A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 897: Another Relatively Quiet Wine Week

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Silk & Spice Spice Road (Portugal, $15.95, LCBO #34465)
A blend of Alicante Bouschet, Shiraz, and Touriga Nacional. Dense purple in colour; spicy, cedary, mulberry bouquet; full-bodied, ripe black fruit flavours with a residual mocha sweetness on the finish. Great value. (89)

OTU Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (New Zealand, Vintages #17548, $28.95)
Bright, pale straw in colour; grassy, green pea and gooseberry nose; medium-bodied, crisply dry, with a rich, beautifully balanced flavour of gooseberries and passionfruit. (91)

Also served with dinner this week:

  • Speck Brothers Family Tree The Goat Lady Chardonnay 2022 (Niagara Peninsula)
  • Little Engine Pinot Noir 2018 (Naramata, BC)
  • Wending Home Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (Creek Shores, Niagara)
  • Big Head Malbec 2020 (Niagara)
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