Ottawa, ON

January 2017


Matt’s review: Jackson-Triggs’ Entourage Grand Reserve Brut 2014 is a great example of the high-quality and value-priced vintage sparkling wines coming from the Niagara Peninsula. This wine has earned top awards both internationally and here in Canada over the past few years, and having tasted the last three vintages, I’d say you’d be hard pressed to find a better vintage traditional method sparkling wine for under $30. A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, from the Niagara Peninsula, it shows a light gold colour with a complex and attractive nose complete with almond croissant, apple, pear, freshly baked lemon pie, wild flower honey, and river stone. Crisp and refreshing, the fine mousse coats and cleanses the palate leaving a fresh apple, biscuit, and mineral finish that persists until the next sip. Terrific with rich dishes, seafood, oysters on the half shell, and celebrating life’s special moments. Enjoy 2018-2025. Tasted January 2018. 91+ points. Matt Steeves –

Available at LCBO for $29.95 and at WineRack locations across Ontario