Wine Picks LCBO Vintages Release Nov 9th, 2019

The LCBO Vintages release for Nov 9th, 2019 is gearing up for the holiday season with more and more premium wines on offer.  Here are few good value gems you may not want to miss.

Good Bets Under $35

375 mL  bottle   |   VINTAGES#:  341024    Ontario, Canada      $19.95

 

 

South Australia, Australia  750 mL  bottle   |   VINTAGES#:  662775  $17.95

 

 

Tuscany, Italy  750 mL  bottle   |   VINTAGES#:  964221  $29.95  Score 92

 

Looking to go a bit upscale?  This entry level wine from a renown Super Tuscan producer got a 92 score from  Monica Larner of robertparker.com.  2017 was a very dry year that led to highly concentrated fruit.  Winemaker’s notes say  ‘A pleasant bouquet of ripe red fruits and spices is sustained on the palate by crisp acidity and an open, enveloping tannic structure.”

 

Roussillon, France 750 mL  bottle   |   VINTAGES#:  643239  $26.95

 

This is a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 5% Carignan and Mourvedre.  Jeb Dunnock of jebdunnock.com gave this a score of 95 describing ‘fabulous blackberry, currants, crushed rocks and violets’.  He also says ‘screaming value’; ‘rich, voluptuous and sexy’.  Should drink well for another 10 years so you might want to grab a few.

 

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Click on the wine name above 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.

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