SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
This index is intended as a guideline and reflects the collective
view of our purchasing panel.
Enjoytonight. 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).
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responsibility for typographical errors in this catalogue. All
prices include applicable container deposit andHST.
UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
GLENFARCLAS 105 CASK STRENGTH
HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT
(J. & G. Grant)
TASTING NOTE: Nose: The youthful grape comes
in clean, juicy bunches; the herbs and spices on a
rack on the kitchen wall; Taste: ... the magnificent
barley-grape mix is propelled with the force of dyna-
mite into the taste buds; survivors of this experience
still able to speak may mention something about
cocoa notes forming; Finish: Long, luxurious, with a
pulsing vanilla-grape mix and a build up of spices;
light oils intensify and elongate; Balance: I doubt
if any restorative on the planet works quite as well as
this one does. Or if any sherry cask whisky is so clean
and full of the joys of Jerez. A classic malt which has
upped a gear or two and has become exactly what it
is: a whisky of pure brilliance ... Score:
CHÂTEAU DE LAUBADE XO ARMAGNAC
In gift box, AC Bas Armagnac, France
TASTING NOTE: The rich topaz color nods to the
smooth fruit-and-honey character of this Armagnac.
A blend of Baco, Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc and
Colombard grapes yields aromas of butterscotch
and fresh apricots, with ethereally light, fruity notes
on the palate that are reminiscent of some honeyed
Speyside Scotches. Score:
, Dec. 31, 2012)
ALFRED SCHLADERER HIMBEERGEIST
BLACK FOREST RASPBERRY EAU-DE-VIE
Product of Germany
TASTING NOTE: Appearance: Clear bright, on swirling
it leaves a thick clear coat on the inside of the glass
and shows some extremely long legs. The blending of
the alcohol and the essence of raspberry is difficult
at best and in this case faultless. First Impression:
Essence of raspberries – no, none, not any, off notes
or traces of chemical enhancement. Taste: Fabulous.
Drinks: Don’t. Drink it straight and pay attention. Too
good to miss. Final Thoughts: Sublime, wonderful,
and fabulous. Excellent value. Score:
10 out of 10