I normally frequent the LCBO for bottles of cheap ( >$10) wine for cooking and as something to have in the fridge, but I’ve had the opportunity to experience some really high-quality wines as well.
I’ve never had Sawmill Creek wines, but had the opportunity to try it with a recent BzzAgent promotion. I received a Wine Rack gift card which would provide two small bottles for me to try.
I had my best friend over last Friday and we made dinner at my apartment. I decided instead of having beer (which we normally do) I should use this gift card and we could have wine for the evening at home.
The most unimpressive part of this review was actually locating a convenient Wine Rack – the locations are scattered and were not in convenient places for me. I was visiting my parents for Thanksgiving and their city did not even have a Wine Rack!
My friend and I selected a tetrapack of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio which came to about $24, covered with my $25 giftcard.
I liked the fact they came in Tetrapacks, making it easier and lighter to carry than their glass counterparts. I had the Sauvignon Blanc first and it was a nice flavour, but very watery/light. It wasn’t full bodied. I’m unsure if this was specific of this particular Sauvignon Blanc or the brand.
I liked the Pinot Grigio more (my go-to), and it was very smooth and dry which I like. Overall I was impressed with the quality and price point, with each bottle being about $10, this was an inexpensive wine that was a much better product than their lower-quality counterparts.