CHATEAU CANADA - 2001
As my Toronto vacation continues, I found it hard to resist picking out a bottle from a friend's cellar called Chateau Canada. After all, the country just celebrated Canada Day so I doubt there is a more appropriate wine available at the nearest LCBO.
This Bordeaux Superieur made from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon is a medium-bodied dry red table wine with muted plum aromas. A bit flat, with lackluster dark fruit flavors that turn bland and slightly tart on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Hard to recommend this slightly below average offering. It was fairly easy to drink with no harsh tannins or alcohol burn but it lacked enjoyment beyond the interesting name on the label.
The night did have a silver lining. We finished up with a terrific bottle of Rasteau Cotes Du Rhone that was light and packed with tremendous blackberry jam flavors. Simply delicious.