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680News wine reviews – February 15–17, 2008 

Malivoire Ladybug Rosé 2006
If you're in the dog house because you forgot the Valentines Day card, find yourself a bottle of Malivoire Ladybug Rosé 2006 at Vintages outlets. She'll love it. For my money it's the best Ontario pink wine that doesn't only look pretty but goes very well with a range of dishes. And at $14.85 a bottle the price is right. The wine is orange-pink in colour with a fragrant bouquet of raspberries. It's medium-bodied, dry with a tangerine and raspberry flavour and just a hint of green pepper from the Cabernet Franc that dominates the blend. You can match this wine with fish dishes or white meats. And it's delicious with onion soup. That's Malivoire Ladybug Rosé 2006 from Ontario, only at Vintages outlets. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler.
($14.85, Vintages #591313)

De Bortoli Deen Vat 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
There's so much Shiraz pouring in from Australia these days that we tend to forget the Aussies do make other red wines. And notably, Cabernet Sauvignon. Coonawarra in South Australia with its rust-coloured soil is acknowledged as the best growing region for this Bordeaux variety. A good example – at a very reasonable price – is De Bortoli Deen Vat 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004. The wine is deeply coloured with an oaky, spicy blackcurrant nose. It's full-bodied with mouth-filling flavours of plums and chocolate and has good length. It costs $15.85 at the LCBO. Try it with steak or lamb chops. That's De Bortoli Deen Vat 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 from Australia. If you missed it check it out on 680News.com and click on my link. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler.
($15.85, LCBO #17467)

 

 

 

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