Tag Archives: Tony Aspler

680 NEWS wine reviews, August 17–19, 2018

Robert Oatley Signature Series Chardonnay 2016 The Late Robert Oatley founded the winery that bears his name in 2006 in Australia’s Margaret River Region. To honor his memory his children created a series of Signature wines in his name. Currently … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, August 10–12, 2018

Mont Gravet Colombard 2017 The Colombard grape is one of the varieties they use in the Charentes and Gascony regions to distil into Cognac and Armagnac, but some growers in Gascony use it for table wine. Recently released in Vintages … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, August 3–5, 2018

Dachshund Pinot Grigio 2017 I’m not a great fan of Pinot Grigio, but here’s one on the LCBO’s general product list that surprised me: It comes from Germany’s Rheinhessen region: Dachshund Pinot Grigio 2017, produced by the Moselland company. Light … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, July 27–29, 2018

Château Loumelat Cuvée JJ Lesgourges 2015 Today’s wine recommendation is a red Bordeaux from the Côte de Blaye region at a great price: Château Loumelat Cuvée JJ Lesgourges 2015. It costs $16.95 a bottle at Vintages outlets. Deep ruby in … Continue reading

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680 NEWS wine reviews, July 20–22, 2018

Ortas Prestige Rasteau 2013 Ever on the look-out for great BBQ wines, recently I came across a wine from the southern Rhône called Ortas Prestige Rasteau 2013. Traditionally a blend of 50% Grenache Noir, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre, this … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 702: Versado

Wines tasted this week: Black Hills Carmenère 2016 (Southern Okanagan): deep purple colour; savoury, herbal nose of blackcurrants; medium-bodied, dry, blackcurrant flavour carried on lively acidity. (89) Franciscan Estate Chardonnay 2015 (Napa Valley, $25.95): Bright straw in colour; buttery, toasty … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Dairy, part 701: Great Tasting Week

Monday, July 9th: Tasted CedarCreek Meritage 2015 from the Okanagan: dense purple in colour with a cedary, blackcurrant and blueberry nose; medium-bodied, dry, fruity, blueberry flavour with a light floral note; beautifully balanced and long on finish. Tuesday, July 10th: … Continue reading

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