CASE OF THE MONTH

BIN 104 CASE OF THE MONTH
Every month,
Bin 104 carefully select wines from all over the world of particular merit and value.
We call this the “Value Case of the Month”.

The Value Case will consist of wines chosen
for their quality to cost ratio and their immediate enjoyment.
ThIs case is offered at a 15% Discount
Please, no substitutions.
 
BIN 104  JULY VALUE CASE OF THE MONTH

NV  Vinha Do Papa Vinho Tinto
Portugal

Vinha do Papa is a deep violet colour wine
with a concentrated and exotic aroma of fresh red fruits. 
Nice food pairing with white or red meat, cod, pasta, fatty fish and all sorts of cheeses.

2014 Barrel Monkeys Shiraz
McLaren Vale, Australia

Tasting Notes
Deep purple-toned crimson. Brooding aromas of dark red fruits (plums and mulberries) with
the sweet scent of cedary oak. Liquid velvet with spicy blackberry and raspberry power,
finishing on notes of smoky liquorice, generously wrapping a framework of rounded tannins.
Food Pairing
This wine is meant for a cold night in front of the firre – beside the hearth indoors in winter,
round the fire-pit outside in more clement months.
Perfect with rosemary-scented, still-pink lamb chops,
 thick-cut steak with duck-fat fried potatoes
or smoked paprika, tomato and butter bean stew with hot panini.

2016 Sottano Clasico Merlot
Mendoza, Argentina

Tasting Notes
100% Merlot. Intense and shiny red color.
Elegant nose with aromas of jam and red fruits like plum and cherry.
The oak adds flavor of chocolate and snuff in a very good balance. I
ntense and complex, long persistence with sweet and rounded tannins
that give a good body and long end. Cellar up to 4 years
Food Pairing
Enjoy it with “Le Cordon Blue” chicken with smoked rustic potatoes; or venison & beef.

2016 Bodegas Cobertizo Mencía Joven
Bierzo, Spain

The nose has black cherries and some raspberries. 
On the palate, there are some tannins.  Black cherry and cherry fruit. 
Some underlying earthiness.  Good acidity. 
This wine is really all about the fresh fruit though. 
Easy to drink and delicious.  Some depth. 
Good finish.  This will work on its own or with a wide variety of foods.

2017 Novaia Valpolicella Bio Doc
Veneto, Italy
Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella

Medium ruby red.
A lively wine when young, fragrant nose with delicate, flowery
and slightly fruity perfumes (fresh cherry), together with hints of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper).
Moderately alcoholic and tannic taste, good acidity,
medium body, flavour some and fresh, a great wine.

Chateau De Ricaud 2014
Bordeaux, France

This superb Bordeaux from the strong 2012 vintage is a blend of mostly
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grown in Cadillac to the south of Bordeaux
with vines planted in an ampitheatre.
It's aged in 400-litre barrels, the larger size so as not to impart heavy oak flavours.
This wine is deep, dark and concentrated, a great expression of its terroir.
Spicy finish. Decant 1-2 hours.

Pair with a rare steak.

2017 Grifalco Gricos (Aglianico del Vulture)
Aglianico  Certified organic farming
Basilicata, Italy

This opens with aromas suggesting fragrant purple flower, blackberry, violets,
black cherry and great acidity.
Made from young vines and no new oak,
this wine reveals a more elegant, feminine, side of Anglianico.

2018 Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
Colchagua Valley, Chile

Predominance of ripe red and black fruit aromas such as strawberries, plums,
and figs on the nose.
Notes of crème de cassis intermingle with sweet spices such as nutmeg and black pepper.
In palate, the wine stands out for its well-balanced acidity,
medium body, and incredibly smooth tannins.
The moderately persistent finish echoes the notes perceived on the nose.
Pair with a rare steak.

2017 Ladybird Cabernet Sauvignon
Paso Robles, California

The black plum, blackberry and currants flow through the palate
 accompanied by violets and stronger flavours of herbs and earth,
with medium acidity and tannin, and a solid backbone.
We can sense the alcohol with a bit of a ‘ting’ near the finish,
followed by cocoa powder and oak chest giving us a bit of bitterness.

2019 Cedarcreek Pinot Gris
Okanagan Valley, BC

100% Pinot Gris
Tasting Notes
Rich flavours of orchard fruit, lots of pear and green apple.
A hint of spice, with a round finish.
North meets south in this ripe and bright 50/50 blend.
First, the South Okanagan Valley’s arid, desert-like landscapes deliver grapes with rich, round, generous flavours.
In contrast, the North Okanagan’s cooler temperatures and high elevation
yield fresh and bright notes of green apple with a delicate balance of acidity.
The finished blend of these two contrasting regions celebrates the uniqueness of both places.
As you sip, you’ll experience the taste of the entire Okanagan Valley coming to life.
This versatile wine goes with everything, or nothing at all.
Try it with seafood, pork, lemon chicken, or hot wings, or sip it on its own.

2019 Casa Silva Coleccion Sauvignon Blanc
Colchagua Valley, (Rapel Valley), Chile

Aromas of fresh apricot and mango, subtle honey backbone on the palate.
Hotter climate stone and tropical fruits on the nose and the palate.
Medium to high acidity.

2019 Spier Signature Rose
South Africa

The bouquet of this rose offers stimulating notes of strawberries and yellow apple.
It is wonderfully fresh on the palate, with a marvellously crisp acidity on the finish.
REGULAR PRICE:  $245.40
VALUE CASE OF THE MONTH PRICE: $199.95