Profile Wine Group presents eight new wines available this weekend at the LCBO…
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2018
$19.95 | LCBO# 683201
At release, the wine is a dark red with an intense purple hue. Distinct aromas of black cherries and ripe strawberries abound with secondary spice, sweet mocha and cigar box characters evident. Medium to full-bodied with lush red berry, plum and cherry fruit characters. The fruit flavours are balanced by undertones of creamy mocha, spice & subtle savoury characters. The palate has a soft, velvety texture with grainy tannins through the mid-palate and a long, persistence to finish.
95 Pts & Gold – New World Wine Awards 2019
J. Lohr Cuvee Series PAU Red 2015
$78.95 | LCBO# 313585 | Flagship ISD
“The 2015 J. Lohr Cuvée PAU shows savory cassis, black fruits and earthy forest notes on the nose with a classic oily palate of plum, anise and graphite. Open and decant an hour before serving for full expression.” – Steve Peck, Director of Winemaking 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 13% Merlot, 2% Malbec
Food Pairing: Delicious with grilled rosemary lamb chops, garlic mashed potatoes and roasted beets.
“The Right Bank “hommage” from the Cuvee Series delivers the intent of the program – a nod to Bordeaux with a Paso Robles heart. Rich Cabernet Sauvignon character gets a boost of savory joy from its three cousins, with pencil shavings, and a touch of pepper joining blackberry, cassis and fennel. Decant long, or age a few years before going in.” – 94 Pts, Rich Cook, winereviewonline.com, June 4, 2019
Vigneti del Salento I Muri Primitivo 2018
$13.95 | LCBO# 569970
Intense ruby red colour with violet reflections. Intense fruity and spicy aromas. Full-bodied, soft, quite tannic and harmonious. Ready to drink.
Food Pairing: excellent with rich first courses and red meat, also goes well with game and medium-seasoned cheeses.
94 Pts, Luca Maroni, August 1, 2019
Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2018
$20.95 | LCBO# 79798
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.
“A red with blackberry and blueberry aromas. Hints of tar. Medium body. Very fine tannins. Shows a pretty, chocolate and hazelnut aftertaste. Drink or hold.” – 93 Pts, James Suckling, April 2, 2020
Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico
Gran Selezione Riserva di Fizzano 2015
$34.95 | LCBO# 699454
Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. The nose is intense with hints of wild berries and a well-balanced spicyness. The taste is warm and properly sapid, with ripe red fruit aromas and a long finish.
“A delicious wine with a tobacco, dark-tea and dried-fruit character. Balsamic and hints of bitter wood, too. Medium to full body, juicy fruit and a savory finish. Drink now.” – 93 Pts, James Suckling, September 11, 2018
Cesari Jema Corvina Veronese IGT 2015
$29.95 | LCBO# 16474
Brightly coloured, purple red. It releases a bouquet of red berries and macerated cherries with slightly toasted overtones and hints of cocoa and coffee. The taste is supple, full and balanced, of excellent length and persistence.
Food Pairing: Well paired with grilled and skewered meats as well as very well-seasoned cheeses.
93 Pts, Luca Maroni, August 8, 2019
Velenosi Querciantica Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi 2019
$16.95 | 16607
Straw yellow with brilliant green reflections. Delicate, but persistent, pleasantly fruity, slight hint of green apple, honey, spices. Pleasant, balanced, persistent, full, tangy with a typical slight bitter aftertaste.
93 Pts, Luca Maroni, August 6, 2020
Bersano Gavi DOCG del Comune di Gavi 2019
$18.95 | LCBO# 999979
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’oevre, shellfish and fish dishes in general. Very appreciated with Japanese sushi and sashimi.
“Attractive lemon and mineral character with hints of dried apricots. It’s medium-bodied, fruity and layered. Some peaches, too. Drink now. – 91 Pts, James Suckling, July 7, 2020
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