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GROWERS BLEND PINOT NOIR 2015 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TAWSE
Faintly ambering medium deep brick red colour. Fairly intense, slightly spicy, attractive, maturing, ripe plum-cherry nose with some cedary notes. Dry, medium to medium-light bodied, slightly spicy, tangy, ripe plum-cherry-apple flavours with a faintly cedary, fairly high acid, lingering finish. Has 13% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number 20160702 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. This REPEAT of the 2016 is showing better today than when it was last released on December 9, 2017 at $25.55. TONY ASPLER / 88-points - Cedary, spicy, cherry nose with vanilla oak notes; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, red plum and red cherry flavours with a firm tannic structure. Of the 7 Pinot Noir wines being released, this is one of only two worthy of a detour! CSPC 130989
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Taw Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Bright, Ripe, Crancherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The Grower's Blend is yet another Tawse pinot noir that needs a couple of years to settle, flesh and comply so here things have loosened for change. This 2015 is prettier, softer and finer, with thanks to some maturing older vine fruit, a really workable vintage and a deeper understanding. Earthy hematic and ferric notes still persist but they are already relegated to the background, with polished cherry and strawberry fruit up front. Still delivers some grip and form behaviour but only for balance. Lovely example of Peninsula pinot noir, in the end. Drink 2017-2021. Score - 90 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, Nov. 29, 2017) Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 14, 2018
Cases bought 204 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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