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VINTAGES' flagship stores and larger locations carry an expanded collection of fine wines and spirits that we call In-Store Discoveries. New products are shipped to these stores every other week in limited quantities.

Click any product name to view tasting notes, etc. and locate inventory. Or visit these stores for the best selection: Toronto—Summerhill & Yonge, Queens Quay at Cooper St., Bayview Village. Oakville—Cornwall Dr. at Trafalgar Rd. Ottawa—Rideau St. at King Edward.

Style Region Product LCBO # Size (mL) Score Price
Release Date: April 12, 2014
Red Wine France – Burgundy GEORGES DUBOEUF CLEF DU BIEF MOULIN À VENT 2011 371807 750 RP 90 $24.95
Red Wine France – Rhône DOMAINE DES MARTINELLES HERMITAGE 2009 112268 750 WS 92 $54.95
Red Wine Greece – Drama DOMAINE COSTA LAZARIDI AMETHYSTOS CAVA 2005 912980 750   $49.95
Red Wine Italy – Tuscany LUCE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2008 120881 750 JS 95 $109.95
Red Wine Spain – Priorat TERRES DE VIDALBA TOCS GRENACHE BLEND 2006 268904 750 RP 92+ $37.95
Red Wine USA – Oregon LE CADEAU VINEYARD DIVERSITÉ PINOT NOIR 2010 199752 750 WE 94 $64.95
Red Wine USA – Washington State PALI ALPHABETS PINOT NOIR 2011 369835 750   $26.95
Sparkling Wine France – Burgundy JCB N° 21 BRUT CRÉMANT DE BOURGOGNE  371831 750 WE 90 $27.95
Whisky/Whiskey Scotland BIG PEAT ISLAY BLENDED MALT  186825 700 WB 96 $96.95
White Wine France – Jura DOMAINE BERTHET-BONDET CHÂTEAU-CHALON VIN JAUNE 2006 365171 620   $86.95
White Wine Germany – Mosel BOLLIG-LEHNERT TRITTENHEIMER APOTHEKE RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2005 368787 750 WS 90 $22.95
White Wine USA – California PAHLMEYER CHARDONNAY 2012 222117 750 RP 95 $99.95
Release Date: March 29, 2014
Red Wine Canada – Ontario LE CLOS JORDANNE LE CLOS JORDANNE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2011 33902 750 WN 91 $45.00
Red Wine France – Bordeaux LES HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2010 258491 750 JR 17 (Superior)
(out of 20)
$62.85
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2010 257295 750 WE 93 $84.85
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 2010 259093 750 WE 95 $124.85
Red Wine France – Bordeaux CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 2010 259010 750 WE 97 $149.85
Red Wine USA – California BONACCORSI SEBASTIANO VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2010 368225 750 WE 94 $51.95
White Wine Canada – Ontario TAWSE ROBYN'S BLOCK CHARDONNAY 2010 662841 750 ES 92 $45.95
White Wine Italy – Sicily PLANETA CHARDONNAY 2010 109652 750 JS 93 $38.95
White Wine USA – California BLINDFOLD 2012 374207 750 RP 93 $39.95

GEORGES DUBOEUF CLEF DU BIEF MOULIN À VENT 2011
AC

371807 (XD) 750mL $24.95

TASTING NOTE: A barrel-raised, entirely de-stemmed Duboeuf 2011 Moulin-a-Vent la Cle du Bief - from a single, unnamed source - displays ripe blackberry and cassis tinged with cardamom and smoky black tea. Juicy and buoyant, with vivacity and ping encouraged, I suspect, by the active lime in this site's soil, this outstanding value's (based on its ex-cellars price) fine tannins and sappy finishing generosity auger well for enjoyment through at least 2016. Score: 90 (David Schildknecht, erobertparker.com, June 2013)

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DOMAINE DES MARTINELLES HERMITAGE 2009
AC

112268 (XD) 750mL $54.95

TASTING NOTE: Offers a grippy feel, with charcoal, tar and roasted currant and fig notes melded together. A charcoal edge struts nicely on the finish, along with some smoldering tobacco. Best from 2014 through 2018. Score: 92 (James Molesworth, winespectator.com, web only, 2013)

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DOMAINE COSTA LAZARIDI AMETHYSTOS CAVA 2005
Drama

912980 (XD) 750mL $49.95

TASTING NOTE: Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is considered the flagship wine of Kostas Lazaridis. Aromas of blackberry, cedar, tar, tobacco, smoke and herbs. The palate is complex with firm tannins, excellent fruit and an emerging chocolate note. Fine minerality on the palate as well. Enjoy this with roast leg of lamb. (VINTAGES panel, July 2013)

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LUCE BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2008
DOCG

