Consignment Wines

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Viña Arboleda Carmenére 2008
Aconcagua, Chile $18.95 13.5% alcohol
Characterized as ‘the grape of Chile’, Arboleda unveils this gorgeous offering. Aged in French oak with a concentrated ruby red robe, it has great aromas of ripe fruit, spice and roasted red peppers. It’s full bodied and displays spicy succulent dark fruit flavours—plums, cherries and black berries. A very approachable and finely textured wine, it has supple tannins and moderate acidity. There’s a great persistent finish with notes of cocoa. Order by the case for daily office or home delivery from Lifford Wine Agency. (Susan Desjardins)

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Viña Arboleda Merlot 2007
Aconcagua $18.95 (45864) 14.5% alcohol
The grapes for this dense opaque Merlot were hand harvested from estate vineyards then aged in new French oak for 8 months. The plush, intense plummy berry nose portends the luscious fruit-forward, spicy character of the palate. It’s medium-bodied with soft tannins, mild but sufficient acidity and a persistent fruity finish. This is a real crowd pleaser. Order by the case for daily office or home delivery from Lifford Wine Agency. (Susan Desjardins)

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Viña Seña 2006
Aconcagua, Chile $79.00 (520551) 14.5% alcohol
Following the Bordeaux tradition, owner Eduardo Chadwick has created his own unique blend—55% Cabernet Sauvignon supported by Merlot, Carmenére, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Premium fruit is hand harvested early morning, yields are limited to 3 tons per acre and the wine sees 18 months in new French oak barrels. The vineyards are in process of biodynamic certification. This thoughtful and precise approach leads to a fabulous wine! Subtle and complex aromas of cedar, ripe dark fruit, soft herbs, anise and fine floral notes herald an intense dry wine characterized by concentrated dark berry and plum fruit, spice and earthy tobacco notes that carry through on the lengthy finish. Velvety ripe tannins, fresh acidity and a fine persistent finish create a harmonious and hedonic package. Definitely age-worthy. A few bottles remain in the LCBO or order by the case for daily office or home delivery from Lifford Wine Agency. (Susan Desjardins)