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680 NEWS wine reviews – April 21–23, 2006 

René Barbier Tempranillo Merlot 2004 (Spain)
In my constant quest for wallet-friendly wines that you can actually drink, I came across an interesting product from Spain that sells at the LCBO for $8.95. It's René Barbier Tempranillo Merlot 2004. This blend of Tempranillo and Merlot is light purple in colour with a fruity, plummy nose; it's medium-bodied and dry with well-extracted fruit. As you'd expect from the price, it's a simple, easy-drinking wine but well structured. The kind of wine that you have with a ham sandwich or pizza. That's René Barbier Tempranillo Merlot 2004 2000 from Spain. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. (LCBO #640193)

Pelee Island Gewürztraminer 2004 (Ontario)
Gewürztraminer may be hard to pronounce, but it's the most fragrant of grapes. Once tasted, never forgotten. Its natural home is Alsace but we grow this aromatic grape in Ontario too. Pelee Island made a lovely Gewürztraminer in 2004 that shows true varietal character. It has a spicy, lychee nose; it's medium-bodied and aromatic with a touch of sweetness that reminds you of rose water. It costs $14.95 and is the kind of wine that goes well with highly spiced dishes like Thai food or Chinese. That's Pelee Island Gewürztraminer 2004 from Ontario. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. (LCBO #622050)

 

 

 

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