Tag: Try This Wine

Try This Wine: 2009 Briccotondo Barbera

Ruby-purple with tiny orange tint. Black raspberry, kirsch, licorice, floral – incense and cinnamon – nutmeg – summer truffles. Medium bodied and juicy with lively freshness and silky tannins, 13.5% alcohol providing warmth, for the soul, palate and tummy.

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Try This Wine: 2009 Signargues ‘La Granacha’

There are rumours going around Toronto that the sun might once again shine upon Upper Canada. So, if and when we might see it set and the province’s loyal subjects toast our Dominion-giving Queen Victoria this weekend, we might want a reasonably priced big red wine for later-night, after dinner sipping.

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Try These Wines: Zoltan’s Picks

Made from 100% Savagnin grapes. Deep straw yellow. Grilled apples, sour lemon, dried peaches, spicy yeast, nutty, summer hay, soft leather (!) and musk aromas. There’s a wild edge to it, yet truly delicious and different. Light and fresh with 14.5 % alcohol adding pleasant volatility to the bouquet, yet not even noticeable over the palate. Hate to compare, but it does remind me of dry Sherry, gets its similar character due to the fact of being matured in barrels under a film of yeast.

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Try This Wine: Sigalas Assyrtico

I was shocked by the greatness of the 2006 vintage, so intense and with mind-blowing extract, mineral with extraordinary structure, brilliant acidity and overall complexity. Aromas and flavours of lime, apples, stone fruit and even spicy floral nuances, but what struck me was the textural strength and vividness, almost salty mineral and brisk acid composure of the wine.

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Try This Wine: 2009 Shingleback Haycutters

Surely if we start drinking patio wines now, then the sun will cooperate and dry-out our soggy province. One such warm evening, aperitif sipper that’s under $20 and part of the massive Australian promotion at the LCBO this month: Shingleback’s 2009 Haycutters Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.

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