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LCBO Vintages Saturday September 3

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Here’s an opportunity to grab some primo local wines at the September 3rd release. And a cuddly winter red from South Africa.

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JACKSON-TRIGGS 09 ‘SILVER SERIES’ GEWURZTRAMINER, VQA Niagara
247767 $19.95
Jackson-Triggs attempt at a dry, rich style Gewurz is a huge success. It’s an exciting wine because the three elements – flavour, richness and freshness are all playing equally well. Working the tune like a jazz trio. Impossible to drink this wine and not feel happy.

RED
HENRY OF PELHAM 09 BACO NOIR RESERVE, VQA Ontario
461699 $24.95 (see yesterday’s post)

FAMILYHENRY OF PELHAM 09 FAMILY TREE RED, VQA Niagara 247882 $18.95
Medium-bodied, multi-grape blend with bright flavours and lots of vitality. Cheerful and very gulpable. Very bistro. Nice peppery flavours from the Syrah in the blend.

rosewoodROSEWOOD 09 PINOT NOIR, VQA Twenty Mile Bench 112177 $20
Delish with very bright, natural flavours. Drinking beautifully now. A rare good value in local Pinot. Get lots.

LaileyLAILEY 09 PINOT NOIR, VQA Niagara 591404 $25
I always enjoy the frank, ‘drink me’ quality of Lailey Pinot. And they don’t over charge.

lambershoekLAMMERSHOEK 06 ROULETTE, Swartland, South Africa 58164 $23.95
Super-rich, warming lush version of Chateauneuf du Pape. Will be a wonderful winter night companion.

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