This crowd pleaser is a blend of 55% Cabernet (both), 36% Merlot and the remainder Pinot Noir and Syrah. Mid-weight, it has an intense perfume of raspberry, blackberry, cassis, herbs, vanilla, spice and smoke. The palate is soft with fresh acid and medium length.
Medium ruby colour with a herbal, earthy, cherry nose and just a hint of oak; medium-bodied with meatiness in mid-palate and a dry and savoury plum flavour. Classic Ontario Gamay.
Bright and assertive aromas suggesting cinnamon, sultana, candied orange peel, caramel and tamarind. Dry, spicy and warm in the mouth with caramel, toffee, marmalade and some spicy wood notes. Can be sipped neat, but try in a Jamaican Mule: 1 part Appleton Estate Signature Blend, three lime wedges, two parts Fever-Tree ginger beer and a dash of Angostura bitters. Squeeze the limes into a highball glass and muddle. Add ice and build remaining ingredients into the glass. Stir.
Offers an interesting interplay between typical Pinot Grigio green apple characteristics and cherry/cranberry notes with a nice touch of mineral and appetizing acidity. Drink as an aperitif or with lighter seafood, salads and antipasto.
Aromatic ripe grapefruit, tropical fruit and intriguing spicy notes give way to bright flavours of stone fruit with hints of pear and citrus in the mouth. Supported by characteristic brisk acidity and minerality, this very distinctive wine finishes dry and crisply clean.
The second wine of Château Calon Ségur, from a good year. Deep purple-red. The outgoing nose is mostly cassis, with vanilla, tobacco and pencil lead. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with cherries and dark fruits like plums and prunes. The tannins are smoothing but still erect, giving a drying effect which will disappear with more time.
Recently released in select markets, Woodford Reserve’s rye doesn’t sway from the brand’s trademark delicacy and balance. Intricate on the nose with fresh peaches and mint, orange peel, vanilla roiboos and hints of dusty silo. Engaging in the mouth, tasting of honeyed granola, sweet tea and dark chocolate and a long, methol-spiked finish fading sweet to dry and back again. An exceptionally pretty whiskey.