Consignment Wines


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Laurenz V ‘Silver Bullet’ Grüner Veltliner 2008
Kamptal DAC, Austria $27.95 500 mL 13.0% alcohol
Unique in many ways—300-metre altitude single vineyard, 500 mL screw cap bottle; 40% fermented on the skins. Aromas of apple, ground pepper and minerality provide segue to a charming, generously textured wash of ripe peach, grapefruit and lemon-lime tangy flavour. It’s medium bodied and deftly balanced with a monumental crisp and refreshing aftertaste—it was tough to spit. A fifth generation vigneron—hence the Roman numeral ‘V’ in the winery name—Laurenz Moser fashioned a gem here. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Kylix Wines via phone in the GTA 905-882-1999 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (Vic Harradine)

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Leopold Grüner Veltliner 2009
Kamptal, Austria $15.50 12.5% alcohol
One of the top Grüners tasted in this price bracket. Lovely aromas of crisp green apple, mineral and lemongrass provides segue for crisp and refreshing lemon-lime sherbet, grapefruit and tangy green plum washing over the palate in waves. It’s mid weight with good mouth feel and zesty finish. Order by the case for office or home delivery from agent Geoff Skeggs via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . (Vic Harradine)

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Ewald Gruber ‘Selektion - Hundspoint’ Grüner Veltliner 2010
Niederösterreich, Austria $21.50 13.0% alcohol
Classic aromas of spice and citrus mingle with orchard fruit providing segue to a broad-based palette of flavours with tropical fruit, citrus and spice infused yellow plum among them. It’s light-medium bodied and nicely textured with a crisp, refreshing aftertaste of racy white grapefruit. Pair with pan-seared prawns, scallops or calamari rings. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Tenuta Maggiore ‘Clelia’ Nebbiolo 2006
Vino da Tavola, Italy $18.35 13.5%
Meaty, gamy and cedar aromas waft easily from this mid-weight, nicely textured red. Black currant, juicy dark cherry and ripe mulberry interweave with exotic spice and earthy notes on the palate and dry, well-balanced finish. There’s perceptible tannin with good acidity and up-front fruit that’s woven together in this tidy package. There’s also good value in this table-friendly red; pour alongside grilled, smoked back ribs. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Nigl ‘Gartling’ Grüner Veltliner 2010
Kremstal, Austria $19.99 11.0% alcohol
One of the more notable entrants in a recent line-up of Grüners, this is flavourful, value-packed and fashioned by one of the region’s top producers. Crisp, clean and refreshing aromas and flavours wash over the palate—white peach, minerality, apple and racy citrus. It’s mid weight with good mouth feel and a lip-smacking finish. Order by the case for office or home delivery from agent Aaron Shaw via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Vic Harradine)

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Rabl ‘Spiegel’ Grüner Veltliner 2010
Kamptal, Austria $15.95 12.5% alcohol
This is a value-packed beauty bolting from the glass with lifted aromas and lively freshness. There’s floral, nectarine and minerality on the nose before riding a river of tang with white peach, grapefruit and lemon sherbet to the fore. It’s medium bodied and generously textured finishing in a crisp, mouth-watering, blaze of flavour. Deft balance allows this to be so versatile with food, give it a go with your favourite pan-seared fish or sea food. Order by the case for office or home delivery from agent Aaron Shaw via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Vic Harradine)

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Pellassa ‘Antaniolo Riserva’ Roero 2007
DOCG Roero, Italy $35.50 14.5% alcohol
Quiet aromas of dark berry fruit, tar and a wisp of lilac provide segue to a tangy, juicy river of flavour with red cherry, pomegranate and black plum compote to the fore. Mid weight with good mouth feel, this Nebbiolo sports a monumental, well-balanced aftertaste—blackberry and strawberry mingling with tar and espresso roast. Surprisingly smooth and friendly at this point, it’ll improve with two more years in bottle. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Pellassa ‘Bricco Enrichetta’ Langhe 2009
DOC Langhe, Italy $16.65 13.5% alcohol
Floral notes, sandalwood and dark plum aromas on the nose, this balanced flavourful blend—Barbera, Dolcetto and Freisa—provides a medium-bodied, nicely textured wash of blueberry, red and black currant and red cherry that’s lively and tangy on the palate and crisp, dry finish. The aftertaste’s adorned with ripe berry fruit and spice. Lovely sipped as an aperitif, it really shines with thin-crust, meat-laden pizza. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Pellassa ‘San Pancrazio’ Barbera d’Alba 2010
DOCG Barbera d’Alba, Italy $22.95 14.0% alcohol
Racy, lively and full of nerve and verve, this fronts up well with a mixed deli board, spicy wings or spicy meat-laden pizza. Red cherry, watermelon and mixed field berry fruit bathe the palate infusing the aftertaste along with spice and hi-toned red currant. It’s uncomplicated, mid weight and delivers good mouth feel. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Pellassa ‘San Vito’ Roero Arneis 2010
DOCG Roero Arneis, Italy $21.35 13.5% alcohol
High-toned aromas of orchard fruit and minerality meld with wisps of floral in this silky-textured, drop-dead gorgeous, white wine. Mouth-filling white peach, honeydew melon and tangy citrus persist through the lip-smacking aftertaste. It’s mid weight and well balanced combining ripe fruit and racy acidity to perfection. Good structure and oomph here; it’s divine on its own and über-divine with white pizza or Caesar salad with grilled chicken strips. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Pellassa ‘Sot’ Nebbiolo d’Alba 2007
DOCG Nebbiolo d’Alba, Italy $26.10 14.0% alcohol
Subdued on the nose with cherry/berry and floral aromas, this ramps it up on the palate with endless waves of flavour—tangy bramble berry, racy cranberry and black licorice interwoven with nuances of toast and mixed spice. It’s held in check by a firm tannin underpinning for now and full of promise for the future. Everything’s in balance and rarin’ to go after a three-hour aeration/decant or two more years in bottle. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)

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Weinberghof Fritsch ‘Erste Lage - Schlossberg’ Grüner Veltliner 2010
Wagram, Austria $31.70 13.0% alcohol
Don’t be surprised to see this bio-dynamic gem popping up on tony wine lists; it’s a stunning rendition of what can be done with this grape. Think of ‘Erste Lage’ as a Grand Cru vineyard. This is complex and structured with mind-bending flavours of blood orange, white peach and lemon chiffon pie. It’s mid weight with a silky-smooth, generous texture and a lip-smacking, crisp, refreshing finish. Order by the case delivered to your home or office from Nokhrin Wines. (Vic Harradine)