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The pinnacle of pairings

by Hinckley Yachts 15 May 02:55 PDT
From left: DuMol, a Russian River standout; sunset cruising; Perrier-Jouet Brut Rosé champagne is the ideal Sport Boat pairing. © Hinckley Yachts

Hinckleys and Vino? Yes! Wine expert Mark Oldman riffs on the power of performance.

Sport Boat 40X + Top Rose Champagne

The 40X and a top rosé Champagne are birds of a feather: both stylish bastions of good taste while also undeniably primed for fun. Their luxurious auras belie their ability to generate goosebumps in the enthusiast. Like the 40X's formidable acceleration and agile handling, rosé Champagne's rushing bubbles, blushing color, and South of France vibe are a ticket to the most memorable of sunsets.

Mark's Picks: Perrier-Jouet Brut Rosé Champagne Belle Epoque, Fleur de Miraval Brut Rosé Champagne ER1, Delamotte Brut Rosé Champagne

The Hinckley 35 + Top Russian River Pinot Noir

Like the Hinckley 35's ability to balance the classic look of a picnic boat with the performance of modern outboards, a top Pinot Noir from Sonoma's Russian River Valley achieves its own pleasing equipoise. It shows both classic Pinot characteristics—an unmistakably juicy, cherry-savory quality—balanced with the power and intensity that comes from grapes grown in California sunshine.

Mark's picks: Benovia, DuMOL, Williams Selyem

Talaria 57 + Château d'Yquem, in Magnum

Like the Talaria 57I, Château d'Yquem is a universally acknowledged pinnacle of its kind, a bewitchingly ambrosial dessert wine lusted over by connoisseurs around the world. In a magnum bottle (or larger), the wine satisfies the desire animating every Talaria owner: the desire for more—more exquisiteness, more intensity, more space to entertain friends and create memories of a lifetime.

Mark's pick: Château d'Yquem

Picnic Boat 40s + First-growth Bordeaux

With its swooping lines and use of varnished teak, the Picnic Boat is a classic, timeless design that is often imitated but never duplicated. Similarly, a first-grown Bordeaux is the world's template for a red wine blend, with its elegant medium-to-full weight and notes of blackcurrants, tobacco leaf, and graphite. Lest you think these icons are just about style, both the boat and the wine benefit from cutting-edge technology, be it the boat's ultra-maneuverable JetStick steering or the wine's use of gravity-feed vats during production.

Mark's picks: Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Haut-Brion, Château Margaux

Store it: Customized onboard entertaining

Yachting is synonymous with entertaining family and friends, and Hinckleys are built with this in mind. Custom wine, spirit, and beer storage is catered to owner preferences. Whether onboard guests are rosé-all-day types, or connoisseurs of high-end bourbon or tequila, Hinckley crafstmen will build storage and presentation areas exactly to taste. All you have to do? Toast another unforgettable sunset.

About Mark Oldman: One of the country's most popular wine experts, Mark Oldman is an award-winning author, renowned speaker, and founder of Bevinars, which provides virtual wine tastings with a potent blend of entertainment, style, and humor.

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