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Staff Favorites - Jeffrey Jones

Jeffrey Jones

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2010 Poujeaux, Moulis
Review Date: 01-20-2020
A fantastic wine from a great vintage. The 2010 Poujeaux is a classic Bordeaux with energy, structure and balance. It is focused and full bodied with red fruit flavors, rounded out with notes of earth and a crisp finish. This wine will be best with hearty foods.

1976 L'Encantada 42 Year Old "Domaine Le Sablé #19" Bas-Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 01-18-2020
This L'encantada is the most subtle of the 3 offering now in sock. There is still plenty of flavor but it is expressed in a more light bodied Armagnac that is subtle and nuanced. The nose is delicate with floral and caramel notes. In the mouth, it is juicy and complex with interesting carmel notes. The finish is long and the mouth feel is soft and lush.
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1988 L'Encantada 30 Year Old "Domaine Le Frêche #17" Bas-Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 01-16-2020
This is my favorite of the L'Encantada Armagnacs currently in stock. The nose has beautiful caramel notes.In the mouth it is concentrated and full bodied, delicious and round with rich caramel and fruit flavors and a pronounced under tone of spice. There is a long finish.
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1995 L'Encantada 24 Year Old "Lous Pibous #146" Bas-Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 01-16-2020
A big and lusty tongue coating Armagnac. It is concentrated with bright caramel and rich fruit flavors. There is also subtle elegance and balance that help make this such a good Armagnac. There is a long finish with floral and spice notes.
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2015 Esprit de la Commanderie, Pomerol
Review Date: 01-09-2020
A beautiful Bordeaux that is ready to drink now. What I liked about this wine, other than it is delicious, is that everything is in balance. It all comes together with soft fruit flavors, structure and a crisp finish. It is dry, elegant and easy to enjoy. The Esprit de la Commanderie will go well with meats and cheese.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

1998 Glenburgie 21 Year Old "Old Particular" Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 01-06-2020
This is a great single malt and is a super value for a 21 year old single malt. In the nose it is like sweet honey with a touch of bees wax. In the mouth these sweet honey notes continue in a full bodied and rich treat. Secondary flavors of spice and savory add complexity and make this a wonderful drinking experience. I think that this selection tastes best with a small splash of water.
Price: $109.99 Add To Cart

2014 Louise Brison Brut Champagne
Review Date: 01-06-2020
This is a lovely Champagne that for me is classic and delicious. It is nice first out of the bottle but after about 15 minutes it opened up and showed a depth of flavors. It was big, full and dry with a subtle nut like notes. What really completed the package and help make it so tasty was the clean and crisp finish.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Rey Campero Tepextate + Pulquero K&L Exclusive Single Batch Lot#D5001-TP Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 01-02-2020
One of the things that I like about mezcals is that there is such a variety of flavors and styles. This single batch from the excellent producer Rey Campero is an excellent addition to the world of mezcals. The nose is complex with light smoke and then a layer of savory and floral aromas. In the mouth it is soft , full, round and very complex, with flavors of smoke, savory, citrus and a kiss of sweet. Please check Jackson's review below.
Price: $129.99 Add To Cart

Don Mateo "K&L Exclusive" Pechuga Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 12-23-2019
This is delicious and interesting. The nose has very light smoke with savory and pretty citrus notes. In the mouth it is very complex with a fantastic depth of flavors. A wonderful interaction of savory, citrus and other fruit flavors, and a subtle hint of meat, packaged in a creamy moth feel , this is a Mezcal worth taking a look at.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Four Pillars "Faultline" K&L Exclusive Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 12-16-2019
K&L sent David Driscoll to Australia and this is what he returned with. It was well worth the trip. It is both very tasty and offers up something different.There are wonderful expresive aromas of citrus and juniper with a kiss of spice.Just open the bottle and this gin talks to you. In the mouth there is a creamy mouth feel with complex citrus notes . Every time that I tasted it a new element came forward. Very good and wonderfully fun.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2007 Fine Pot Distilled Jamaican (Monymusk) 11 Year Old "Thompson Bros." K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Jamaican Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 12-13-2019
This is a fantastic rum and shows how really good rum can be. The nose has the savory earthy funk that fans of Jamaican rums love. In the mouth this rum is very complex, with layered spice and savory notes that are delicious and intriguing.It is on the dry side with a touch of fruitiness. With a splash of water it has the same flavor profit but has a creamy moth feel. There is a long finish.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

