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Lise Charest Gagne

Lise Charest Gagne

Babich Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Marlborough, New Zealand
646 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 90/100

VavaVoom!! Pretty dang good for $18.05! This wine has some nice characteristics for this price point! Concentrated nose of pineapple, passion fruit and yellow citrus. Some soft floral notes are hitting me too! Fresh ripe lemon / lime, with crunchy yellow mango. Not overly gooseberry or herbal either!!! It’s a great wine for oysters, salads or any pan fried white fish! I enjoyed mine with my book overlooking the lake in early spring 2022! This wine is a consistent crowd pleaser and a great introduction to good Sauvignon Blanc without breaking the bank!!!

Cordillera de los Andes Reserva Especial

Miguel Torres Cordillera de los Andes Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Maipo Valley, Chile
817 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 92/100

Full disclosure! I’m not a Cab drinker BUT when I do have some this is what I like! Cassis, blackberry, spice, mint and leather. It hints of sanguine with some herbaceous notes. It’s layered and the tannins are integrated. Yea I waited until December 2021 and I guess it’s good to go now! This would be stellar with a blue cheese burger or any red grilled meats!

Four Feathers

Featherstone Four Feathers 2020

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
926 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 90/100

Summer vibes in a glass! Tropical, zesty and refreshing at a superb price!! What more does a girl want! The 2020 vintage was terrific and it shows here! This is a delightful patio sipper! Notes of pineapple, white flowers, bright apple and lemon. Nice acidity bouncing around on the tongue with the sweetness too! Tasted in August 2021.

Purple Angel

Montes Purple Angel 2014

Colchagua Valley, Chile
1089 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 94/100

Wow. I saved this wine for a long time. It’s sensual, it’s deep and it’s racy! One of those things that I saved for last and so worth it! Dark, broody and juicy with a vibrant finish!! Delicious! Enjoyed in March 2021.

Vidal Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
1118 days ago

Lise scored this wine: 91/100

Lucious, bright, zippy, creamy. Tropical fruit, limes, apple all packaged delightfully. Soft lime zest persist parallel to honeyed brackish textures. Delightful. If you like the more expensive Sancerre you might dig this, it’s more vibrant but just the right amount! Loved it straight up after a hard day! Consumed Feb 2021.

Lise Charest Gagne




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