Tony Aspler’s Wine Picks
LAS MULAS ORGANIC SAUVIGNON BLANC RESERVE 2015 (Chile)
This organically-grown Sauvignon Blanc from Chile is light straw in colour with a bouquet of kiwi and citrus fruits. It’s medium-bodied and dry with a lovely mouth-feel and a lively spine of acidity that gives it good length in the mouth. Food match: goat’s cheese, vegetarian dishes or grilled fish.
$12.95 • LCBO #272609
STUDERT-PRÜM WEHLENER SONNENUHR RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2011 (Germany)
This late-harvest wine is old-style German Riesling at its best. Very pale straw in colour, it offers a floral nose of lime, apple and honey. Off-dry with honey and citrus flavours, its 8% alcohol make it very light on the palate. A beautifully balanced wine. Food match: aperitif wine; Thai dishes.
$24.95 • Vintages #912659
CHÂTEAU SAINT-ANTOINE RÉSERVE DU CHÂTEAU 2010 (Bordeaux)
2010 was an excellent vintage in Bordeaux and even the lesser wines show well. Deep ruby in colour, it offers a cedary, blackcurrant nose backed by spicy oak. Medium-bodied and dry, the wine is well balanced and firm. It will also reward cellaring for a few years. Food match: lamb dishes; hard cheeses.
$14.95 • Vintages #434464
DOMAINE LE GRAND RETOUR PLAN DE DIEU CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES 2013 (Rhône)
Village wines from the Rhône are always good value. This blend is purple-black in colour with a spicy plum, herb-tinged nose and an engaging floral note. Full-bodied and dry, you can taste that floral note above the black fruit flavours. Food match: steak; spicy winter stews.
$14.95 • Vintages #224592
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