169 Hopedale Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4K 3N1, Canada
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BON COURAGE ESTATE Novare Trophy Top 10-year Achievement Award Robertson
Novare Trophy Top SA Terroir Wine Estate
2015 Sauvignon Blanc Special Price: $12.49 750ml $14.99
❖ inviting gooseberry and citrus nose precedes intense tropical fruit palate of this classy unoaked Sauvignon Blanc. Very good balance and length; a superb match with seafood, salmon, and especially goat cheese, asparagus.
John Platter’s Wine Guide 3 ½ Stars, Good Value
2012 Shiraz Special Price: $13.99 750ml $18.50
❖ opaque purple colour opens your sensory experience of this seductive wine. Nose and palate show tantalizing notes of blueberry, white pepper and French oak (12-15 months), all combining in a powerful and intense wine of quality with a melted chocolate texture and a long finish. Great with grilled red meats, Mediterranean dishes and strong cheeses. Will totally wipe out any Shiraz in this price category!! You can bet on it!!!
2014 Gewurztraminer Dry Special Price: $12.49, 750ml $14.99
❖ pale green colour, intense litchi and rose petal nose with hints of fruity Muscat, although 100% Gewurztraminer. Very Alsatian in style. Attractive and dry, and ideal as an aperitif or with Asian cuisine.
ROOIBERG WINERY Vinkrivier, Robertson
Top Value Brands of Year – Wine & Spirits; “Outstanding Wine Bargains” declared by Robert Parker.
Previous Gold-Michelangelo Int’l Competition
2014 Sauvignon Blanc Special Price: $10.95 750ml $11.95
❖ winery’s name literally translates as Red Hill, after the mountain overlooking the vineyard. Fruity gooseberry nose, good crisp palate, attractive fruit/acid balance. Lovely citrus tones. Best with salmon, goat cheese, grilled chicken, fresh salads.
Silver-Michelangelo Int’l Competition
2013 Shiraz Special Price: $11.85 750ml $12.85
❖ deep translucent garnet colour. Smoky, plum nose with luscious sweet mulberry and oak back-up. Velvety thick and viscous plum jam on palate; typical Shiraz smokiness & cedar building to a finely tannic finish. Lingers like a Rioja with lovely coconut, sweet oak, plummy mulberries boomeranging back. Great with grilled red meats, Mediterranean dishes and cheeses.
Veritas-Bronze Medal, Silver-Michelangelo Int’l Competition
2014 Chardonnay Special Price: $10.95 750ml $11.95
❖ this vibrant and elegant Chardonnay is gently oaked with French oak staves. It reveals lilting peach blossom and pear-drop aromas, with fresh apple and citrus notes and lingering buttery tones on the aftertaste. Best with white meats, fish with creamy sauce, or on its own.
VERGENOEGD WINE ESTATE Stellenbosch
2006 Terrace Bay Special Price: $15.50 750ml $17.25
❖ Vergenoegd is one of Stellenbosch’s oldest farms, owned by the Faure family since 1820. Famous for making classic longevity reds & red blends. Reds are aged in French/American barriques for 18 to 24 months and further bottle aging before releases. The philosophy of the cellar master John Faure is “if a wine is not ready to be consumed, then it is not ready to be released.” Terrace Bay – a 5 way red blend : 25% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot, 19% Touriga Nacional, 17% Shiraz & 17% Cabernet Sauvignon. Best Value of the red blends from the estate. Very intriguing blends; intensive, great concentration, deep lively violet, bouquet of white chocolate with peppery spiciness and a touch of mint. Smooth dry tannins, velvety fruits, coating the palate with a lingering chocolaty aftertaste. Match well with red meats, stews, grilled meats, cheeses.
DARLING CELLARS Darling
2014 Chocoholic Pinotage Silver-Michelangelo Int’l Competition 750ml $12.95
❖ made from vine dried dry farmed bush vine Pinotage grapes in an “Amarone” style. Dense bright and deep colour with notes of roasted coffee on nose. Dampson plum jam and sweet raspberry liqueur flavours on palate with vanilla richness and touches of crème brulee. Full palate of mouth coating richness. Bittersweet chocolate finish with an Amarone fullness 14.8% alc. 12 months in 3rd and 4th fill French oak barrels with heavy toast inner staves. Fantastic wine and superb value.
2012 Felicité Pinot Noir 750ml $14.95
❖ made from Robertson and Hemel and Aarde grapes. Translucent ruby colour. Enticing rich strawberry jam Pinot Noir nose. Perfect rich slightly toasty palate with hints of oak and glove leather rounded out by full bodied jammy strawberry and cherry fruit. Long finish. Gorgeous and a steal at the price. This is a must have Pinot Noir!
