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Wines of the Week for January 5th, 2017

Quadrus Red 2010 (Portugal)
$19.95 (Vintages #440305)
Made in the upper Douro Valley by Casa Agricola Carm. It's a blend of the port grapes, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Souzão. Dense purple-black in colour, it has a cedary, plum and blackcurrant nose with oak spice; it's medium to full-bodied, dry and savoury with black fruit flavours and balancing acidity. It costs $19.95 at Vintages outlets. ****½ (89)
Food match: red meat dishes; mature cheddar

Bosca Vermouth di Torino Rosso (Piemont)
$13.45 (LCBO #440875)
One of the best bargains at the LCBO is the basis of a Manhattan cocktail. A litre of this red Vermouth sells for $13.45. Garnet in colour, it offers a complex bitter-sweet flavour of cherry, licorice, clove and grapefruit peel ending with a herbal note. Mixed with Bourbon and Angostura bitters and you have a Manhattan, or try it on the rocks by itself as a digestif. ***** (90)

Flat Rock Twisted White 2015 (Ontario)
$17.95 (Vintages #1578)
A blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay. Pale straw in colour, it has an aromatic nose of lychee and peach with a citrus note. Just off-dry with grapefruit and lychee flavours, it's nicely balanced with good length. **** (88.5)
Food match: Asian dishes; aperitif wine

 

 

 

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