bodied with gusto to spare being both assertive and elegant while ultimately finishing dry. Made with an intriguing four-stage process that utilizes 24 botanicals. An unforgettable Gin with great versatility. $59.99 – 4.5 Stars
Beringer Bros. Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay California 2016
Brilliant, medium golden color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of white peach and vanilla bean with supporting notes of apricot stone and butterscotch. The palate confirms the nose delivering a ripe stone fruits-driven core with flavors of lychee and vanilla cream. The finish is long and lingering with bold flavors of toasted oak. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture. $17.99 4 Stars/91 points
Beringer Bros. Bourbon Barrel Aged – Red Blend California 2016
Brilliant, deep ruby/crimson color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of blackberry and boysenberry with supporting notes of roasted nuts, sour cherry, toasted coconut, and five spice. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of black fruits, vanilla, and violet. The finish is long and lingering with silky tannins. Full-bodied and ideally balanced with a voluptuous and complex while juicy texture. $17.99 4 Stars/92 points
Beringer Bros. Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon California 2016
Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black cherry and vanilla with supporting notes of raspberry, five spice, and cassis. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of ripe black fruits, vanilla truffle, and delicate notes of sweet Bourbon. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a opulent texture. $17.99 3.5 Stars/89 points