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680News wine reviews – November 11–13, 2011 

Kaiken Corte 2008
Aurelio Montes makes top-class wines in Chile and has recently branched out to make wines in Argentina. His Kaiken Corte 2008, currently at vintages outlets, is a blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Petit Verdot. It's dense purple-ruby in colour with a blackberry and vanilla oak nose; it offers well extracted fruit and it's fresh and lively on the palate with a lingering chocolate and black fruit flavour. Just the job for a steak or other red meat dishes. It costs $16.95 at Vintages. That's Kaiken Corte 2008 from Argentina. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($16,95, Vintages #236463)

Megalomaniac Home Grown Red 2009
John Howard, who used to own Vineland Estates in Niagara, sold it a few years ago and opened another winery called Megalomaniac. The wines have great labels but, more importantly, it's what's in the bottle that counts. Megalomaniac Home Grown Red 2009 is a Bordeaux blend. That is, a traditional mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The wine has a bouquet of cedar, redcurrants and blackcurrants. It's medium-bodied, dry with a floral note and lively acidity. Very claret-like. It costs $16.95 at the LCBO. Serve it with lamb. That's Megalomaniac Home Grown Red 2009 from Ontario. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($16.95, LCBO #260364)

 

 

 

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