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2023 Wine Butler RQ Limited Release Program

Every year we feature 5 extraordinary wines. Comparable wines at the LCBO would retail for over $35 per bottle…

We secure only a small amount and they are yours first-come-first served.

Batches come in 28 bottles for $249. Please Note: These wines are not eligible with any other promotions or discounts. 

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Here is a breakdown of what is in store for our limited release program for 2023!

DECEMBER 2022: AUSTRALIAN GRENACHE SHIRAZ MOURVEDRE

The Cassowary, fierce flightless bird native to Australia’s Forests.

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Oak: Medium Body: Medium Sweetness: Dry

Aromatic and feathery yet passionately intense, VIVID embodies new-world sophistication as the most distinguished blend in the room! Charming with its complex red fruit flavours, this spicy Australian Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre extrovert is not only socially adored, but a fiery entertainer with a vibrant and invigorating personality.

Tasting Notes: Spicy flare with a nose of juicy red fruits and ripe cherries. Smoked meatiness and chocolate flavour on the palate. Tannins are feathery and velvety smooth.

Food Pairings: rings A sublime pairing for Braised Beef Stew, Lamb & Rosemary Pie or Chicken Schnitzel.

JANUARY 2023: AUSTRALIAN SEMILLION SAUVIGNON BLANC

The Humpback Whale, graceful acrobat within Australia’s crystal blue Coastlines.

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Oak: Light Body: Light Sweetness: Dry

Making a splash with its premium signature style, MAJESTIC swirls an instant attraction. Fruit driven and regally crisp, this fragrant Australia Semillion Sauvignon Blanc sings harmoniously together. Beautifully balanced with a graceful succulence, never has a spectacular blend been so melodically intriguing.

Tasting Notes: A fresh bouquet of ripe apples, pear and gooseberry with a hint of oak. Delicate grassy and herbaceous flavour notes. Deliciously aromatic with a medium-long finish.

Food Pairings: An enchanted match for Oven Roasted Cherry Tomato Salmon Trout, Grilled Garlic & Herb Prawns or Creamy Chicken Risotto.

FEBRUARY: AUSTRALIAN MERLOT

The Leafy Sea Dragon, spectacular fish camouflaged in cool reefs off the Southern and Western coasts of Australia.

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Oak: Medium Body: Medium Sweetness: Dry

Velvety, sensual and romantic at heart, ALLURING sparks an undeniable attraction worthy of turning heads around the globe. Ripe and plush with a soft finish, this arousing plummy Australian Merlot pulls you right into the glass. Adored for its wildly popular taste and easy-going charm, it’s not surprising that this irresistible beauty captivates winemakers everywhere.

Tasting Notes: Wonderfully fleshy with big hits of plum, jam, raisin and red berries. Gently spiced, silky tannins and a smoky oak finish, round out a phenomenally suave demeanour.

Food Pairings: Pairs beautifully with Root Vegetable Pork Roast, Gruyère Potatoes au Gratin or Peppery Sausage Lasagna.

MARCH: SOUTH AFRICAN PINOTAGE

The Gemsbok, stunning gatekeeper of arid South African Deserts.

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Oak: Heavy Body: Full Sweetness: Dry

Distinctly striking and audacious, DAZZLING fearlessly claims your attention with its stunning profile. Delivering an unforgettable smoky aroma, this uniquely famous South African Pinotage is proudly bolder than its predecessors Cinsault and Pinot Noir. Thrilling palettes with coffee flavours, you can expect this admired powerhouse to entice legions of fans the world over.

Tasting Notes: Upfront smoky aromas, prunes and blackberries on the nose. Indulgent espresso on the palate makes for a remarkably firm and unique pour.

Food Pairings: Impressive pairing for Coffee Rubbed Ribs, Braai Portobello Burgers or Beef & Mustard Seed Curry.

APRIL: SOUTH AFRICAN CHENIN BLANC CHARDONNAY VIOGNIER

The Cape Leopard, legendary survivor of South Africa’s rugged Mountain Ranges.

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Oak: Unoaked Body: Medium Sweetness: Dry

Intriguingly floral and luxuriously lithe, ELEGANT upholds an impressive and well-balanced swagger. This exceptionally bright South African Chenin Blanc Chardonnay Viognier is exquisitely adaptive and wildly versatile. Lingering citrus notes and herbaceous aromas inspire a stylish, respected and fiercely beloved blend that lingers long past its first encounter.

Tasting Notes: Divine pink grapefruit, pear, peach, lemon and citrus aromas burst like sunshine on the palate! Floral undertones and delicate spice leave a nuanced mouthfeel.

Food Pairings: Couple with Sage Butter Chicken, Pan-Roasted Lobster with Chive Beurre Blanc or Grilled Pork & Apple Salad.

*$3.90 In Tax Not Included. Bottles Not Included -bring your own or $1.10 per bottle. Crafts approximately 14 750ml bottles. Must be 19+. Takes 6- 8 weeks to process. Wine Butler is typically full 1-2 weeks in advance for bottling. Not valid with any other offers! This offer is not retroactive in any circumstance. Existing orders will not be cancelled or modified.

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