This double gold medal‒winning Icewine possesses a brilliant golden colour and intense perfume of honey-soaked peaches, golden raisins, dried apricots and spice. Rich but not heavy, thanks to the fresh acidity. Lingers long.
Light ruby. Earthy, spicy with red berries (mostly raspberry) and fruit stones. Light spicy taste, medium body with a dense fruity core. Tannins turn a bit dry in the finish. Drink over the next 1–2 years on red meat casserole or stew.
From a very windy site at the top of the hill, the grapes for this wine come in with thick, wind-toughened, highly phenolic skins. Cracked stone, lees and pear opens this 1er cru. A bitter herbal pear skin draws fluidly through the round, fresh palate, carrying fennel, lemon verbena and meadow grass. Pear skin bitterness and spiced stoniness on the lengthy finish. Quite a complete, interested and textured wine; drinking well now, or hold for 5+ years.
This 100% estate Chardonnay has a lovely biscuit note on the nose to go with lemon chiffon, fresh citrus, brioche and toasted vanilla. The tiny, vigorous bubbles are persistent in the glass and the sparkler shows bright acidity which gives a lift to the fresh lemon-citrus and green apple flavours.
From an indigenous Sicilian varietal. Clear pale yellow. Faint nose of apple and hazelnuts. Medium-bodied, nicely balanced with a long finish; tastes strongly of pears, with apple and citrus. Drink up.
This new addition to the LCBO general list certainly delivers for its price point! Raspberry, plum, cherry, pepper, dark cocoa, herbs and violets all come together in this easy-drinking red. Suffice to say, with its lingering flavours and soft tannins, pairing with herb-infused pork dishes or pasta in a red sauce is an easy decision.