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SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018

VINTAGES

25

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018

CHAMPAGNE

MOUTARD PÈRE & FILS GRANDE CUVÉE

BRUT CHAMPAGNE

AC

Although Alison Napjus reviewed a sample from a

specific disgorgement date, this non-vintage bubbly

is made in a consistent style and will show consistent

characteristics.

TASTING NOTE: Tropical hints of papaya and passion

fruit pâte de fruit are enlivened by bright and tangy

acidity, layered on the lively bead with flavors of Gala

apple, blanched almond and fresh ginger. Well-knit

and vibrant, with a sleek, minerally finish. Disgorged

January 2015. Drink now through 2018. Score:

91

(Alison Napjus,

winespectator.com

, Dec. 15, 2015)

Rich & Complex

400432

(D)

750 mL

$39.95

1

SPARKLING WINE

CHÂTEAU MONCONTOUR

TÊTE DE CUVÉE BRUT VOUVRAY

Traditional method, AC, Loire, France

TASTING NOTE: This wine is well poised between

crisp young fruit and a more mature character.

Apples and citrus fruits are right up front, balanced

by acidity and with nuts and toast flavors developing.

That makes for a refreshing wine that is also com-

plex. Drink now. Score:

90

(Roger Voss,

Wine

Enthusiast

, Dec. 31, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Flavourful

207936

(D)

750 mL

$17.95

1

CANADA

–WHITEWINE

ONTARIO

CALAMUS ESTATE WINERY

WHITE NIGHT 2014

6

VQA Ontario

Gold Medal winner at the Finger Lakes International

Wine Competition 2017.

TASTING NOTE: This ripe blend of 85%Vidal and

15% Chardonnay opens with a lovely aroma of roses.

The lemon and peach are very ripe, almost sweet,

and the acidity is bright and refreshing. This has some

warmth on the close, which is long and dry. Try with

lemon baked cod. (Vintages panel, April 2017)

Full-bodied & Rich

484014

(D)

750 mL

$13.95

1

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G. MARQUIS THE SILVER LINE

CHARDONNAY 2016

6

Niagara Stone Road Vineyard,

VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake

TASTING NOTE: The focus of a single-vineyard, the

warmth of a vintage and the richesse of the barrel are

all to blame for the Silver Line’s step in a fortuitous

direction. The heat followed the freeze (with less than

obvious transitions in between) and it’s almost as if

chardonnay like this needed to stand up and be counted

in 2016. G. Marquis makes it happen, with tannic,

extracted and juicy tart character atop green apple

fruit. This carries real spice, smoke and length. Drink

2017-2021. Score:

88

(Michael Godel,

winealign.com

,

Sept. 6, 2017)

Full-bodied & Rich

258681

(XD) 750 mL

$17.95

2

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VINELAND ESTATES ELEVATION

ST. URBAN VINEYARD RIESLING 2016

6

VQA Niagara Escarpment

TASTING NOTE: Sourced from vines over 37 years

of age that Hermann Weis brought to Ontario from

Weingut St. Urbans-Hof in Mosel. This is a juicy,

floral, zesty Riesling that delivers a wealth of lime,

apple, grapefruit, peach and mineral tones. The

sweetness is artfully balanced by the acidity, giving

the wine perfect drive and lift. Just gorgeous.

(Vintages panel, Aug. 2017)

Off-dry & Fruity

038117

(M)

750 mL

$19.95

2

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CANADA

– REDWINE

ONTARIO

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES ST. DAVID’S

BENCH VINEYARD GAMAY NOIR

DROIT 2016

6

VQA St. David’s Bench, Niagara-on-the-Lake

This is a perennially exciting wine – its pedigree alone

makes it fascinating: Gamay Droit, the only vinifera

grapevine native to Canada, was created in the vineyard

from which this wine is sourced. This is always bright

and intense, with exceptional depth and focus. Look

for touches of dark fruit, earth and smoke, and a spicy

undertone. A great option for turkey dinners or a pork

sausage pie.

Medium-bodied & Fruity

346742

(XD) 750 mL

$18.95

1

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