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Wines of the Week for April 14th, 2016

Graffigna Centenario Malbec Reserve 2014 (Argentina)
$13.95 (LCBO #230474)
April 17th is World Malbec Day. Celebrate it with this Malbec Reserve. Dense purple in colour, this wine offers a spicy, cedary, plum bouquet with dark chocolate and vanilla oak notes. Medium-bodied and dry, its blackberry and plum flavours are carried on lively acidity and contained by a firm tannic framework. It costs $13.95 at the LCBO. Serve it withsteak or roast meats. **** (88)
Food match: meat pies; hamburgers

Piping Shrike Shiraz 2013 (Australia)
$18.95 (Vintages #48504)
The Piping Shrike is South Australia's bird emblem. This wine is dense purple-black in colour, offerng a smoky, medicinal nose of blackberries with an earthy note; it's full-bodied, dry, firmly structured with lively acidity. ****½ (89)
Food match: spicy casseroles or aged Cheddar

Vineland Estates Elevation St. Urban Vineyard Riesling 2014 (Ontario)
$19.95 (Vintages #38117)
Made from thirty-five-year-old vines from a clone propagated in the Mosel. Almost water white in colour with a minerally, floral, honeyed grapefruit nose. It's off-dry, light on the palate, beautifully balanced with great tension between fruit and acidity. ****½ (89)
Food match: aperitif wine or with pork dishes

 

 

 

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