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680News wine reviews – September 12–14, 2014 

Riebeek Cellars The Royal Old Vine Steen Chenin Blanc 2013
The South Africans used to call their Chenin Blanc "Steen." Just so we shouldn't forget the tradition, Riebeek Cellars calls their 2013 Chenin The Royal Old Vine Steen Chenin Blanc 2013. Pale straw with a lime tint, the wine has a minerally, quince nose and dry, quince and green apple flavours. It's nicely balanced, medium-bodied and sustains well on the palate. Good value at $13.95 at the LCBO. A wine for grilled fish. That's Riebeek Cellars The Royal Old Vine Steen Chenin Blanc 2013 from South Africa. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680 News.com. ($13.95, LCBO #376871)

Chakana Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
For lovers of Cabernet Sauvignon here's a well-priced wine from the Mendoza Valley in Argentina: Chakana Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, coming to the LCBO tomorrow. For $13.95 you get a dense purple wine with a toasty, smoky oak, spicy vanilla bouquet under which you can detect the blackcurrant fruit. Richly extracted, mouth-filling, chunky with chewy black fruit flavours, it's full-bodied with no great elegance but good value for the price. Serve with lamb burgers. That's Chakana Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 from Argentina. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler, 680News and 680News.com. ($13.95, LCBO #663161)

 

 

 

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