LCBO Sale Pick of the Week: April 10

We want you to drink only good wine. And to never overpay. Since our kwäf Taste Buds are drinking all the time anyway—we mean, tasting all the time—we’re happy to pick out the super star values and pass them on to you. One good wine at a time, just because we care. Find these wines on sale at the LCBO, and enjoy!  Sign up to receive weekly picks.

Torres Gran Coronas 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (Penedès, Spain)

Sale $18.00, Regular $19.00
Discount (until April 27): $1.00
LCBO #36483 | 750 mL bottle

Tastes like: Big, big, big berry and plum fruit, vanilla and coffee with a hint of toast/smoke.
Pairs with: Chile con carne, beef burgers, braised brisket, BBQ.
Good for: Breaking out the charcoal ’Q! Spring is here!
Drink this: Now through 2020.
Alcohol: 13.5%

Why we're drinking this
Torres has set the bar for big cabs from the Penedès region of Spain. The wines can offer incredible value, drinking as if they cost two or three times the price. The quality of Spanish wines has risen rapidly over the past 15+ years due to modernization and foreign investment, so if you haven’t had a Spanish wine lately, now’s the time. Fire up the BBQ and grab a ribeye!

Tasting note
This is a big, juicy wine with formidable structure. You’ll find aromas and flavours of blackberries, blueberries and dark plum, and savory notes of black tea and black olive. It’s got some weight in the mouth and the tannins are pronounced. This is a good thing. The wine will stand up to and enhance foods with big flavours and textures. It will improve with further ageing, too, but it’s pretty darn good right now.

Find it at your LCBO
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Torres Gran Coronas 2010 Cab Sauv | kwäf LCBO Pick April 10

This week's selection by kwäf Taste Bud  Dick Snyder