120881 (XD) 750mL $109.95

TASTING NOTE: Blackberry, floral and dark chocolate aromas follow through to a full body, with a berry, nutty and mushroom character. Chewy and structured. One of the wines of the vintage. Better in 2014. Score: 95 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Feb. 11, 2013)

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TERRES DE VIDALBA TOCS GRENACHE BLEND 2006
DOQ Priorat

268904 (XD) 750mL $37.95

TASTING NOTE: The 2006 Tocs is a blend of 35% Garnacha, 30% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot aged for 16 months in 80% new French oak. Purple-colored with an expressive aromatic array of tar, scorched earth, espresso, black cherry, and blueberry, on the palate it is full-bodied, dense, rich, and structured. Give this full-flavored Priorato 3-4 years of additional bottle age and drink it from 2013 to 2021. Score: 92+ (Jay Miller, erobertparker.com, April 2010)

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LE CADEAU VINEYARD DIVERSITÉ PINOT NOIR 2010
Willamette Valley

199752 (XD) 750mL $64.95

TASTING NOTE: Among an outstanding lineup of well-defined, beautifully refined Pinots from Le Cadeau, the Diversité takes top honors. Sourced from the winery's vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains, it shows excellent varietal character, with exceptional depth and detail. It beautifully melds the notes of mixed red fruit, light earth, and sensitively-applied barrel. Score: 94 (Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2012)

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PALI ALPHABETS PINOT NOIR 2011
Willamette Valley

369835 (D) 750mL $26.95

TASTING NOTE: Deep garnet colored with cherries, cinnamon, orange peel and a light earthiness round out the aromas. Red fruit with leather, hints of toast and crisp acidity and a full mouth feel. Firm tannins with a medium long finish will stand up to the rich gaminess of [lamb]. (Richard DiGiacomo, examiner.com, March 29, 2013)

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JCB N° 21 BRUT CRÉMANT DE BOURGOGNE
AC

371831 (XD) 750mL $27.95

TASTING NOTE: This is a top-of-the-range crémant that is crisp and textured while also fruity. It has richness, laced with acidity and citrus. Fresh and full of apple flavor, it's an impressive wine that could age a year or two in bottle. Score: 90 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2013)

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BIG PEAT ISLAY BLENDED MALT
Unchillfiltered

186825 700mL $96.95

TASTING NOTE: Nose: magnificent array of salt and bitty peat; heavy yet light enough for the most delicate of citrus. Hard to find a nose which screams "Islay" at you with such a lack of ambiguity: it is, frankly, perfect. Taste: the delivery is constructed around a fabulous bourbon Demerara sugar and liquorice framework; the peat enters as soon as this is in place and in varying layers of oiliness and depth. The mid ground sees the re-ermergence of the more complex Ardbeg and Port Ellen factions, a bourbon style, small grains busyness. Finish: long, accompanied by soft Demerara. Score: 96 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2013)

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DOMAINE BERTHET-BONDET CHÂTEAU-CHALON VIN JAUNE 2006
AC

365171 (XD) 620mL $86.95

TASTING NOTE: A profoundly Sherry-like nose with intense and eye-opening aromas of marzipan, slivered almonds and apple cider. This style of wine might not be to everyone's taste, but this is a brilliantly articulated example, and well worth exploring. Bravo. (VINTAGES panel, Feb. 2014)

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BOLLIG-LEHNERT TRITTENHEIMER APOTHEKE RIESLING SPÄTLESE 2005
Prädikatswein

368787 750mL $22.95

TASTING NOTE: A drier style of spätlese. Slate and petrol notes mingle with the firm structure, with lime and apple adding complexity. This is succulent, leaving a chalky sensation on the finish. Drink now through 2018. Score: 90 (Bruce Sanderson, winespectator.com, web only, 2007)

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PAHLMEYER CHARDONNAY 2012
Sonoma Coast

222117 (XD) 750mL $99.95

TASTING NOTE: Pahlmeyer's spectacular 2012 Chardonnay offers abundant aromas of hazelnuts, buttered citrus, tropical fruits and honeysuckle intermixed with a touch of tangerine oil. It cuts a full-bodied swath across the palate, and possesses good acidity, exuberant fruit and an undeniably sexy style. Enjoy this terrific All-American, All-Napa Valley Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years. Bravo! Score: 95 (Robert Parker Jr., erobertparker.com, Oct. 2013)

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LE CLOS JORDANNE LE CLOS JORDANNE VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2011
VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula

033902 (XD) 750mL $45.00

TASTING NOTE: The main Le Clos vineyard tends to be warmer and riper with slightly higher alcohol (typically 13.5% vs. 13%) so Jacquey uses a bit more (35%) new French oak for roundness. The nose displays intense red fruits, violets, sweet oak and wet earth, spice and subtle cassis and pipe tobacco. The highly extracted fruit on the palate shows a fatter, rounder style of Pinot than, say, the Claystone, with tannic structure and a more muscular feel through the finish. Score: 91 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, Dec. 9, 2013)

