Sandbanks Estate Winery Sleeping Giant 2017

Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Wine of the week - sandbankPurple plums and blueberries on the nose and palate of this robust, smooth, juicy blend of Foch and Baco Noir grapes from Prince Edward County. Lots of mocha, oak, smoke and dark fruit. Perfect for barbecued steak.

  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Drink: 2019-2022
  • Best Beef Wine
  • Price: $19.95
  • Score: 87/100
  • LCBO: 164087


Château Teyssier 2015

Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France

Wine of the week - chateauThis is a full-bodied and elegant 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc red wine blend from Château Teyssier. Fresh and fragrant red plums, baking spice and dried tobacco leaf on the 2015 vintage, silky and velvety on the palate with plushy plum, red and dark berries, sweet cake spice and vanilla flavours on this flavoursome Bordeaux red.


Te Awa Left Field Pinot Gris 2017

Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Wine of the week - te awaA lovely, crisp New Zealand white wine made from the classic Pinot Gris grape. The winery's name comes from the indigenous Maoiri expression "Te Awa o Te Atua" which translates to "River of God" a nod to the underground streams in this region. Aromas of golden apple and fresh Asian pear. Match this with a light seafood dish.


Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2016

Aconcagua Valley D.O., Chile

Wine of the week - montesThis is a dry and full-bodied Chardonnay produced with grapes grown in the cool climate region of Chile's Casablanca Valley, temperature-moderated by the ocean and the reason why it's so crisp and zesty and not heavy. Rich with apple pie goodness, lemon-curd and smoky flavours, finishing long and smooth. Pair with roast turkey.

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sweetness: Extra Dry
  • Drink: 2019-2023
  • Terrific Turkey Wine
  • Price: $19.95
  • Score: 88/100
  • LCBO: 390203


Bodegas Yuste Aurora Oloroso

Jerez D.O., Spain

Wine of the week - bodegasA dry, nutty, fortified Spanish wine that has attractive notes of marzipan and dried dates on the palate then delivers a sumptuous, toasted hazelnut finish that goes on forever. Pair with salted nuts and hard cheeses.

  • Alcohol: 17.5%
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Drink: 2019-2021
  • Divine Dessert Wine  
  • Price: $21.95
  • Score: 88/100
  • LCBO: 609982