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La Jota Howell Mountain (Napa Valley) Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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This 2014 La Jota Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from Jackson Family Wines portfolio is currently listed on the La Jota website with the rider “limited availability, please enquire”, and is on offer by US retailers at US$100.

I got 24 bottles as part of my JFW allocation and there’s currently 13 left for sale.

I’m retailing it here at S$131 ea. which makes it spot on with a direct exchange conversion from the asking price in the US. It was released at US$85 but as Robert Parker noted, it was unlikely to remain at that price.

Enjoy!

David Boxall

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NEW ARRIVALS IN MELBOURNE

DAWSON JAMES, Tasmania: This is a restocking of the 2014 Pinot. The 2015 Dawson James wines will not be released until September 2018.
2014 Pinot Noir – 36 btls – S$84 – Halliday 97, Huon Hooke 95, Gold ’16 Melbourne Wine Show, Double Gold ’16 Six Nations Challenge and best Australian pinot.

GLAETZER-DIXON, Tasmania:
2014 “Reveur” Pinot Noir – 12 btls – S$63 – Gary Walsh 87
2017 “Avance” Pinot Noir – 12 btls – S$47 – not yet rated
2016 “Mon Pere” Shiraz – 12 btls – S$69 – Huon Hooke 93

LAUREL BANK, Tasmania: This is a restocking as initial order sold quickly
2016 Riesling – 12 btls – S$43 – Huon Hooke 94, Silver ’18 Tas, Wine Show

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Lokoya Mt Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Yes, this is the most expensive wine in my portfolio and no, I don’t expect that all of my customers will be chafing at the bit to get it…but maybe you know someone who might be interested. It’s not a change of direction for Tiger Wines, but when I was offered the opportunity to get 12 bottles, through my Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyards connection with Jackson Family Wines, I jumped at it.

Here’s a few things to consider:

It’s Robert Parker 99 points.

It was on very tight allocation in the US, i.e. one needed to apply to buy it retail. No point in applying now as allocations have closed. Singapore was allocated just 12 bottles. There’s 4 left.

It’s US$375 retail there.

It comes direct to Tiger Wines from Jackson Family Wines (JFW) rather than through a parallel import.

A lesser-rated vintage is currently on sale in Singapore for S$710.

I have 4 bottles left in stock in Singapore at S$585 ea. including GST.

Cheers

David Boxall

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