Wines of the Week for May 9, 2019


Gérard Bertrand La Clape Syrah Carignan Mourvèdre 2016 (Languedoc, $19.95, Vintages #370262): Dense purple colour; cedary, spicy, herbal , blackberry nose with notes of pepper; medium to full-bodied, dry and savoury, firmly structured with black olive and black plum flavours, finishing on seductive ripe tannins. (90)

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay 2017 (Sonoma, $19.95, Vintages #369686): Golden straw in colour; spicy, toasty, peach and mango nose; medium to full-bodied; ripe orchard fruit flavours with a note of pineapple; a touch of butterscotch sweetness in mid-palate. (90)

Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 (Sonoma, $24.95, #657940): Deep ruby colour; spicy, smoky, black raspberry nose with an oaky note; full-bodied, dry, ripe strawberry and plum flavours with vanilla oak spice; juicy and ripe. (90)

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