Four wines you might not want to miss from the LCBO Vintages Release July 20, 2019.
I am going to switch things up a bit now that I am now able to review and rate wines from a curated sample of some 60 + wines from each LCBO Vintages release. (See below on how to sign up to receive my full reviews in your in-basket a few days prior to the release.)
I will highlight a few ‘Good Bets’ in the release under $35 dollars, that were not made available for tasting, that you may not want to miss.
Click on the wine name to link to that product on the LCBO site so you can read the full review and check for availability. To find that wine in your area just click on the Select Store button on the right margin. A dialogue box will come up. Add your postal code to get a list of stores closest to you that have it in stock.
Or you can now order LCBO products on-line . Of late LCBO have indicated all release wines are available for on-line ordering.
Wakefield Clare Valley Estate Chardonnay 2017 Clare Valley, South Australia #: 711556 $16.95
Why? Good producer; Gold Medal winner and Best of Show Australia White – Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2018; Gold China Wine & Spirits award… and …. Look at the price!!
Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvèdre 2016 Barossa Australia,
Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre #: 558692 $24.95 Score 94 by Campbell Mattinson of winecompanion.com.au
The Vine Press can’t say enough good things about this blend – the grenache from 2 vineyards with 60+ and 100+ year old vines. That alone is worth the recommendation. See their full notes here.
Emiliana Coyam 2015 Colchagua Valley, Chile
Syrah Blend #: 63891 $29.95 Score 94 by James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
Consistent 90+ scores around the web on this one. Complex fruit and spices noted with a long, finish.
# 943456 $19.95 Gold Medal 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show.
Vintage notes say it is drinking well now, shows intense black fruit and vanilla and should cellar well for the next decade. Pretty good value proposition there at $19.95!