Baileys Salted Caramel

LCBO#: 400259
Price: $31.05
Made in: Ireland
By: Agave R & A Bailey & Co Ltd
ABV: 17%

Salted Caramel seems to be popular nowadays, as I see it in lots of stuff, even in beers. Still, pretty much the same aromas of milky butterscotch. The taste is where is the butterscotch slightly turns on the caramel side. The saltiness though is quite mild, if there at all. Very, very close to the original Baileys, so wish it had more salt added to it. Was a nice try, but not sure we will see this one again.

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Forward Pinot Grigio Riesling

LCBO#: 427344
Price: $11.45
Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Pelee Island Vineyard Inc.
Year: 2015

This Canadian blend of Pinot Grigio and Riesling gives out pear notes in the nose at first. Citrus does eventually appear with some sour hints and decent fruity sweetness. The mouthfeel has a nice dryness with the citrus flavours. A little too much yeast lingers in the end, but overall – this is quite drinkable for the price.

Rating: 3.6/5

Viticoltori Acquesi Brachetto d’Acqui

imageLCBO#: 375667
Price: $12.90
Made in: Piedmont, Italy
By: MGM Mondo Del Vino S.R.L.

This Italian Sparkling Rosé is a low alcohol one at 6.5%, so this mean this will be a sweet one. The first big smell that comes out of this is red wine vinegar. This calms down after breathing letting the prune, apples and other berries show up. These same fruits are found in the taste. The good thing here is that the sweetness does not linger, as in not syrupy. The finish is pretty quick, so the fruit seems real, not like a cheap one with sugars. If you are into these sweet bubbly rosé, this one is actually nice… especially for the price.

Rating: 3.1/5

Apothic White

LCBO#: 419978
Total Wine#: 120321750-1
Price: $16.95
Made in: California, USA
By: E. & J. Gallo Winery

Had this one in the United States on a visit there, before it was available in Canada. Now available at the LCBO. Very sweet nose with grapes and hints of apple. Where the Apothic fame comes out, is the vanilla in the taste, in the finish especially. Not a bad wine, but gets heavy in the end. Too sweet overall, just too rich. Would not have more than one glass.

Rating: 2.8/5