Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: Passadouro Vinho Tinto
By Tony Aspler
This 2008 table wine from Douro, Portugal, is produced from port grapes. It is a dense purple-black in colour and has a nose of blackcurrant, vanilla and spice. It is medium-bodied with floral-spicy flavours of blackberry and dark chocolate and has a firm structure.
Food match: pepper steak; blue cheese.
$21.95 LCBO Vintages #267997
Tony Aspler is Post City’s wine columnist. He has written 14 books on wine and food and also created the Ontario Wine Awards. He can be heard on 680News.