Hold on to your hats, folks! This delicious Vintage Port is only $30 in the Ontario market! It is black in colour with prunes, raisins, violets and cocoa. Soft, round and accessible, it is ready to drink now or over the next 5 years.
Mostly Carménère with some CS and a little Merlot, this spent only a short time in French oak, but has the spicy aromas and flavour from that experience. Deep plum red with generous nose of blueberries, green pepper, herbs and coffee. Full-bodied, with chocolate cherries on the palate. I had mine with burgers, but it deserves a grilled ribeye.
Lively fresh cherry, strawberry, peaches, apricots, red currant and citrus flavours with dancing bubbles and an uplifting, vibrant dry finish. Will pair with just about anything and excellent with fried foods. A blend of predominantly Pinot Noir with Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay.
If you’re looking for something different from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, try this wine. Made from the Arinto grapes, it has a nose that reminded me of an aged Hunter Valley Sémillon — slightly oily with an apple purée note. The flavour is dry, lemony and resiny with a long finish.
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.
Deep plum-red with fine suspended particles. Aromas of smoke, cherries, caramel, pepper and black liquorice. Full-bodied and muscular, with concentrated black cherry flavours over a woody soft tannin structure. Needs a couple more years.