- Malivoire Moira Vineyard Chardonnay 1999
- Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
- Morande Pionero Chardonnay 2000
Malivoire Moira Vineyard Chardonnay 1999 (Niagara)
$54 at the winery only (905-563-9253)
This wine, which I tasted again at a Chateau Cheval Blanc lunch at Oro
Restaurant in Toronto, is one of the best Chardonnays I've tasted from
Ontario. It's right up there with the "icon" Temkin-Paskus Chardonnay.
Straw colour with a spicy, vanilla and barnyard nose; rich flavours of
apple, pear and pineapple mingle with toasty oak; full-bodied and lingering.
Bravo. Food matches: Lobster, pheasant.
Wynns Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (Australia)
Dense purple-black colour; on the nose, sappy oak and blackcurrant; firmly
structured and nicely balanced with ripe cassis and oak flavours; the
tannic finish suggests a year or two in bottle are advised. Food matches:
rare rack of lamb, duck breast.
Morande Pionero Chardonnay 2000 (Chile)
A bargain Chard from Chile’s Central Valley. Medium straw color;
apple and peppermint on the nose; round and soft with vanilla, apple and
earthy notes on the palate. The acid kicks in on the finish. Food matches:
Chicken salad, Camembert.