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Wines of the Week for November 17th, 2016

Château Puyfromage 2014 (Francs Côtes de Bordeaux)
$13.35 (LCBO #33605)
 72% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. An old style claret at a bargain price. Deep purple-ruby in colour with a cedary, plum and currant nose; medium-bodied, dry, savoury, red berry flavour, firmly structured with ripe tannins. **** (88)
Food match: lamb stew; charcuterie

Pierre-Henri Morel Laudun 2014 (Côtes du Rhône Villages)
$18.95 (Vintages #462499)
A blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Yellow gold colour; minerally, floral, spicy peach bouquet; full-bodied, dry, well-extracted peach and melon flavours; full on the palate. ****½ (89)
Food match: chicken curry; smoked fish

Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2014 (Argentina)
$19.95 (Vintages #50849)
Aurelio Montes produces terrific wines in Chile under the Montes label. He also owns a winery in Argentina's Mendoza Valley called Kaiken. The wine is dense purple-black in colour with a cedary, blackberry vanilla oak nose, with a note of tar; full-bodied and richly extracted, it offers flavours of sweet black fruits with a firm structure. ***** (90)
Food match: pepper steak; spicy meat casseroles

Tedeschi Amarone 2012
$44.95 (Vintages #433417)
One terrific Amarone! Deep purple-black in colour; cedary, savoury, black cherry nose with vanilla oak notes; medium- to full-bodied, dry, elegant, lovely mouthfeel; Firmly structured, black plum and raisin flavours with a lively acidic spine; very good length. ***** (92

 

 

 

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