Category Archives: Wines of the Week

Wine of the Week for December 5, 2019

Cyan de Matarromera Prestigio 2006 (Toro, Spain) ($24.95, Vintages #11133) Deep purple in colour; cedary, spicy, black fruits, vanilla and tobacco nose with a smoky note; full-bodied, dry, rich and full on the palate with savoury plum, dark chocolate and licorice … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 748: Rosewood

Tasted wines from Rosewood Estates Winery and Meadery in Beamsville:

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Wines of the Week for November 27, 2019

Ego Bodegas El Goru 2018 (Jumilla, Spain – $13.95, Vintages #443945) A true bargain! A blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Deep ruby in colour; spicy, toasty, lightly smoky nose of baked plums; medium to full-bodied, dry. Spicy and … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for October 24, 2019

Xavier Vignon Côtes du Rhône 2017 Deep purple colour; cedary, floral nose of blackberries with vanilla oak notes; medium to full-bodied, dry, richly extracted mulberry flavour with balancing acidity. Better than the 2016 vintage, which I rated 89. Great value … Continue reading

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Wine of the Week for October 17, 2019

Inniskillin Pinot Noir Montague Vineyard 2016 (Four Mile Creek, Niagara – $30.95, LCBO #997353 and in Wine Rack outlets): Bright ruby in colour; black raspberry and beetroot bouquet lifted with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, beautifully balanced with a ripe … Continue reading

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