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OLD VINES RIESLING 2012 VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Slightly spicy, mineral-tinged, ripe lemon-apple nose. Off dry, slightly spicy, medium-light bodied, honeyed, ripe winter melon, apple puree flavours with a crisp, unoaked finish. Ready to drink. Has 12.5% alcohol and 14 g/L residual sugar. Screwcap closure. Quite similar to the recommended 2010 (**/**+) released on March 30, 2013 at $16.95. CSPC 277228
Type White Table Wine
Agent Cha Des
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Spicy, Bright, Honeyed, Apple
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
This wine won Gold Medals at the 2014 Ontario Wine Awards and the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada. TASTING NOTE: This is fine and honeyed, mineral riesling, perfectly pitched between fruit and earth, stones and fruit. The palate is fullish and off-dry, quite richly flavoured, with solid intensity - a wine of genuine complexity and length. Classy and complex. Surely a top riesling in the riper and richer style, and as usual arguably the best value riesling in the country. Tasted June 2014. Score - 91 (John Szabo, M.S., winealign.com, June 9, 2014) Price $ 16.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 21, 2015
Cases bought 119 (12 bottles per case)

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