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The Good Juice – On Vintages - June 23, 2018

Wine to Look for at the LCBO This Weekend! - COMING TO VINTAGES!

We have seven new wines releasing at the LCBO this weekend:

Click on the bottle image or product name below for LCBO stores near you.

Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 +260919 $19.95

This wine has vibrant aromas of black fruit, tobacco and pepper with spicy-floral hints. It has an intense and well balanced acidity.

94 Pts – James Suckling, April 5, 2018

“Plum liqueur, redcurrants, crushed stones, oyster shell, creme de cassis, some subtle resin, roasted herbs and peppers. This is so polished and focused on the palate with tightly-wound but generous tannins, a vibrant line of acidity and a long, chewy finish. Drink in 2021.”
Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz 2016 +377036 $24.95

This is a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavours of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry fruit, with attractive oak characters of coffee and chocolate.

91 Pts & Gold Medal –, January 19, 2018

“Nearly opaque deep purple color. Fruity, dusty aromas and flavors of dried berries, honey roasted nuts, and crayon with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, subtle, long sour cherries, citrus marmalade, and vanilla yogurt nuts finish with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A very appealing shiraz with tasty fruit and a zesty finish.”

Montes Outer Limits Pinot Noir 2015 +568600 $27.95

Very aromatic with pronounced notes of red and black fruits, such as ripe cherries and blackcurrants and a seductive floral perfume recalling violets, all in good balance with mild toast from aging in French oak barrels.

93 Pts – James Suckling, May 29, 2017

“Aromas of soil and clay with dried berry and hints of pine needle. Light stem. Full body, tangy and fresh with lovely tangy acidity and a flavorful finish. Drink now.”

Chateau de Nages JT White 2015 +485854 $26.95 – Flagship ISD (very limited quantities)

The nose is filled with scents of lime-tree, anise, apricot and toasted almond. The taste is silky, with deep scents of candied fruits and dried flowers.

93 Pts – Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, December 30, 2016

“The top white of the estate is the 2015 Costières de Nîmes Blanc JT, and this big, rich, decadent beauty will stand side by side a Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc that costs three times its price. Completely barrel-fermented and a blend of Roussanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc, it gives up classy notes of sautéed peaches, white flowers, pineapple and a hint of citrus in its medium to full-bodied, rich, voluptuous personality that stays clean and fresh. Drink it over the coming 2-4 years.”

Chateau de Nages JT Red 2014 +736876 $25.95

Classic syrah notes of dark berry fruit, licorice and smoke. Medium bodied with a velvety tannic presence.

92 Pts – Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, December 30, 2016

“A real blockbuster in the vintage, the 2014 Costières de Nîmes Jt is a more Northern Rhone-styled beauty that checks in as 95% Syrah and a splash of Grenache that saw plenty of whole clusters and aging in concrete and larger oak. Smoked meats, pepper, roasted herbs, graphite and assorted darker fruits all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, rich, beautifully textured effort, and while it’s hard to resist now, it will keep through 2024.”

Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Reserve 2016 +747600 $18.95

The 2016 Gewurztraminer Reserve has rosewood, orange peel and english yellow rose aromas with licorice and cardamom notes.

91 Pts – Natalie MacLean, May 13, 2017

“A terrific Alsatian white wine with classic Gewürztraminer aromas of lychee, rosewater, grapefruit and baking spice. Pair with spicy and Asian dishes.”
Dandelion Lioness of the McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015 +357475 $21.95

Generous mouthfilling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and milk chocolaty nuances enhance the purity of fruit and continue through with a youthful finish.

92 Pts – Natalie MacLean, July 22, 2017

“Full-bodied, rosbust and rustic with full-throttle black fruit, smoke, oak and spice aromas. Polished tannins and a long finish. This single vineyard Australian red wine is made from the Shiraz grape. These winemakers see the devil in the weeds, allowing dandelions to grow among the vine as they suppress other weeds and provide nutritious mulch.”

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How to order

You must be 19 years of age or older to place or receive a wine order.

Please visit your local LCBO store or phone: 416-598-0033 extension 243 to speak directly with Allan Leal, or e-mail him at

All orders are COD. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or cheque. Your credit card will not be charged until the product is shipped.

Minimum Orders: There is a one case minimum order (12 bottles unless otherwise noted).

Delivery charges are $15.00 plus HST (additional charges may apply for deliveries outside the GTA). Free delivery if three or more cases are purchased.

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