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|ESTATE CABERNET/MERLOT 2012 VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
||HENRY OF PELHAM
|Not presented at the press and/or consultants preview in the LCBO lab. Here is my previous note for this 4th REPEAT: Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, very slightly earthy, plum-cherry-apple nose with lots of cedary notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, spicy, ripe slightly baked plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, cedary, fairly high acid, licorice-sandalwood-tinged finish. Best with steak. Has 13.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with no screwcap closure. TONY ASPLER / 88.5-points / BUY - Cedary, plum and currant nose with spicy oak notes; medium-bodied, dry, savoury black currant and plum flavours with lively acidity and ripe tannins. You can safely ignore the outdated tasting note appearing on the LCBO website which was reduced on three most recent tastings to 88.5-points.
||Red Table Wine
Ripe, Spicy, Cedary
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
|TASTING NOTE: Appearance: light purple. Nose: bright notes of red and blueberries, floral and exotic spice. Taste: medium to full bodied, pure, brilliantly structured and balanced, tannins are firm, but well incorporated and needed, this red will age for up to 12-15 years, easily, and benefit from it, lingering, long finish here, I tasted it along some serious Bordeaux and this local beauty stood the test. Score - 92 (Tony Aspler, tonyaspler.com, Oct. 24, 2014)
||vintages release - March 31, 2018
||95 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
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