Every month, our buyers select two wines to feature. These special selections over-deliver on price, quality and value.
Two regional standouts
CHÂTEAU DE BERNE TERRES DE BERNE ROSÉ 2017
AP Côtes de Provence, France
278861 (XD) 750 mL $17.95
TASTING NOTE: This elegant pink wine blends Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache Noir and serves up aromas and flavours of juicy apricot, fresh apple and wild Provençal herbs. It’s quite impressively structured around a firm backbone of brilliant acidity and culminates in a dry, savoury finish. Serve chilled with barbecued herb-crusted chicken. (Vintages panel, April 2018)
Medium-bodied & Dry
SUSANA BALBO SIGNATURE MALBEC 2015
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
79798 (XD) 750 mL $19.95
Tim Atkin’s Argentina 2017 Special Report awarded this wine a score of 92.
TASTING NOTE: A lavish, powerful Malbec full of baked cherry fruit, spice and a floral touch. There is some toast crust to go with the big, rather extractive fruit, but there is a definite freshness here too. Drinking Window 2017-2024. Score: 92 (decanter.com, Oct. 1, 2017)
Full-bodied & Smooth