We have six new products releasing at the LCBO this weekend:
Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2019 +79798 $20.95
Beautiful deep violet colour with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry and blueberries framed by hints of spices and mint. The wonderful aromas are mirrored on the palate and they are joined by ripe plum fruit and notes of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of mint on the finish. This is a ripe and rich style of wine with long velvety finish. 94% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot
93 Pts – Tim Atkin, MW, Argentina Report 2021
“Great value from Susana Balbo, Gustavo Bertagna and Edy del Popolo, this cuvée of Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot all comes from Paraje Altamira. Firmer and a little more sinewy than some wines in the bodega’s range, it has masses of colour and flavours of fennel, tapenade and blackberry and a refreshing, chalky finish. 2023-32.”
Wakefield Estate Chardonnay Clare Valley Padthaway 2020 +711556 $16.95
Luscious flavours of white peach, citrus and tropical fruit overlaying toasted cashew and creamy nuances from fine French oak.
92 Pts – Australian Wine Showcase Awards 2021
Pierre Sparr Cremant Brut Reserve NV +388603 $19.95
Light yellow colour with green reflections and fine, glittering pearl beads. The nose offers aromas of Galia-melon, sweet woodruff and dried mango, with minerals and hints of nuts. The soft sparkling leaves a pleasant feeling on the palate, accompanied by a racy, powerful body and crispy, lemony acidity that brings freshness to this Crémant. With time in the glass, it opens further to a complex sparkling brut, finishing with a long aftertaste. 80% Pinot Blanc, 20% Pinot Auxerrois
Food pairing: fine little canapés, fresh grilled shellfish, smoked fish. Desserts.
92 Pts & Silver – International Wine Challenge 2021
“Floral blossom notes with crisp green apple and a fresh citrusy finish adding some vibrancy”
Tenuta Rocca Barolo del Comune di Serralunga 2016 +154591 $56.95
Brilliant, garnet red, good intensity, with slight garnet/orange highlights. Ethereal, intense and persistent, with scents of violet, cherry, spices (cinnamon, cloves), vanilla and leather. Dry, warm, with generous body, robust and suitably tannic but not too austere. Smooth, balanced, with an intense and persistent finish characterized by sensations reminiscent of the bouquet. 100% Nebbiolo
92 Pts – Monica Larner, robertparker.com, July 3, 2020
“The Tenuta Rocca 2016 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba is a nice, compact and tight expression of Barolo with pretty accents of wild berry, sour cherry, licorice and potting soil. The wine is solid and firm in mouthfeel with a good delivery of measured and classic aromas. If you look at the basics of Barolo, this wine has you covered. Fruit is drawn from the Baudana vineyard, which has gorgeous southwest exposures in Serralunga d’Alba. Some 6,000 bottles were released.”
Medici Arte e Concerto Reggiano Lambrusco DOC Dry Organic 2020 +208967 $20.95
Intensely brilliant ruby red. Intense nuance of fresh red berries, strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Excellent olfactory purity enhanced by intensity and persistence. Dry and fruity, round, fresh, lively and delectably harmonious. Very clean with the perfect balance of acidity and tannins. 100% Lambrusco Salamino
Food pairing: Cured pork meats, such as salami from Felino, mortadella, culatello (salami made of lean ham), raw ham; tortellini and cappelletti (stuffed pasta) in broth, lasagne, tagliatelle pasta with meat sauce, tortelli stuffed with pumpkin and spices.
3 Glasses – Gambero Rosso 2022
Bersano Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi 2020 +999979 $19.95
Bright straw yellow colour with greenish hues. The bouquet is characteristic and fragrant, with hints of pineapple and peach, and a note of apricot. Rich and full in the mouth with a long fruity and persistent aftertaste. 100% Cortese
Food pairing: Excellent for an aperitif, recommended with hors d’oeuvre, shellfish and fish dishes in general. Very appreciated with Japanese sushi and sashimi.
90 Pts – Luca Maroni, July 7, 2021
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