Domaine Des Haut Chassis, Croze Hermitage 2007 ($18 US) RATING: 92

This affordable French wine is dark with a mature nose of clove, dusty earth, and white pepper. Its enticing flavours included red berries, cassis, tangerine, and blueberry compote with smokey components and minerality. It has astounding complexity that goes on and on. The finish exhibited vegetal qualities of asparagus and black olive. This wine isContinue reading “Domaine Des Haut Chassis, Croze Hermitage 2007 ($18 US) RATING: 92”

Hoo Roo Creek Australian Shiraz 2006 – $13.95

Not in stores.   Deep red colour with big red fruit nose.   Australian in character yet with considerable old world influence from the French winemaker there.   More beautifully balanced and complex than most Aussie Shiraz, with well-hidden tannins and lovely fruit complexity.  This one is full of lovely red fruit flavours with raspberry, blackberry and aContinue reading “Hoo Roo Creek Australian Shiraz 2006 – $13.95”

Viewpointe 2005 Cab Merlot – $16.95

Viewpointe 2005 Cab Merlot.   Hard to believe, lots still available!  Not in LCBO.  Available from me or from the winery (same price of course).  Classic Bordeaux style.   Cassis, black cherry, black currant, spice, dark chocolate, leather.  Wow, this is a nice wine.  Very approachable and easy to enjoy.  A “premium” type of wine.  Nice price.

Andert Gewürztraminer 2008

From:  Neusiedlersee Wine Region,   Austria.  Light gold in appearance, with delicate aromas of rose petal and lychee. An elegant presentation of tropical fruit and pear with the perfect balance of acidity, light toasty vanilla and slight creaminess. Nice mouthfeel with a lingering finish that entices you for more. Can cellar for 5 years. FermentedContinue reading “Andert Gewürztraminer 2008”