A selection of wines that will steal your heart
An intriguing wine label can capture buyers and their bucks. A new arresting one is 19 Crimes Shiraz. It commemorates the criminals Britain transported to Australia in the late 1700s who helped build that great nation Down Under. Even stealing a loaf of bread in London could land you in irons on a wretched ship en route to permanent exile.
This red wine is criminally rich, but so is the sleek MontGras Cabernet Sauvignon, our red recommendation of the week. Big, mellow, round and full-bodied, it is a steal from the Colchagua Valley of Chile.
And our bargain of the week is Casal Thaulero Pinot Grigio, replete with new label and a new vintage. It’s still a breakaway charmer for less than $9. Enjoy! email@example.com
Casal Thaulero 2014 Pinot Grigio
$8.75 (Italy) A bouquet of yellow apple, spice and lime ushers in flavours of fresh cling peach, lemon blossom and apple. The style is full ripe fruit with a crisp finish. LCBO #73163 Food suggestion: Chicken tenders. Rating: 89+
19 Crimes 2013 Shiraz Durif
$18.95 (Australia) Huge smoke, plum, lavender and black cherry aromas. The flavours are rich and deep, with monster blackberry, vanilla, cedar and cherry density. Monster fruit! LCBO #369777 Food suggestion: Grilled thick steaks. Rating: 90+
MontGras Reserva 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon $11.95 (Chile) Spicy aromas hint of blackberry, cedar and plum and the flavours accent mellow smoky black cherry, blackberry, vanilla and violet. A big-hearted red! LCBO #619205 Food suggestion: Pan-seared pepper steaks. Rating: 90