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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Bokke Wines Portfolio Tasting
11. The Date and Time: Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Event: Bokke Wines Portfolio Tasting
The Venue: Spence Gallery
The Target Audience: media, private clients
The Availability/Catalogue: most of the wines are not available at the LCBO but must be privately ordered.
The Quote/Background: There was also a chance to view the collections of the gallery, to taste Village Press olive oils (from New Zealand), and some cheeses from Leslieville cheeses. Bokke specializes in South African wines but also represents wines from other regions.
The Wines: About 19 wines were presented.
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Nativo White 2010 Swartland, $24.60 retail (chenin and viognier)
-Lammershoek Syrah 2006 Swartland, $34.50
-Vilijoensdrift Serenity 2005 [Meritage], $23.95 at Vintages.
-CapeDreams Sauvignon Blanc 2010, $14.25
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Nativo Red 2008 Swartland, $26.55 (5 red grapes plus viognier)