Cathedral Cellar Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine 2010 WO Western Cape South Africa, +462762, $16.95 Vintages: this probably the closest non-Champagne I have ever had, one that tastes like Champagne – creamy, small bubbles, great mousse and nose, yeasty biscuit character, and some aging with hazelnuts. It is Traditional Method (MC) of secondary fermentation in the bottle, and it is now 6.5 years old. Made mainly from chardonnay with some pinot noir and two years ageing on the lees. 12% ABV. Please bring it back !! Quality/Price rating is 93 points by Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures.
Thelema Mountain Vineyards Sutherland Chardonnay 2012 WO Elgin South Africa, +146423, $15.95 Vintages: another fine chardonnay from South Africa, with both fresh fruit and toasty butterscotch plus some great bottle aging, a very over-the-top wine but not heavily oaked. Extremely long length, with a tang. 13.5% ABV. Very affordable and worth while. Buy it all up! And LCBO, please bring it back!! Quality/Price rating is 91 points by Dean Tudor of Gothic Epicures.