Trapiche Extra Brut

LCBO#: 262261
Price: $12.95
Made in: Argentina
By: Penaflor/Trapiche

This Argentinian Sparkling blends very well Chardonnay, Semillon and Malbec grapes. Yeasty nose at first, but the grapes come out with hints of apples. The mouthfeel is dry, but not extreme. Flavours are even milder, but much of the same as the aromas. Finish is short. All-in-all, this is a great Sparkling for the price. Classy looking bottle, light sourness in the mouth. Yep, we would buy more of this, anytime.

Rating: 3.8/5

Diva Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon VQA

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Price: $14.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Legends Estate Winery
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
2012

This blended white Ontarian wine has aromas of pears, white grapes (sourness), with notes of alcohol and burnt wood. The sourness does show in the beginning of the taste, but the sweetness does come in to help things. Alcohol is still present here, but nothing too offensive. An overall easy-drinking white wine for get-togethers with friends. Fruity and refreshing for summer.

Rating: 3.3/5

Astica Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013

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Price: $7.95
Made in: Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
By: Bodegas Trapiche
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon

This blend from Argentina does not smell a lot, but traces of smoked wood, maybe tobacco and leather. Weird for a white wine (Cab Sauvignon anyone ??). Nothing offensive really though. The taste is a little more present with the white grapes, the fruitiness, mild dryness in the finish with light sourness lingering in the aftertaste. Again, nothing wrong here and pretty good for the price. One of those wine we could buy lots for the summer when people come over and you want to serve it on the patio… nice and cool.

Rating:3.2/5

Day Trippers Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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LCBO#: 280784
Price: $10.10
Made in: Australia
By: De Bortoli Wines
Varietal: Semillion/Sauvignon Blanc

The semillon takes a little over the usual fruity aromas of the Sauvignon Blanc. It is more on the sweet side of thing, reminding us of some Chardonnay. The mouthfeel is wet with just a tad of dryness in the finish. Sweet, sour and zesty with flavours. Citrus, grapes and other refreshing fruits. Great with the salad we just had. Alright nose, but great balanced flavours. Really good for the price.

Rating: 3.7/5

Luccios Crémant De Bordeaux Brut

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Price: $14.95
Made in: Bordeaux, France
By: S.C.A. Vignerons De Saint-Pey-Génissac
Varietal: Sémillon, Muscadelle

95% Sémillon, 5% Muscadelle. This French sparkling wine is very well-balanced overall. Yeast nose with a citrus tang and notes of fruit sweetness. A nice crisp mouthfeel which makes this one quite refreshing. A little dry with some mild sourness in the taste, a touch of sweetness and a smooth finish with some fruits, grains and yeast. Quite nice.

Rating: 4.2/5