Tag Archives: Chateau des Charmes

680 NEWS wine reviews, July 13–15, 2018

Château des Charmes Aligoté 2017 Aligoté is a grape grown in Burgundy but it’s overshadowed by its more glamourous sister – the ubiquitous Chardonnay. To my knowledge the only winery in Canada that grows Aligoté is Château des Charmes in … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 698: New Notes

Latest tasting notes. Cipes Blanc de Blanc 2012 (Okanagan Valley – 100% Chardonnay: $46): pale straw colour; active mousse; minerally nose of apples and brioche; light-bodied, dry on the palate with a suggestion of toast and honey and apple and … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, June 15–17, 2018

Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Carmenère 2015 Chile’s vineyards were originally planted in the 1850s with Bordeaux varieties – among them was Carmenère. For 150 years Chilean growers thought they had a clone of Merlot in their vineyards. DNA testing proved it … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 694: County in the City

These are the wines I tasted this week (not counting the 56 sampled at the Vintages release tasting on Friday and 20 at the Prince Edward County tasting in Toronto on Thursday). William Hill Chardonnay 2016 (California North Coast – … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews – January 5–7, 2018

Château des Charmes Vidal Icewine 2016 This is Icewine weather and one of the best Ontario Icewines I’ve sampled from last year’s vintage is Château des Charmes Vidal Icewine 2016. Old gold in colour, it has a rich, spicy bouquet … Continue reading

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