This index is intended as a guideline and reflects the collective
view of our purchasing panel.
Enjoy tonight. There is no benefit to cellaring.
DRINK OR HOLD:
Can be enjoyed now, but may be
matured further by cellaring, depending on individual
Ideal for further cellaring. This wine may well be
enjoyed now by some, but we feel that it will develop
favourably under ideal cellaring conditions.
PERCEIVED SUGAR CONTENT
Perceived dryness/sweetness by tasting evaluation. Vintages
scale ranges from Extra Dry to Sweet:
discuss specifics with our Product Consultants.
Every wine in this section includes a style, above the product
number (e.g. Full-bodied & Smooth, Aromatic & Flavourful). These
simplified flavour profiles are designed to help customers quickly
and easily choose products. For detailed descriptions of each
style, and more information, visit lcbo.com/winestyles.
Wines designated as organic
contain 30 mg/L or less of free
sulphur for dry wines (<50 g/L sugar); 35 mg/L or less for
sweeter wines (50-99 g/L sugar); 45 mg/L or less for sweet
wines (>99 g/L sugar).
The alcohol/volume content for any product released by Vintages
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Products in this catalogue are available in limited quantities.
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responsibility for typographical errors in this catalogue. All
prices include applicable container deposit and HST.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
KOVAL ORGANIC SINGLE BARREL
FOUR GRAIN WHISKEY
TASTING NOTE: One can only imagine that a bottle
of Koval, with an eye-opening proof of 94, makes
winters in the Midwest –where its grains are sourced
– considerably more bearable. The surprise here
is the pleasant whiff of bananas. We recommend
downing this with great deliberation, even as it will be
instinctive to do otherwise. (Elon Green,
, May 13, 2015)
ISLAY SINGLE MALT
Natural colour, unchillfiltered
TASTING NOTE: Light amber yellow colour. Very
attractive, slightly spicy, complex, intense, faintly nutty,
ripe plum-caramel nose. Dry, medium bodied, quite
well structured, harmonious, bright, faintly honeyed,
intense, rounded, caramel-ripe-plum flavours
with a lingering, very gently smoky finish. Has 46.3%
alcohol. A Best Buy. Score:
, June 10, 2017)
CAMPBELTOWN SINGLE MALT
TASTING NOTE: ... honey notes with persistent
floral aromas followed by hints of butterscotch, dry
heather and some cereal/short bread elements.
There is also just a hint of brine, like a warm summer
sea breeze ... creamy texture and a more substantial
mouth feel than its appearance would suggest. There
is pepper, but with a bit of sweetness, as in a sweet
chili spread or a pepper infused marmalade, followed
by slight citric notes and elements of cinnamon spice
and vanilla. There are also hints of smoke and light
medicinal notes. The finish is long, with a distinctive
dry pepper capsaicin quality set against a slightly
sweetish background note. The combination of vanilla
notes and dry pepper give the whisky a bit of an
old fashioned gingersnap character. Score:
, Aug. 5, 2016)