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-11-VC’s Recommendations This SpringIndividuality created by the Draper SelectionRRP¥10,000The Eyrie Vineyards Original Vines Chardonnay 2016Origin: Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, OregonCODE10904CODE11171The best Carménère of 2016RRP¥3,000Varietals: Carménère 85%, Malbec 9%, Petit Verdot 3%, Cabernet Franc 3% Alc. 14.5% Koyle’s vineyards are located at the foot of the Andes, at the highest altitude for winegrowing in the Colchagua Valley. The resulting low-yielding Carménère fruit shows elegant quality, with fresh, concentrated berry fruit avours, silky tannins, and a unique minerality. It has been called the best Carmenere of 2016. Tim Atkin MW 93ptsVarietal: Chardonnay Alc. 12.7%In 1964 the founder of The Eyrie Vineyards, David Lett, brought cuttings of the Chardonnay clone Draper Selection with him from Napa Valley to Oregon, propagating it for his Original Vineyard in the Dundee Hills. Today it is the oldest vineyard in Oregon, and one of the last plantings of Draper Selection. Now made by son Jason, it is an atypical Chardonnay oering rich avours and complexity. Naturally fermented and aged in French oak, rm acidity complements a richly textured mid-palate spiked with notes of owers and sea grass.Koyle Royale Carmenere 2016Origin: Colchagua Valley, ChileCODE11198Malbec is catching a wave in California RRP¥5,200Varieties: Malbec 100%Alc. 14.6%While accounting for just 0.5% for all of California’s red wines, Malbec is now gaining interest and popularity among select producers and consumers. Hendry planted their Malbec in 1995 and occa-sionally releases small quantities of a single-varietal bottling. Showing Malbec hallmarks of mouthwatering fruit, this elegant red has a ne texture, silky touch, and bright, long-lasting acid.HendryMalbec 2016Origin: Napa Valley, CaliforniaNapa ValleyMalbecCODE11253Malbec released after 36 months of agingRRP¥6,500Varieties: Malbec 91.9%, Cabernet Franc 6.35%, Merlot 1.75% Alc. 15.8%Mackenzie-Müeller is located in Carneros, 14 km south of Hendry, where the Malbec vineyards are in the home estate. From an outstanding vintage in Napa, the Carneros Malbec has a fragrant oral scent and a bright refreshing palate, with concentrated avours of blackberry. Small additions of Merlot and Cabernet Franc add complexity. Aged for 36 months, bottled unltered. 147 dozen produced.McKenzie-MuellerMalbec 2013Origin: Napa Valley, California

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