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26 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

product

notes

DRINKABILITY INDEX

This index is intended as a guideline and reflects the collective

view of our purchasing panel.

1

DRINKNOW:

Enjoytonight. There is no benefit to cellaring.

2

DRINK OR HOLD:

Can be enjoyed now, but may be

matured further by cellaring, depending on individual

preference.

3

HOLD:

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:

XD

,

D

,

M

,

MS

,

S

. Please

discuss specifics with our Product Consultants.

WINE STYLES

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.

ORGANIC PRODUCTS

Wines designated as organic

4

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).

ALCOHOL CONTENT

The alcohol/volume content for any product released by Vintages

is available on our website. Visit vintages.com and enter the

LCBO# into the Product Search field.

Products in this catalogue are available in limited quantities.

Please see store staff for details.

Prices listed in this catalogue are subject to change without

notice. Up-to-date prices are listed online. For current pricing,

simply visit vintages.com and enter the product name or

number in the product search box. Vintages cannot assume

responsibility for typographical errors in this catalogue. All

prices include applicable container deposit andHST.

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017

SPIRITS

SCOTCH WHISKY

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:

95.5

(Jim

Murray,

Whisky Bible

, 2017)

677047

700 mL

$89.95

ARMAGNAC

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:

93

(Kara Newman,

Wine Enthusiast

, Dec. 31, 2012)

055830

700 mL

$99.95

EAU-DE-VIE

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

(Chris Carlsson,

spiritsreview.com

)

058974

350 mL

$38.95