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Wines of the week for December 15th, 2016

Flat Rock Twisted White 2015 (Ontario)
$17.15 (Vintages #1578)
A blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay; pale straw in colour; aromatic, lychee and peach nose with a citrus note; just off-dry with grapefruit and lychee flavours; nicely balanced with good length. **** (88.5)
Food match: Asian dishes; aperitif wine

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling 2014 (Nova Scotia)
$24.95 (Vintages #256289)
An ideal Christmas wine for present-opening. Moscato d'Asti style. Very pale pink in colour with a spicy, orange and honeysuckle nose; light-bodied, off-dry with orange, peach and redcurrant flavours backed by lively acidity. ***** (90)
Food match: Angel cake; shortbread cookies

Quadrus Red 2010 (Douro Valley)
$19.95 (Vintages #440305)
A blend of the port grapes Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Souzão, made by Casa Agricola Carm in the Upper Douro. Dense purple-black in colour; cedary, plum and blackcurrant nose with oak spice; medium to full-bodied, dry, savoury, black fruit flavour with balancing acidity. ****½ (89)
Food match: red meat dishes; strong cheeses

 

 

 

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