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Wine of the Week for September 19, 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 … Continue reading

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

Tasted a range of Trail Estate wines from Prince County.

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Wine of the Week for September 12, 2019

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for August 29, 2019

Toro Bravo White 2018 (Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc) (From La Mancha, Spain – $7.95, LCBO #10711) Palest lime in colour; very slightly smoky, grassy nose of ripe apple-lemon; medium-bodied, lemony, green plum and green fig flavours with tangy acidity. Tart but … Continue reading

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