Ottawa, ON

March 2018


Matt’s review: An impressive and super value-priced red blend of Touriga Nacional, Jaen, and Trincadeira from one of the oldest and most storied wine regions in Portugal, the Dão. Rich and fragrant with an inviting bouquet of plum, dark fruit, currant, clove, pepper, smoky bacon, graphite, and a hint of sous bois. Its well structured with great acidity and ample yet very smooth tannins, making this delicious wine ideally suited for enjoying with Leitao (suckling pig), Espetada (grilled beef kebabs), Presunto (dry-cured ham), or Chourico (smoked sausage), to name a few top picks. Enjoy over the next 5+ years. A buy by the case wine! Tasted March 2018. 91+ points. Matt Steeves –

AltivoThe Altivo 2015 was a huge hit at LCBO in 2017.  At $12.95 it offered unparalleled value.  The LCBO Vintages has this wine under consideration to release later this year, which would be another vintage to buy by the case.