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The Good Juice on Vintages
April 4, 2020 

Wine to Look for at the LCBO This Weekend! - COMING TO VINTAGES! Click on the bottle image or product name below for LCBO stores near you.

Susana Balbo Crios Malbec 2018

Susana Balbo Crios Malbec 2018 - $16.95
LCBO #162529

Beautiful reddish-purple colour.  Aromas of crushed blueberries, cherries and blackberries.  In the mouth, sweet red fruit flavours are in perfect balance with a subtle oakiness and a core of perfectly ripe berries. The palate is fresh and balanced.

Food Pairing: Tuna steak, lamb, hamburgers.

92 Pts – James Suckling, March 27, 2019

“This shows the beautiful quality of the 2018 vintage with a solid core of fruit, bright acidity and a silky finish. All here. Drink now.

Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Grand Cru  Mambourg 2016

Pierre Sparr Pinot Gris Grand Cru  Mambourg 2016 In- Store Discovery/FSE - $25.95
LCBO #686451

Shining golden yellow gleaming.  Elegant and fruity.  At the nose, this Pinot Gris reveals aromas of mature quinces, fruit jelly and hazelnuts.  On the palate, this wine presents a straight structure, an attractive dynamism, ample and aromatic.  Well-balanced wine with a very present finale.  Long lasting aromas.

Food Pairing:  Duck crisp on grilled pineapple, Munster cheese, scallop shell with curry sauce, fowl tureen on Cumberland sauce, Foie gras with truffles.

92 Pts – Anne Krebiehl MW, Wine Enthusiast, November 1, 2018

“A hint of Mirabelle plum plays on the nose before becoming fully fledged on the medium-sweet palate. This flows with a stone fruit flavor that is always tempered by lemon freshness. It's smooth, rounded and fruit-driven, with a medium-sweet finish.”

Chateau de Nages Vieilles Vignes Organic Red 2017

Chateau de Nages Vieilles Vignes Organic Red 2017 - $19.95
LCBO #40964

Brilliant garnet colour.  Lavish, complex array of ripe red berries (raspberry, cherry), pepper, oriental spices and aromatic herbs.  Rich and balanced taste with a fine tannic grain, it reveals spices, licorice and minerality in a long elegant finish.

91 Pts – Joe Czerwinski,, October 31, 2019

“The 2017 Costieres de Nimes Vieilles Vignes is a screaming value, offering a terrific combination of spicy, herbal notes and juicy, mouthwatering fruit. Cherries and raspberries form the core, accented by bay leaf and thyme, in this blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Carignan. The Syrah is aged in older barrels, while the rest aged in concrete, resulting in a wine that finishes silky and vibrant”

Chateau Vincens Prestige AOC Cahors 2016

Chateau Vincens Prestige AOC Cahors 2016 - $19.95
LCBO #272427

From dark red, to red-blue shaded.  Juicy mulberry, dark plum and ripe cherry flavor.  Note of vanilla and spices. This wine is ripe with black and red berry fruits, packed with both acidity and dry tannins.  It is developing into a generous and full-bodied wine.

Food Pairing:  Roast duck and lamb.

91 Pts – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, November 1, 2019

“This is a powerful, wood-aged wine. With smoky, ripe black-fruit flavors, it has density as well as acidity. The bitter edge suggests some extra extraction, but with time the wine will integrate well. Drink from 2021.”

Domaine de Rotisson Les Cheres Bourgogne Blanc 2018

Domaine de Rotisson Les Cheres Bourgogne Blanc 2018 - $20.95
LCBO #424903

Golden yellow colour. Fresh, buttery nose with sweet almond, hazelnut and lime. Fluid and mineral, balanced and powerful, finishing with a final touch of vivacity.

Food Pairing: Poultry in cream, or fish with sauce. Try it with a dry goat’s cheese for a real treat.



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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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