1998 Orkney (Highland Park) 20 Year Old "Thompson Bros." K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-13-2019
This single malt is elegant and pretty. It is very complex and this comes out when one first smells it. There are aromas of sea,bees wax and sweet malt . In the mouth it is again complex with malt and sea notes and a hint of savory. On the light side, this selection is about finesse and layered flavors. With a touch of water it becomes a little sweeter but it was very good without an addition of water.
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart

Glengoyne 21 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-07-2019
A great single cask selection. The nose is seductive with a mixture of bees wax, malt and a touch of savory aromas. In the mouth it is complex with juicy malt and bees wax flavors and is very easy to enjoy. There is a real subtle savory note that is very interesting. There is a long finish with tasty bees wax flavors. With a little water it opens up and is less concentrated but a little more complex.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Kilchoman "Machir Bay" K&L Exclusive Vatting Batch #2 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-06-2019
This selection of Machir Bay has lusty smoke aromas with a hint of brine. The body is soft and creamy with smoke and a hint of brine. Wonderful and delicious it should please any lover of peated Islay single malts. The difference between the K&L selection and the regular Machir Bay is that the K&L selection has a touch more elegance and finesse
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

New Riff "K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #15-4911" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 12-06-2019
This single barrel from New Riff is expressive and concentrated. Full bodied, it is round and sweet with wonderful undertones of spice. The fun thing about these single barrel offerings is that they show how unique each barrel develops.For me the unique thing about barrel 15 4911 is the subtle spice and concentration, but there is also a hint of elegance .With water, caramel flavors become more pronounced.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2017 Tenuta di Sesta Camponovo
Review Date: 12-06-2019
Every wine that I have had from Tenuta Di Sesta has been well made and delicious.This wine is an over achiever as well as a great bargain. It is bright and easy with juicy red fruit flavors and a nice dry and balanced finish. Medium bodied, it is easy to drink alone and will be very good with paste, pizza and pork.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2003 Benrinnes 15 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-02-2019
This is a balanced and absolutely delicious single malt. It is lively with a pretty floral nose with beautiful bees wax notes. In the mouth it is sweet and round with no smoke to get in the way of the lust malt and subtle bees wax flavors. With a splash of water there is the same flavor profile as above but it is more open and is softer. This is very easy to drink and shows why it is always a pleasure to taste something from Benrinnes.
Price: $74.99 Add To Cart

New Riff "K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #15-4917" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 12-02-2019
This is an intriguing and delicious barrel. The nose has interesting floral and caramel aromas that are unique and very nice. In the mouth there is a wonderful elegance that has floral and spice flavors along with the carmel and other typical bourbon flavors. With water the nose opens up. In the mouth the addition of water brings other flavors out, with brown sugar notes the most easy to taste and the other flavors are more subtle. There is a lot going on in this interesting and tasty barrel.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2004 Ardbeg 15 Year Old "Chieftain's" K&L Exclusive Single Ex-Bourbon Barrel Cask Strength Unchill-filtered Islay Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-02-2019
This cask of Ardbeg was aged to perfection. With and with out the addition of water it is lively and complex and there is a long finish. With out water it is more intense and with a little water there is a softer and more lush mouth feel. This product offers smoke, brine and a juicy malt aspects, all of which work together and make this a excellent offering for lovers of big, powerful peated scotch..
Price: $239.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's Big Peat "Christmas" 2018 Limited Edition Cask Strength Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-01-2019
Master blenders at Douglas Laing created this wonderful whiskey using only single malts from Islay. The blend brings out some of the best aspects of the different distilleries. This years Big Peat lives up to its name. It is smokey, creamy and complex with subtle hints of brine. Not shy at all, it is a fun and lusty drink.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2009 Ardmore 10 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-01-2019
One of the nice things about this bottling is that it is light bodied and delicate. The nose is subtle with undertones of smoke. In the mouth it is pretty with malt flavors and a hint of savory. The Ardmore 10 has all of the right characteristics to make this an easy and enjoyable drink.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

