This weather had me back to reds this week. Luckily they were pleasing and good value as it allows me something to write about in compensation for the unseasonable cold. I had the LAN at a friend's birthday party last year so I picked it up and was happily not disappointed on my second try. The Gretzky Estates is one I have had numersous times since '09 and it is developing beautifully. I just went on the LCBO product search to make sure I could get more from the spectacular 2007 Niagara Cabernet Vintage.
WAYNE GRETZKY NO. 99 ESTATE SERIES - CABERNET/MERLOT - 2007 - $ 18.95
Chocolate, cassis, tobacco, slightly savoury. Rich and silky, nicely balanced. Developed deliciously as it decanted and opened up.
LAN RESERVA - RIOJA 2004 - SPAIN- $ 19.95
Strawberry, red plum toasty and slight vanilla and spiciness on the nose. Follows through...
I am not an expert, just a discerning wine lover or amateur de vin (as the French say), but everyone has a different palate, likes and dislikes so it must be understood that any of my recommendations are personal. I just hope that you find them useful or at the very least - interesting. I also hope you enjoy my photos. It is more fun sharing then keeping them backed up on a hard drive.