Natalie MacLean's Wines of the Week for Aug. 21, 2017
Barossa, South Australia, Australia
A supple, luscious Australian red wine blend with aromas of fleshy ripe dark berries and plums with some smoke on the finish. Pair with gourmet hamburgers.
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Stellenbosch W.O., South Africa
Savoury, juicy and loaded with black fruit. Decant 2 hours for maximum pleasure. Smooth and satisfying like a hole in one. Loaded with purple and black plums and attractive dark spice and smoke on the finish. Els had retired from golfing, then returned with a flourish, winning the 2012 British Open. Let's raise a glass to him!
Niagara Lakeshore, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Off-dry with some sweetness for glazed ham and spicy dishes. Medium-bodied with apricot flavours. Unusual for sauvignon blanc.
A simple, floral medium sweet German white wine made from the Rivaner grape. Pair with tacos.
Samos P.D.O., Greece
Lemon drops and lemon essence: dessert wine.