KWV The Vinecrafter Chenin Blanc

LCBO#: 18689
Price: $9.95
Made in: Western Cape, South Africa
By: KWV
Year: 2016

We always love to find a new KWV product at the LCBO, as it is always inexpensive, but worth so much more. This Chenin Blanc smells sweet with some tropical fruit hints. The grapes are sweet as well in the taste, but not syrupy at all, with some mild sourness. Nice crisp mouthfeel with a decent dry finish. Very easy to drink as always. Another great KWV product that helps the wallet and has no cheap problems.

Rating: 3.7/5

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KWV Cathedral Cellar Brut

imageLCBO#: 296426
Price: $16.95
Made in: Western Cape, South Africa
By: KWV
Year: 2010

When we had the 2009 edition last year, it was full of oranges. It was good, but not great. This 2010 edition does not have the loads of oranges and seems better balanced. Citrus and honey in both aromas and taste. The nose also has sweet yeast, probably sugars and nice dry grapes, hints of apples. The mouth has a nice blend of sweet, sour and a dry bite. Much better balanced for sure than the last edition. Nothing too complex, but well worth the price.

Rating: 3.7/5

KWV Cathedral Cellar Brut

imageLCBO#: 296426
Price: $16.95
Made in: Paarl, South Africa
By: KWV
Year: 2010

Reviewed this one last year, but this is the 2010 edition and seems to be better rated. Also, we are KWB fans, so why not ? Looks like the oranges are better blended this year with the yeast that gives out hints of vanilla and some dry grapes sweetness. A little sourness in the flavours with the grapes, a dry middle and some light yeast lingering adding some nuttiness. We would have to say that this is better balanced than last year’s version. Good for the price !

Rating: 3.7/5

KWV Cathedral Cellar Brut

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LCBO#: 296426
Price: $16.95
Made in: Western Cape, South Africa
By: KWV
Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
2009

After popping the cork, a big orange aroma kicks in. The Sparkling smells quite close to orange juice. After a while, the orange notes disappear, and mild alcohol, yeast and citrus is all that is left. Not much taste as well. Light dryness with a touch of yeast in the finish. Hints of sourness. Overall, nothing offensive, but lacking much flavours, so not worth the price (as KWV wines are quite good for the price).

Rating: 3.3/5

KWV Paarl Cape Ruby

20121217-203903.jpgLCBO#: 28951
Price: $9.40
Made in: South Africa
By: KWV

Loving the KWV products at the LCBO (for price/quality), we decided to make this one our first fortified wine review. Aromas of red grapes, sugar sweetness, alcohol and hints of tobacco. The taste is quite sweet as well with the red juices, notes of caramel and other fruits. This one was quite good with cheeses, pâtés and bitter chocolates. It is nothing too crazy, and quite sweet overall, but worth the money. Recommended for LBV port drinkers who do not want to spend a good $20.

Raiting: 2.7/5

KWV Territory 61 Sauvignon Blanc

20121213-210139.jpgLCBO#: 272310
Price: $14.95
Made in: South Africa
By: KWV
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

First off, we enjoy KWV wines. This one is one of their more expensive (but still inexpensive for a wine). Contains sulphites and milk. At first, the nose is not as fruity as most Sauvignon Blanc we had. The taste is kind of farm-like. After breathing, the fruity scent comes out, but still never as powerful as most of this style. The farm flavours disappears, and the tasty white grapes appear. Well-blended between wet and dry, between sweet fruitiness and some sourness. Slight tarty yeast lingers. Decent, but better Sauvignon Blanc out there for the price. Still prefer their Chenin Blanc.

Rating: 3.2/5

Cathedral Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon (V)

LCBO # 328567
Price: $ 14.75
Made in: Western Cape, South Africa
By: KWV
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
2009

We love the entry-level wines from this winery, so this one at double the price has high expectations. Great full nose of berries (blackberries, cherries) with hints of vanilla. Beautiful mild tannins with the same notes found in the aromas. A very well-blended, easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon with light vanilla from the French oak barrel.

Raiting: 4.1/5