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680News wine reviews – April 17–19, 2009 (April 17, 2009)

Marcus James Malbec
I guess Malbec is the new Shiraz – at least this signature grape from Argentina seems to be on everyone's lips these days. Wine lovers can spot a bargain, no doubt about it because Argentinean Malbec is coming in at under $10. If you can't find Fuzion, have a look for Marcus James Malbec that sells for $9.25 a bottle. It has a well extracted jammy blackberry flavour with a note of black licorice. It finishes dry and firm with soft tannins. Now that BBQ season is upon us it's a good match for any burnt offering. That's Marcus James Malbec from Argentina. For Post City Magazine, I'm Tony Aspler. ($9.25, LCBO #336008)

La Vieille Ferme
For those backyard BBQ parties it makes sense to buy a magnum of white wine. Currently at the LCBO on limited time offer ending next week is a very drinkable Côtes du Luberon white called La Vieille Ferme (The Old Farm). The 2007 vintage of this wine comes in 1500 mL screwcap format and costs $18.95 for the equivalent of two bottles. A bargain at the price. Light straw in colour, it has a minerally white peach nose, and on the palate, citrus fruit flavours. It's full-bodied, well balanced and a great accompaniment for shrimp salad or grilled scampi. That's La Vieille Ferme 2007. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($18.95, 1500 mL, LCBO #34991)

 

 

 

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