Ruby/garnet. Ripe red fruits on the slightly perfumed nose, oak is well dosed. Good freshness and extract, full bodied, a bit compact and one-dimensional at this stage. Excellent buy if you let it sleep for 3 to 5 years.
Blend of 60/40 Cabernet Franc/Merlot from Black Sage Bench yields luscious red fruit and mulberry notes, with approachable tannins and layered depth. Quite complex with a lingering finish.
Tired of Chardonnay? Try this delicious Chenin: Light straw in colour with a minerally, quince and green pear nose; medium-bodied, dry, fresh and lively on the palate with well-balanced lemon and green pear flavours.
Floral and elegant with notes of stone fruit and nuts. Incredibly well balanced and smooth, it glides across the palate finishing warm and seamless. Originally created in 1838 by Augustin Godet as an ultra-dry Cognac to aid digestion, the current generation of Godet brothers produce the spirit from organically grown grapes, without chemicals, pesticides or any artificial additives. Stellar and incredible value compared to so many more expensive cognacs.
The peachy yellow colour heralds the cold cream, mango, apricot, rose, grapefruit and spice. The palate is ripe, round and intense and shows pleasant acidity, which provides relief from any heaviness. The finish is long with a light sweetness. Pick your choice of Asian cuisine to enjoy with this beauty.
Imported and bottled locally in Nova Scotia, this one is a bit shy on the nose, but shows typical Chardonnay fruit profile with distinctive lemon barley-sugar character in the mouth. Clean, well balanced and economical value.
Mid-weight and smooth-drinking, this textbook Franc doles out the cassis, raspberry, herbs, cedar/herbs, pencil shavings, violets and vanilla. Splendid length, fresh acid and fine tannins round out the experience. Pair with a pepper steak or ratatouille.