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CHÂTEAU CALON SÉGUR 2010
AC Saint-Estèphe, 3e Cru

259010 (XD) 750mL $149.85

TASTING NOTE: This is an architectural wine, very classical in its structure like so many of the top wines of 2010. It's powered by ripe tannins and beautiful black currant fruits. While the wine is gorgeously ripe, it also has a powerful dark and structured character. For long-term aging. Score: 97 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, May 2013)

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CHÂTEAU GISCOURS 2010
AC Margaux, 3e Cru

259093 (XD) 750mL $124.85

TASTING NOTE: Giscours shows an initial character of great style and elegance. The shining fruit and concentrated tannins follow, making it both a seductive wine and one with a long-term future. Special Designation: Cellar Selection. Score: 95 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 2013)

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LES HAUTS DE PONTET-CANET 2010
AC Pauillac

258491 (XD) 750mL $62.85

TASTING NOTE: One of the most expressive wines of the tasting - red fruited, seductive. Very fresh and beautifully balanced between that fresh red and black fruit and just the right firmness of tannins. Very long and harmonious. Drink 2017 to 2027 Score: 17 (Superior) (out of 20) (Julia Harding, MW, jancisrobinson.com, Aug. 6, 2013)

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CHÂTEAU LAFON-ROCHET 2010
AC Saint-Estèphe, 4e Cru

257295 (XD) 750mL $84.85

TASTING NOTE: With the release of this hugely tannic wine, this serious chateau -- under the direction of the Tesseron family, which also owns Château Pontet-Canet -- continues its recent upward progress. The structure currently hides opulent fruit that holds great promise for the future. With both power and richness, there's a long life ahead. Score: 93 (Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, Feb. 2013)

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BONACCORSI SEBASTIANO VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2010
Santa Rita Hills

368225 (XD) 750mL $51.95

TASTING NOTE: Astonishingly deep in flavor, offering an explosion of the ripest cherries and raspberries imaginable. Additional notes of toasty oak, brown sugar and cinnamon spice make this Pinot irresistible, while the acidity brings all the richness to life. Drink now-2016. Score: 94 (Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, June 1, 2013)

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TAWSE ROBYN'S BLOCK CHARDONNAY 2010
VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula

662841 (D) 750mL $45.95

TASTING NOTE: This has always been my favorite Chardonnay from Tawse. The '10 vintage, with all its heat, has produced a fuller and rounder wine, than recent vintages. Medium to full bodied, it is the oak which dominates at this early stage: vanilla, smoke, caramel, spice and cream meshes with apple/ pear purée and pineapple. The mouth is creamy and round with excellent length and a long, smokey aftertaste. Score: 92 (Evan Saviolidis, evanwinesavvy.com, Aug. 2012)

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PLANETA CHARDONNAY 2010
IGT Sicilia

109652 (XD) 750mL $38.95

TASTING NOTE: Starts off milky and then turns to minerals, sliced apples, mangos and honey. Full body, with bright acidity and nutty, almond, apple and hints of tropical fruit. Drink now or hold. Score: 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Nov. 20, 2012)

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BLINDFOLD 2012
Napa

374207 (XD) 750mL $39.95

TASTING NOTE: A distinctive combination of 35% Chardonnay, 20% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and small quantities of Riesling, Semillon, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc, the 2012 Blindfold is a sleeper of the vintage. Reminiscent of the Sine Qua Non whites from further south, it bursts with honeyed, caramelized white fruits, rose petals and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, brilliant purity and a delineation that is uncommon for a wine with so much flavor, this beauty should drink well for 2-3 years. I hope we see more blends such as this. Score: 93 (Robert Parker Jr., erobertparker.com, Oct. 2013)

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AWC winecompanion.com.au 
BC Bob Campbell, MW, bobswinereviews.com
BH burghound.com
DEC decanter.com
DWG Descorchados Wine Guide
IWC International Wine Cellar
IWR independent-wine-review.com
IWSC International Wine & Spirit Competition 
JG Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com
JR jancisrobinson.com
JS jamessuckling.com 
KS F. Paul Pacult, Kindred Spirits
MA maltadvocate.com
NM nataliemaclean.com
RP erobertparker.com
RPW rodphillipsonwine.com
TAS tastings.com 
USC Ultimate Spirits Challenge
W&S wineandspiritsmagazine.com
WA winealign.com 
WAc wineaccess.ca
WAd Whisky Advocate
WB Whisky Bible
WE Wine Enthusiast
WF winefront.com.au 
WN Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com
WS winespectator.com


All bottles are 750 mL unless otherwise noted.
Stock may be transferred between stores four weeks after release.
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