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L.J. Palmer

L.J. Palmer

14 hours, 8 minutes ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

A great value wine!One of the LCBO's undiscovered gems! Pale lemon coloured dry wine with a pronounced aroma of lemon, sweet lime, apple, pear, white floral notes, passion fruit, and white grapefruit. Refreshing acidity and a palate of tart lime, apple, lemon, passion fruit, white floral and white grapefruit. This wil work well with grilled chicken and fish and be a great all around summer sipper.

Barcelona Brut Reserva

Vilarnau Barcelona Brut Reserva Cava

Penedès D.O., Spain
7 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 90/100

A surfeit of bubbles; fine bubbles that last and last! Pronounced aroma of apple, lemon and pear with a very creamy and rich mouth feel. Palate confirms the rich apple, lemon and pear taste. A dry, medium bodied and very flavourful sparkling that we sampled with Blue (cheese) Benedictin cheese biscuits with Speck (smoked prosciutto) and soft surface ripened cheese. A sparkling wine worth seeking out!

Grands Landes

Château La Fleur Grands Landes 2015

Montagne-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France
8 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Deep, dark ruby, dry, medium bodied, with a pronounced aroma of dark cherry, black plum, spice, blueberry, vanilla, dried fruit, blackberry and earthiness. On the palate the plummy note continues along with dark fruit and spice, earthiness and dried fruit. Wine is balanced with silky tannins and a medium finish featuring dark fruit and earthiness. This wine, with its pleasing acidity will pair well with grilled lamb chops with thyme and rosemary or beef Wellington.

7 Year Gran Reserva

Anciano 7 Year Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2009

Valdepenas, Spain
20 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

A true hidden gem; deep intense red with a garnet rim, smooth and plush mouthfeel, with fine grained and mellow tannins. The wine has a pronounced nose featuring intense dark fruit, black cherry, dark plum, sweet spice, cinnamon, a fragrant floral note, and lots of vanilla from the 18 months aging in oak .Lovely rich dark fruit on the palate, with vanilla and spic. A medium long finish of rich black fruit and sweet spice. This red wine is mellow enough to drink with grilled or roast chicken and is an excellent sipper.

23 days ago

L.J. scored this wine: 89/100

Bright and pale lemon colour with a puckering mouthfeel.Aromas of sweet apple juice, pear, lime zest, cut grass, tree fruit almond and marzipan. A medium length finish of bright puckering citrus. Will pair nicely with simple grilled white fish, with herbs and olive oil and the wine has enough body to pair well with grilled salmon finished with a squeeze of lemon.

L.J. Palmer

Current Fav Wine

Cool climate Burgundian chardonnay

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