1997 Benriach 21 Year Old "Chieftain's" K&L Exclusive Single Rum Barrel Finish Cask Strength Unchillfiltered Speyside Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-30-2019
Absolutely delicious. The nose is very expressive and alive with bees wax and floral notes. It is a pleasure to just set and smell this single malt. In the mouth is is rich and round with the bees wax and honey flavors. It is full bodied and has a long finish. A little water opens it up and makes it softer but one can enjoy this product with and with out water.
Price: $169.99 Add To Cart

2016 Trébiac, Graves
Review Date: 11-29-2019
K&L has been selling Chateau Trebiac for many year for very good reasons. It is always bright, lively and delicious, and a fantastic value. 2016 is a wonderful and drinkable vintage, and the Chateau Trebiac reflects this with juicy, dark fruit flavors that are balanced with structure and character. Ready to drink now.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

Glen Moray 23 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-26-2019
This is one of those whiskys that is easy to enjoy and should please any single malt lover. The nose is a beautiful mixture of wax and honey. The mouth of this selection is round and juicy with wax and honey flavors.All of the flavor aspects work together. My first thought when tasting this Glen Moray was that it is fantastic and a real treat.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1997 Blair Athol 21 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-24-2019
This single cask has a lot to offer. It is delicious, unique and interesting. The nose is rich and teasing. In the mouth it is full bodied with lush malt flavors that are enhanced by dry savory undertones. I found this interaction with between the sweet and savory is both pleasing and interesting. This is a single malt to set with and think about. Don't overlook this treat.
Price: $109.99 Add To Cart

1979 North British 40 Year Old "Old Particular" Single Refill Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-24-2019
North British distillery is just outside of Edinburgh ,and from what I have so far tasted, produces tasty and elegant grain whiskeys. This forty year old is lively and full of finesse and flavor. The nose is sweet brown sugar. In the mouth it is mouth coating brown sugar but it not heavy and has a kiss of elegance. There is a long finish. With a little water the nose is the same as above but there are a subtle undertones of christmas spice. The mouth is the same as above but more elegant and delicate.
Price: $299.99 Add To Cart

2007 Dailuaine 12 Year Old "Old Particular" Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-23-2019
If I had just one word to describe this single cask it would be that it is fantastic. Other words like delicious and interesting could also apply. The nose is pretty with a mixture of malt and spice. In the mouth it is rich and concentrated with spice and nut notes. With a little water it is full-bodied and mouth-coating with a depth of sweet and spicy flavors. There is a nice dry finish.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

2013 Bowmore 5 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-23-2019
I usually like young single malts from Islay because they are so lively and expressive. This cask of Bowmore continues this tradition. I think that this selection tastes best with a little water. The nose has smoke and malt aromas but the smoke is subtle and not overpowering. In the mouth it is sweet and soft with notes of smoke. This Bowmore cask is a complex and a delicious treat.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

1997 Ledaig 21 Year Old "Chieftain's" K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Unchillfiltered Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-22-2019
This cask of Ledaig from Tobermorey Distillery is expressive, interesting and inviting. Without water there are smoke, malt, and a hint of mineral-like flavors. With a little water it opens up and comes together. In the nose there is smoke with aromas of brine and malt. In the mouth, the smoke, malt, and brine flavors create a single malt that is delicious and lively. This cask of Ledaig is something to sip and think about.
Price: $149.99 Add To Cart

