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An award-winnng weekly columnist for Canada's top newpapers including the National Post, Globe & Mail and Financial Times
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Friday, August 19, 2022


About Vintage Asessments
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Perfect Hot Summer Day Red
A RECOMMENDED BEST BUY
DRY, FRESH, BRIGHT & HARMONIOUS
PERFECT FOR BBQ SALMON

Croatia's indigenous Plavac Mali thrives in the southern coastal region of Dalmatia. It's medium red colour with an attractive, slightly floral, bright, fresh, ripe, plum-cherry puree nose. Dry and medium-light bodied, its well-balanced, plummy fruit flavours are followed up with a cherry-blueberry finish. Versatile and ready-to-drink with only 12% alcohol and light on tannins. Originally launched in Vintages, it's now available in 100 LCBO stores. This newly-shipped 2019 is the best yet (89-points) and comes with a screwcap closure.
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Linked notes & scores for VINTAGES - January to August

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July 16 Vintages Release
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linked July 16 Buyers Guide

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THE BIRTH OF VINTAGES


In October 1973 the LCBO opened its first Vintages outlet.  In those days it was called the Rare Wines & Spirits Shop & was initially located in a tiny small third floor room at 43 Freeland Street. It then moved to an upscale location across from St. Lawrence Market.
See
my original Toronto Life feature from March 1974
when BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE BRUT RD 1961 was just $16.45



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August 13 Vintages Release
new reviews now posted
see the Catalogue with 20 previously-released late arrivals

see our linked August 13 Summary with case numbers

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August 27 Vintages Release

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