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GAMAY NOIR 2016 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer TAWSE
Bright medium deep red colour. Slightly spicy, bright, fresh, ripe apple-cherry-plum nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, spicy, very tangy, apple-cherry-plum flavours with a crisp, unoaked finish;. Ready-to-drink. Has 12.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. The 2014 (**/**+) was released on June 10, 2017 at $19.20. CSPC 322545
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Taw Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Vibrant, Ripe Apple-Cherry
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: Five years deep the Tawse gamay continues down a (Côte de Brouilly) Beaujolais cru road with a consistency of style, making use of one fifth new oak for eight months. The fruit darkens to variegated inflections of blackberry and black cherry with a decidedly toasty char. A silty streak of mineral salts runs through this meaty gamay like a vein of sapid caramel in a roll of bresaola. There is quite a bit of gastronomy in the '16 so it should be both food versatile and develop further character for two to three years. I see some liquorice, porchetta and rouladen in its not too distant future. Drink 2017-2020. Tasted October 2017. Score - 89 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, Nov. 5, 2017) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 9, 2018
Cases bought 131 (12 bottles per case)

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