2007 Glenlivet 12 Year Old "Signatory Unchillfiltered Collection" 1st Fill Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-22-2019
Sherry aged single malts are very popular at k&L and this bottling should please fans of this style of whiskey. The sherry influence is pronounced, helping make this a juicy and rich offering. The sherry aging comes through in the nose giving dried fruit and sherry aromas. In the mouth this Glenlivet is full bodied and lusty with the dried fruit and nut flavors dominating. There is a long finish. If you are thinking about buying this product I suggest that you do is sooner than later because in the past similar offerings have sold out quickly.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2001 Ben Nevis 18 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-21-2019
What a fantastic treat. This single malt is bursting full of life and pleasure. Without water it is pure and clean with honey tones. With a touch of water it comes to life. The nose is malty and floral. In the mouth it is complex, with sweet malt and honey flavors, and a beautiful energy. Delicious and juicy, and there are no smoke flavors.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

1988 Bunnahabhain 30 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-18-2019
This 30 year old single malt is alive and packed full of drinking pleasure. In the nose there are savory and malt notes. In the mouth it is light bodied but is mouth coating with delicate savory flavors. With a splash of water the nose opens up and provides savory and bees wax aromas. In the mouth it becomes softer and more delicate. This excellent single malt offers finesse and shows what Bunnahbahain distillery is capable of producing.
Price: $349.99 Add To Cart

2005 Laphroaig 13 Year Old "Chieftain's" K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Unchillfiltered Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-18-2019
Since barrels of single malt age differently and produce a range of flavors it is always a treat to taste something and see the variation on a theme from the regular releases.This tasty barrel is very interesting and fantastic. The nose has a burst of smoke that is almost pretty ( a word not usually associated with Laphroaig) with toasty undertones. In the mouth it is classic Laprhoaig with smoke , iodine, salt and malt. With water it opens up and becomes softer. There is a long finish with an interesting touch of spice.This single barrel is unique and interesting.
Price: $159.99 Add To Cart

Littlemill "Old Malt Cask" 29 Year Old K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-18-2019
A treat from a closed distillery. This is a chance to taste the excellent single malt that Littlemill was able to produce. The nose is sweet, complex and pretty. In the mouth it is complex with rich honey flavors. This single malt is light bodied and there are no smoke flavors. With a touch of water it really opens up and is fuller bodied.
Price: $249.99 Add To Waiting List

1995 Allt-a-Bhainne 23 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Refill Hogshead Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-15-2019
This 23 year old is alive and expressive. The nose is very pretty with sweet honey and malt aromas. In the mouth it is light with wax, malt and subtle spice notes.Withe water, in the mouth it is pure with the same flavors as above but they are more subtle and complex. There is also a wonder nice mouth feel and in the nose pretty wax aromas.
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

Tamdhu 19 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 11-15-2019
This is a pretty single malt. With out water it is pure and light with soft malt flavors. A little water opens it up providing subtle aromas of honey and wax. In the mouth, it is pure and soft with subtle honey and floral notes. There is long finish. It is pleasurable and drinkable with and with out the addition of water, but I think that it is better with a touch of water.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

Mal Bien Green Tape "Victor + Emmanuel Ramos" Batch 0218 Verde (A. Rhodacantha) Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 11-14-2019
If I could only use a few words to describe this fabulous mescal they would be delicious, intense and concentrated. The aromas are smoky,savory and intense. In the mouth there are concentrated smoke and savory flavors that are packaged with a nice sweet wrapping. There is a long finish.
Price: $84.99 Add To Cart

