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BARREL AGED GAMAY NOIR 2019 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KEW VINEYARDS
A REPEAT of the 2019 (**) with 87.5-points that was released on May 15, 2021 at $17.95. Here is my previous note: Unoaked Gamay Noir is a success story in Ontario and this barrel aged edition is somewhat unusual as it adds a level of complexity that will not necessarily appeal to everyone. Fairly deep purple red in colour, the nose is quite savoury with some spicy, faintly sour (in a fairly nice way) plum-crancherry fruit with mineral notes and a touch of cedar. Itís very dry, medium-light bodied and quite spicy with very bright, complex, rather savoury, plum-crancherry flavours with a crisp, fairly high acid, somewhat earthy, sandalwood-tinged finish. Quite ready to drink, it has 13% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number 200519 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Aged 9 months in French and American oak only 440 cases were made. Try with hamburgers. Tasted once. CSPC 515270
Type Red Table Wine
Agent KEW Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **(87.5 points)
Dry, Tangy, Savoury
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: Kew 2019 Gamay Noir is fragrant with smoky, spicy red plum and red berry aromas on the nose. Bright and juicy with raspberry, red berry, tart cherry and black pepper spice smooth and silky on the palate. Pour with a duck confit or roast turkey. This winery is housed in a historic 160-year-old home in Niagara. Drink: 2021-2024. Best Value Wine. Score - 90 (nataliemaclean.com, May 22, 2021) Price $ 17.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 8, 2022
Cases bought 83 (12 bottles per case)

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