680 NEWS wine reviews – March 16–18, 2018

Bastide Milaflors Syrah Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2015
If you want to impress the wine lover in your life, pick up a bottle of Bastide Miraflors Syrah Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2015 from France’s Midi region. It’s available at Vintages for $19.95 a bottle. Dense purple in colour, its nose is a cornucopia of blackcurrant, plum and cherry aromas. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with cedary, black fruit flavours with notes of smoked meat and dark chocolate. This wine cries out for pepper steak. That’s Bastide Milaflors Syrah Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2015 from France at Vintages outlets. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($19.95, Vintages #320499) (89)

Boutari Moschofilero 2016
I’m a great fan of Greek white wines, especially the aromatic Moschofilero grape. Currently on the LCBO’s general list is Boutari Moschofilero 2016. Light straw in colour, this fragrant wine has a bouquet of orange blossom and musk melon. Medium-light in body, it presents a dry flavour of green melon with tangy, lemony acidity which gives the wine a long, lingering finish. It costs $12.95 a bottle and makes a great aperitif wine before dinner. Or serve it with trout or sea bass. That’s Boutari Moschofilero 2016 from Greece on the LCBO’s general list. For Post City Magazines, I’m Tony Aspler, 680 NEWS. ($12.95, LCBO #172387) (89)

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