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THE MAGICIAN SHIRAZ/PINOT NOIR 2019 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer REIF ESTATE
This just-released 2019 edition of The Magician is the best yet. Only 56 cases are available in 41 stores. Extremely deep intense purple colour. Attractive, complex, intense, faintly spicy, ripe, plum-cherry-raspberry-cassis fruit on the nose with some gently cedary, red licorice notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, rich, fairly dense and well structured with very ripe, plum-cherry-cassis fruit flavours and cedary notes on the lingering, bright finish. Only a portion of the actual blend of 83% Shiraz and 17% Pinot Noir is kiln dried for 3 weeks (appasssimento-inspired) and aged for 24 months in a mix of French oak. It has 13.5% alcohol, under 2 g/L residual sugar and a hefty 6.5 g/L total acidity and comes in an extremely heavy bottle with a wax sealed cork. Itís wonderfully approachable now and you can also get it directly from the winery. CSPC 246413
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Rei Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(92 points)
Solid, Rich, Ripe, Harmonious
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: This unique blend shows the magical ingenuity of Niagara winemakers. It's 80% Syrah and 20% Pinot Noir, with a silky-smooth palate, hints of ripe raspberry, luscious cassis, suggestions of licorice root, and hibiscus tea on the finish. Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 3, 2024
Cases bought 56 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Not Presented   * Below Average   *+ OK   ** Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding ***+ Exceptional

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