2012 Andrew Hardy’s Little Ox Shiraz

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

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Dear Oenophile
Ok, here’s the story. Andrew Hardy’s great great grandfather is Thomas Hardy founder of the famous “Thomas Hardy and Sons Wine Company”. Very talented, Andrew started his career with Brian Croser over at Petaluma, but that’s another story. Every year Andrew makes about 200 cases of Shiraz from cuttings off the original 1877 Tintara vineyard in McLaren Vale. The vineyard purchased by Thomas Hardy. These cuttings have been planted in a refurbished section. The resulting wine is spectacular. As a special note these vineyards (Bob’s Block and Pat’s Paddock) were tended by Andrew’s father until his death two years ago.
This is a 200 case run. I feel so very honored to have the opportunity to present it to you. A collectors piece, I hope many of you are starting verticals. That is, if you can stay out of it. Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar gave It 90pts. My notes. Red black in color. The nose shows oak with deep spiced blue and black fruits. The palate is seamless black fruit with well integrated tannin’s that add texture with out dryness. Coating and viscous there is an orange peal spice and lovely creamy wood vanilla. Layered and complex there are plenty of non fruit qualities. Firm and lengthy. My personal score is 17+/20.
To order call Mike at 907 677 9050 or email mike@anchoragewinehouse.com. Wines available at all three locations Jewell Lake, Dimond and Huffman.

List Price $25.99
One btl price $21.99
Six btl Price $20.99
Twelve btl Price $19.99

One last thing. Ox is Andrews nickname. He uses it to differentiate between the two wines he makes. The Little Ox is from the cuttings and The Ox is from the 80 plus year old vines. Yep some of those old boys are still producing. Being the total geek that I am. I have a few bottles of ’05 The Ox. Robert Parker gave it 97 pts cost $111.39

Thank You
Mike McVittie CSW
Wine Manager
Anchorage Wine House

Unibroue Ales Tasting at Suite100 with four course dinner

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine



Unibroue Beer Dinner

 

 

Is beer as complex as wine? Find out with Unibroue’s bottle conditioned Ales. Dinner and tasting at Suite 100.

   How It Works

Tariff for this soirée is

$60.00 per person.

Reservations can be made by email at

mike@anchoragewinehouse.com

or by phone at 907-677-9050.

Reservations must be made

and paid in advance.

We accept American Express,Visa, Master Card,

Discover, Cash and Check.

Payments expected

at time of reservation.

24 hr cancellation refund offered

Tasting and Dinner with Unibroue Ales at Suite 100

Dear Oenophile

For the past 25 years Unibroue has been crafting honest Belgian style beers. These are true bottle conditioned Ales. They are made like champagne except the yeast is not removed. This leaves them cloudy and naturally fizzy. All their beers age like wine some up to 10 years. A wide range is produced from pale gold to inky black. Alcohols run from a moderate 5% ABV to a mouth filling 10.5% ABV. No weak sisters here. 25 years ago when the craft market was heating up Unibroue established it’s nich by producing Belgian Abby style ales. Back then very very few North American’s were making bottled conditioned beers. Today they are everywhere but Unibroue lead the way.

On Wednsday January 14th 6:00pm we will meet at Suite 100 where once again Chef Kelly will work his magic. Pricing will be $60.00 per person. Reservations may be made by calling 907 677 9050 or by emailing mike@anchoragewinehouse.com.

Menu

Meet & Greet

Unibroue Blanche De Chambly

1st Course

Unibroue Ephemere Apple

Unibroue Ephemere Crannberry

2nd Course

Unibroue Don De Dieu

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

3rd Course

Unibroue Maudite

Unibroue Trois Pistoles

4th Course

Unibroue Terrible

Thank You

Mike McVittie CSW

Wine Manager

Anchorage Wine House

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