WA 90-93, WS 92
I tasted the Syrah-dominated 2016 Minervois la Liviniere les Amandiers twice during my trip, once at the estate and once at the CIVL. And on both occasions, I had some concerns about the level of oak (it's aged in 100% new barriques from Radoux). There's no doubting the quality of the blueberry-tinged fruit going into this cuvée, and there's even some peppery spice for complexity. The tannins are ripe, the wine is creamy through the mid-palate and it shows good length on the finish. If all of the vanilla and cedar notes integrate over time, my rating could end up looking stingy, but I'd rather be conservative with a wine like this.
- Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (April, 2018)
The Westport community and surrounding area have welcomed Black Bear Wines and Spirits as their premier provider of fine wine, unique beer, and specialty spirits. Black Bear Wines and Spirits offers a large inventory of unique products, provides in-store wine & spirit classes on select Fridays, and supports local charities and their events.
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The distinctive qualities of this awe-inspiring animal can be found in the world's finest wines and spirits. From full-bodied Bordeaux with a strong backbone, to smooth, imported vodka infused with the light zest of wild berries; they are both distinctive and magnificent. And we offer them to you with our commitment to the very highest level of service.
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