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Robert Mondavi Chardonnay 2015 (Napa Valley; $29.95, Vintages #310409): Light straw in colour; toasty, spicy nose of peach and apple with a forest floor note; medium-bodied, dry, apple, lemon, pear flavours with well-integrated oak: very Burgundian in style, lovely mouth … Continue reading
Wednesday, April 10th: Andrzej Lipinski invited me to a one-on-one tasting at his Big Head winery.
Clos Malverne Le Café Pinotage 2015 Pinotage, South Africa’s signature grape, is a crossing of Burgundy’s Pinot Noir and the Rhône’s Cinsault, first produced in 1925 and originally called Hermitage. An interesting example of the wine made from this grape … Continue reading
Tastings of BC’s CedarCreek and Sperling Vineyards – among other wines. Fattoria di Piazzano Colorino 2015 (Tuscany – $35.95): Opaque purple colour; cedary, spicy, earthy, black cherry bouquet with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, floral, cherry flavour with a … Continue reading
Toro Bravo Tempranillo/Merlot 2017 One of the best buys currently on the LCBO’s general product shelves is Toro Bravo Tempranillo Merlot 2017 from Valencia in Spain. Deep ruby in colour, its spicy bouquet of ripe black fruits fairly leaps out … Continue reading