Sale $15.95, Regular
Discount (until February 2): $1.00
LCBO #327320 | 750 mL bottle
Tastes like: Fresh ripe blueberry, plum and black cherry, with a hint of cedar
Pairs with: A big juicy roast beef sandwich with lots of drippy jus and horseradish
Good for: Planning a trip to the country
Drink this: Now through 2016
Why we're drinking this
We were seduced by the fantastic and delectable Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz, but at $35.95 it’s a special occasion tipple for most of us. Are You Game is a solid lady in waiting, with plenty of fresh fruit and a gorgeous, perfumed nose. Coming from the cooler Victoria region, it’s lower in alcohol than typical Aussie Shiraz, which is nice—it makes it easier to drink the whole bottle.
Classic, crowd-pleasing Shiraz aromas of sweet red and black berries, black cherry and only the slightest touch of oak, which you pick up as a delicate cigar box whiff. The palate is just as lively—it’s got a nice touch of acidity, which keeps the palate fresh and makes it a good wine to pair with a wide range of substantial dishes. It’s also a nice sipper—the fruit is just lovely, and everything is in balance.
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This week's selection by wine writer and CityBites.ca Editor - Dick Snyder