Wine of the Week for September 19, 2019

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Bouchard Père et Fils Mâcon-Lugny St. Pierre 2018 (Burgundy)
($21.95, LCBO #51573)
Bright, pale straw in colour; minerally, lemon and green apple nose; medium-bodied, ripe apple and pear flavours carried on brisk citrus acidity. Great value and a versatile food wine. (89)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 740: On the Trail in the County

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Trail Estate wines

Tasted a range of Trail Estate wines from Prince County. Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for September 12, 2019

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Les Vignerons du Castelas Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017 (Rhône)
A serviceable blend of 50% White Grenache, 30% Roussanne, 20% Clairette. Shining white gold colour; minerally, lemony nose with a note of white blossoms; medium to full-bodied, dry, elegant, grapefruit and pear flavours. Great value. (90)
($15.95, Vintages #142125)

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Wine of the Week for September 5, 2019

Château La Pirouette 2016 (Bordeaux)
Deep ruby in colour; cedary, ripe plum bouquet with oak spice and a light floral grace note; medium-bodied, dry, bright, gently savoury flavours of ripe plum and cherry and milk chocolate. Well-balanced, nicely structured and quite forward with ripe tannins. Drinking well now but will reward a couple of years’ cellaring. This tasty Medoc is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot has 13% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. (90 points) BEST BUY ($23.95, Vintages #644799)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, Part 739: A Big Tasting Week… in Germany

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For four days I was in Wiesbaden to attend the annual VDP. Grosses Gewächs tasting. On two days of tasting the wines from the 2018 vintage managed to sample 211 (out of 425). I concentrated on the first day on Spätburgunder from Württemburrg, Ahr, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden; on the second, on Riesling from Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Rheingau, Mittelrhein, Nahe, Rheinhessen, Pfalz, Baden and Franken. Continue reading

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