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680 NEWS wine reviews – June 1–3, 2007 

Delicato King Fish Shiraz 2005
Wines that you want to match with barbecued meat have to have flavour in spades – and they have to be inexpensive. You don't want to be sitting around hickory smoke while you sip Chateau Lafite. So here's a wine that fills the bill on both accounts. First of all, it costs $10.15 a bottle at the LCBO. Second, it delivers flavour. You can tell by the purple colour that it has good extract. The bouquet of vanilla and blueberry jam confirms it. The wine is medium- to full-bodied, fruit forward with sweet, soft blackberry and raspberry flavours. Very easy drinking. And what is it? Delicato King Fish Shiraz 2005 from California. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($10.15, LCBO #622845)

Hillebrand Trius Riesling Dry 2005
At this year's Ontario Wine Awards, the gold medal for the best Off-Dry Riesling went to Hillebrand's Trius Riesling 2005. I've said this before and I'll say it again, that Riesling is consistently the best wine that Ontario vintners make. The Trius Riesling 2005 is pale straw in colour with a bouquet of petrol, minerals and citrus fruits. Don't be put off by the petrol descriptor – that's what Riesling is meant to smell like as it ages. The wine is medium-bodied with a dry, rich lime flavour and a light floral note – a lovely wine that lingers on the palate. The price: $14.15 a bottle at the LCBO. Try it with pork loin or grilled scallops. That's Hillebrand Trius Riesling 2005 from Ontario. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($14.15, LCBO #303792)

 

 

 

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