Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Yet another Wine Spectator Top 100 wine readily available in BC! Check out this great Italian for under $30

It doesn't get much better than this - yet another Wine Spectator Top 100 wine readily available in BC and Ontario for less than $30! 

The beautiful Allegrini 2008 Palazzo Della Torre is drinking wonderfully right now and the BC Liquor Stores have 455 bottles across the province, with 268 of those in Metro Vancouver!

And Ontario's LCBO also has this great wine for just $25,

Rated at 90 points and ranked #60 in the 2011 Wine Spectator's Top 100, this blend of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Sangiovese from the Veneto region has lots of blackberry flavours and a refined finish. 

I enjoyed it recently at La Quercia restaurant - an excellent place if you haven't been - with fried rabbit legs and chanterelles! 

But it would be a welcome dinner guest for almost any Italian meal, or whatever else you might serve with a red wine.  Don't miss out - it won't be there for long!  But don't despair if it is - the 2009 is ranked at an almost as good 89 points.

UPDATE - The always impressive Robert Parker says of the 2008 Palazao Della that it is: "Striking in this vintage. It shows remarkable harmony in a tense, mineral-infused expression of fruit. Hints of licorice, tobacco, mocha and spices develop in the glass, adding further complexity and nuance."  Okay - two great reviews and still under $30 in BC - don't wait! 

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