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Wines of the Week for May 18th, 2017

Matua Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (New Zealand,)
$17.15 (LCBO #619452)
Very pale, almost water white with a faint lime tint; grassy, minerally, green peach nose; medium-bodied, dry, gooseberry and grapefruit flavours, fresh and zesty with good length. **** (88.5)
Food match: oysters; grilled chicken salad

Lorca Selección Monastrell 2008 (Bullas, southern Spain)
$15.95 (Vintages #380238)
Mourvèdre, Mataro with 30% Syrah. It's dense purple in colour with a bouquet of cedar and spicy black fruits; full-bodied, juicy and fruity, with the flavor of black plums, firmly structured with lively acidity. **** (88.5)
Food match: steak; spicy ribs

Penley Estate Hyland Shiraz 2014 (South Australia)
$18.95 (Vintages #409078)
Dense purple in colour with a spicy, smoky nose of blackberries and a cedary note. Full-bodied, dry and richly extracted, it exhibits flavours of blackberry, pepper and licorice carried on lively acidity. ****½ (89)

 

 

 

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