Category Archives: Wines of the Week

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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Wines of the Week for July 5, 2019

Manissy Tavel Rosé 2018 (Rhone Valley) ($16.90, LCBO new non-Vintages release #234542) Deep salmon pink colour; light minerally nose of wild strawberries; medium to full-bodied, dry, strawberry purée flavour with just a touch of sweetness in mid-palate and a thread … Continue reading

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Wines of the Week for June 6, 2019

Arterra Special Edition Pinot Noir 2016 ($29.95, available at Wine Rack stores) Deep ruby colour; spicy, smoky, tarry nose of black raspberry with vanilla oak notes; medium-bodied, vanilla, black plum and black raspberry flavours; mellow tannins ending on a charred … Continue reading

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