Category Archives: Wines of the Week

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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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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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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Wine of the Week for August 15, 2019

Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Central Victoria, Australia) Deep ruby in colour; cedary, lightly floral, blackcurrant bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, savoury, plum and blackcurrant flavours carried on lively acidity. Well-structured, with ripe tannins. Great with steak. (89) (LCBO #602615, $18.95)

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Wine of the Week for July 30, 2019

Terredavino Barbera d’Asti 2017 DOCG (Piedmont) ($11.90, LCBO new non-Vintages release #629840) Deep ruby colour; faintly cedary, cherry nose; medium-bodied, dry, very elegant for the price; well-balanced, tobacco, red plum and cherry flavours with a fine mouth-feel. Has 13% alcohol … Continue reading

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