Mal Bien Green Tape "Felipe + Ageo Cortes" Batch 0318 Arroqueno (A. Americana) Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 11-14-2019
Each of the Mal Bien green tape mezcals are distinctive and delicious. The Arroqueno jumped from the glass with aromas that were an interesting floral and savory mixture with a kiss of smoke. It was very pleasant. In the mouth, it was soft with savory mineral notes and an interesting ash under tone. Unique and delicious.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2016 Viña Olartia Crianza Rioja
Review Date: 11-14-2019
This is an excellent Rioja for a great price. It is ready to drink now with bright fruit flavors balanced out with structure that help make it a complete wine. This wine provides a delicious experience and will go well with pork and chicken dishes. One can also drink it alone.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2018 Chehalem "INOX" Willamette Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 11-11-2019
This wine show cases the wonderful Chardonnay fruit of Willamette valley in Oregon. It is not aged in oak barrels and this allows the fruit to show its character and flavors. The Inox is round and pretty with focus and energy. It has bright fruit but is clean and has a nice crisp finish. This will compliment both fish and fowl dishes but is easy enough to drink alone.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2016 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Central Otago
Review Date: 11-11-2019
This is an excellent Pinot Noir that is ready to drink now. It is bright and fresh with nice fruit flavors that are balanced and elegant. In a recent staff tasting it showed very well in the company of other first class New Zealand Pinot Noirs. Complex, soft and delicious, it will go well both alone and with food.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Maker's Mark 46 K&L Exclusive "Barrel #6" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 10-14-2019
This barrel tastes better with a splash of water,which seems to open it up and to release the flavors and aromas that this barrel has to offer.The nose is sweet with a floral background.In the mouth it is a rich honey sweet with some subtle spice flavors. The finish is long and sweet.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Maker's Mark 46 K&L Exclusive "Barrel #5" Private Select Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 10-14-2019
The Maker's Mark Private Select single barrels are a great variation on a theme. There is the nice soft sweetness of the regular Maker's Mark 46 but the volume is turned up with more flavors and nuances. This barrel is mouth coating,rich and sweet, with wonderful spice and honey notes. With a touch of water it is still intense but becomes more elegant and pretty. I think that one could drink this whiskey with and without water.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Old Potrero "K&L Exclusive Barrel #12" 63.33% Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-09-2019
Both of the single barrel offerings that are now in stock are unique and very good. Tasting them side by side shows why the single barrel bottlings are so interesting. Barrel #12 is elegant and a little lighter in body than Barrel #13. Subtle spice and savory notes are present, wrapped up together with a pleasant sweetness. A splash of water gives it a creamy mouthfeel. Barrel #12 can be enjoyed with or without the addition of water.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Old Potrero "K&L Exclusive Barrel #13" 63.21% Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 10-09-2019
It is very nice to be able to taste individual and unique single barrels of Old Potrero. Of the two offerings that are now in stock, they are both different from each other and very good. The Barrel #13 is concentrated and rich; just layered with flavors and complexity. With a splash of water a hint of spice comes through. I think that one could drink this with or without water, depending on what tastes one is looking for.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2016 Hirsch Zöbing Riesling Kamptal
Review Date: 10-08-2019
A beautiful, expressive and delicious dry Riesling that outperforms its price. In the nose there are subtle floral notes. In the mouth this wine is focused and full of energy, with nice, balanced fruit and a clean and crisp finish. There are also some mineral notes to complete the package.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart

2018 Wittmann "Estate" Riesling trocken (dry) Rheinhessen
Review Date: 10-04-2019
This dry riesling is delicate and energetic. The aromatics are beautiful and inviting with a light floral note. In the mouth is is light, pure and very complex. It is a wine that one can drink alone for with light foods.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2015 Can Mayol Loxarel "999" Brut Nature Rosat Classic Penedes
Review Date: 09-30-2019
This is an absolutely delicious sparkling wine. The nose has bright berry aromas and in the mouth it is juicy and round. It is a dry sparkler that is pure and clean and very easy to drink. There is a quality wine here for a very reasonable price.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2017 João Cabral Almeida "Camaleão" Minho Alvarinho
Review Date: 09-30-2019
This wine was one of the stars for me at a recent staff tasting and showed well when it was on the stage with other first class wines. It has a lot to offer with its beautiful aromatics, and lean and crisp body. It is alvarinho at its best. This wine is complex with a wonderful integration of fruit, mineral notes and a pleasant crisp finish.

Mulholland American Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 09-20-2019
This very likable whiskey is soft and easy with a pleasant richness that is juicy and balanced and not to heavy. The entry is sweet and round with a nice mouth feel. There is a nice sweet finish. Great alone or on the rocks, it will make wonderful cocktails.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

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