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680 NEWS wine reviews – August 25–27, 2006 

Wolf Blass Bilyara Reserve
I have seen the future and it's Wolf Blass Bilyara Reserve Chardonnay 2005 from Australia. The wine comes in a plastic bottle and we in Ontario are the first market in the world to get it. The P.E.T. bottle (short for polyethylene terephthalate) is a plastic resin and a form of polyester, half the weight of glass. It's shatter-proof and is fully recyclable. These P.E.T bottles can be recycled as polar fleece lining, carpeting, T-shirt fabric, fibrefill for sleeping bags, winter coats, and automotive parts. But it's what's inside the container for $14.95 that matters. Wolf Blass Bilyara Reserve Chardonnay 2005 is light and fresh with a clean pineapple and lemon flavour and a hint of residual sweetness and obvious oak. For Post City magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($14.95, LCBO #8128)

Torres De Casta Rosado 2005
High summer is the time for rosé and recently I came across one of the best rosés I've tasted priced in the $11 price range. It's Torres De Casta Roasado 2005 from Spain's Penedes region. The wine is cherry coloured with a lively red berry bouquet; it's full on the palate with cherry and pomegranate flavours. A hint of residual sugar balances nicely with the wine's natural acidity. It's the kind of refreshing wine that will go well cold meat dishes or paella and it's good value at $11.05 a bottle. That's Torres De Casta Roasado 2005 from Spain's Penedes region. For Post City magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($11.05, LCBO #619916)

 

 

 

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