ST. MARY'S VINEYARD Coonawarra, South Australia
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Price: $23.85 750ml $26.95
❖ vibrant plum red in colour with a youthful purple rim; concentrated raspberry, blackcurrant character of pure Cabernet aromas complemented by cedary oak influence. Matured in French and American oak for 18 months adding rich, full body and complexity. An erotic palate of ripe Cabernet berry flavours combined with finely grained tannin, lovely lingering dry finish. A great match with game, red meats, grilled steaks. Superb!
2011 Bin 4 Baan Shiraz 750ml $16.99
Previously James Halliday 90, Stephen Tanzer 88,
❖ a dark and juicy Oz Red, made of predominantly Shiraz (95%) & a 5% Merlot, grown on the hills south east of Mclaren Vale. Medium ruby, scents of roast coffee, complement fruit aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and plum. Sweet cherry and red plum flavours, full and pleasant palate with a soft tannic but firm finish. Versatile, matches well with varieties of foods, yet dedicated the “spicy flavours” of the new Asian (influenced) cuisine.
James Halliday: “A 5 star vineyard; Excellent producer of very high quality wines”
WEINGUT LEOPOLD Schönberg, Kamptal
2012 Grüner Veltliner Klassic Silver Medal -AWC Vienna 750ml $14.95
BODEGAS CARELLI Mendoza
2012 Latitude 34o Malbec Previously Silver Medal Argentina Wine Awards 750ml $12.80
Silver Medal Sommelier Wine Awards, UK
❖ vivid ruby colour, nose redolent of cherries and intriguing floral exotic lily perfume, spicy notes on the palate along with ripe plum and berry flavours, good structure and fruit, soft tannins, medium length, drinks well now or can cellar for a few years. Matches well with pasta with red sauce, red meat, or Chinese food.
2011 Latitude 34o Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml $12.80
JEAN GEILER Ingersheim, Alsace
2013 Gewurztraminer Gold Medal – Médaille d’Or Macon 750ml $17.99
❖ intense aromatic nose of exotic rose petals and tropical litchi expands to full-bodied palate of same plus myriad of musky ripe tropical fruits. It is a blockbuster Gewurztraminer. Finishes completely dry but shows the classic spicy and aromatic honey and fruit salad profile this grape is famous for. A must with spicy dishes, Indian or Thai food.
FATTORIA il PALAGIO Chianti Classico, Tuscany
2012 Chianti Classico DOCG 750ml $17.88
❖ deep opaque garnet colour. The nose is very typical of Chianti Classico with violet overtones. Lovely sweet vanilla and dense plum jam with ripe red cherry overtones. The full robust and velvety palate follows through with more ripe cherry Sangiovese flavours. 12 months in barrique. A great Chianti Classico at a superb price
CANTINE FRANCESCO MININI Verolanuova, Veneto
2014 Pinot Grigio IGT delle Venezie 750ml $11.45
❖ a premium Grigio from the heart of Veneto region. Pale yellow with green reflections. The nose shows vinous fruity, green apples and hints of quince. Lovely round and deep flavours for a wine in this price category. Refreshing with pleasant acidity. Good length. Great Value. Drinks well chilled with fish, white meats, oriental & fresh cheeses.
2012 “Audax” Pinot Noir IGT delle Venezie 750ml $13.98
❖ 100% Pinot Noir (or Pinot Nero). bright ruby colour precedes aromas of ripe cherries, red fruits and floral sweet spicy notes. Balanced palate with smooth tannins. Medium to full body. Fabulous quality for this price!! Best with pork tenderloin, veal, mushrooms.
CANTINE CARUSO MININI Marsala, Sicily
Silver – Mundus Vini, 92-Veronelli, 4 stars-Vini Buoni d’Italia
2012 “Sachia” Perricone IGT Terre Siciliane 750ml $13.85
❖ 100% Perricone from western Sicily , Medium deep purple almost opaque colour. Youthful grapy plummy nose with hints of violets and roses. Fruity plummy brambleberry palate with a creamy cherry yoghurt texture.medium length with soft tannins and a tart cherry finish. Unoaked and very approachable.
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014: Bronze
Guida ai Vini Siciliani 2014 - Giornale di Sicilia: 4 Stelle
Bibenda 2014: 3 grappoli
2013 “Corte Ferro” Zibibbo IGT Terre Siciliane 750ml $13.85
❖ 100% Zibibbo varietal which is identical to Muscat d”Alexandrie. Pale greenish straw colour with a grapy delightful muscat floral nose. The palate is reminiscent of fresh muscat grape, with wafts of sweet smelling roses and litchies with a quaffable dry and crisp mouthfeel. Completely unoaked. Pleasant persistent finish. Perfect as an aperitif, with asparagus and smoked meats, fish, and aged cheeses or gorgonzola.
VILLA DEGLI OLMI Veneto
88 points Interantional Wine Report
NV DOC Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry Silver-Mundus Vini, Gold-Berliner Wein Trophy 750ml $13.95