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SAQ–LCBO rematch II

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Showdown time again. The latest issue (November 13th release) of the LCBO’s Vintages magazine has arrived. And with the holidays looming, it’s a biggie.

SAQ / LCBO

$15.65 / $16.95 Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Sonoma
$15.95 / $13.95 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2009 Casablanca Valley
$18.35 / $19.95 Kenwood Zinfandel 2007 Sonoma County
$18.55 / $15.95 Terra d’Aligi Tatone Monepulciano d’Abruzzo 2006
$19.25 / $19.95 Santa Rita Medalla Real Cabernet Savuignon 2007 Maipo Valley
$19.80 / $21.95 Campillo Reserva Rioja 2004
$19.90 / $18.95 Tabali Reserva Especial Chardonnay 2008 Limari Valley
$21.85 / $19.95 Oyster Bay Pinot Noir 2009, Marlborough
$23.85 / $23.95 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz 2008, Barossa
$24.45 / $23.95 Lodola Nuova Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Ruffino 2007
$25.15 / $27.95 Tinto Pesquera Ribera del Duero 2007
$27.15 / $29.95 Travaglini Nebbiolo Gattinara 2004
$27.70 / $27.95 Guigal Gigondas 2006
$29.75 / $28.95 Le Volte Ornellaia 2008 IGT Toscana
$30.75 / $33.95 Kumeu River Estate Chardonnay 2007
$35.25 / $34.95 Bodegas Callia Grand Callia 2006 San Juan
$39.50 / $44.95 Domaine la Roquète, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007
$41.50 / $43.95 Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Riserva 2006
$44.50 / $49.95 Torbreck The Steading 2006 Barossa Valley
$50.50 / $49.95 Montes Purple Angel 2007 Colchagua Valley
$56.50 / $54.95 Duckhorn Merlot 2007 Napa
$72.25 / $69.95 Inniskillin Riesling Icewine Niagara 2007 (375 ml)

The SAQ comes out on top again, albeit barely, with cheaper prices on 12 of the 22 overlapping wines. And, let it be noted, a couple of those wins are squeakers.

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Written by carswell

November 12, 2010 at 18:02

Posted in Shoot-out

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