Nicholas Pearce presents an under $18 McLaren Vale and pours at the New Australia Tasting.

Try this new LCBO Vintages release and come see us for more exciting new Australian wines at The New Australia Walk-around Tasting on Wednesday, February 1.

Monterra McLaren Vale Shiraz  – $17.95 (Haut McLaren Vale)
VINTAGES#: 477059   |   750 mL bottle
Monterra’s wines are grown at an elevation of 350m – just shy of the highest hills at Ontario’s Mount St. Louis Moonstone ski resort – which is why the producer calls them ‘wines from way up.’ This Shiraz won the high honour of a Gold Medal at the 2016 China Wine & Spirits Awards. Expect blackberry pie and sweet milk chocolate flavours.

“This sustainably produced McLaren Vale shiraz offers an engaging nose with both floral and smoky cedar notes. A compelling wine with a great deal of flavour and regional character for the price. Friendly with some heat on the palate but relativey dry and quite authentic. Bold and ripe but not jammy and offering solid complexity. Enjoyable now but can hold for 3-4 years due to an impressive structural component. Tasted January 2017.”

The New Australia Walk-around Tasting
It’s time to rethink what you know (or think you know) about Australian wine. Turn your notion of the wine scene Down Under upside down as you taste more than 70 wines from far-flung regions across the continent – including new finds available here for the first time – at the first-ever Vintages event in the refurbished Maple Leaf Gardens.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in the historic| Maple Leaf Gardens 50 Carlton St., Toronto
Walk-around Tasting: 6:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Ticket price: $ 95 per person

Click here for more details, including a list of wines to be poured.

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