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|KEW SOLDIER'S GRANT 2018 VQA Niagara Peninsula
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|This unique partial appassimento Kew limited edition estate red has a deep intense purple-red colour. The nose shows lots of complexity with intense, somewhat earthy, faintly savoury, ripe plum-crancherry fruit along with cedar-sandalwood notes. It’s dry, medium to medium-full bodied and quite well structured with intense, tangy, maturing, ripe, plum-crancherry flavours followed up by a lingering, crisp, somewhat savoury, very faintly bitter, cedar-sandalwood finish. Pretty much at its peak - it pairs with well-marbled steaks or roast duck. It has 14.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah and 22% Cabernet Franc - the latter is partially appassimento as 64% of the Cab Franc grape clusters (14% of the total wine) are kiln-dried for 100 days taking sugar levels to 31º brix (from 21º for fresh portion). The final blend was aged for 18 months in French and American oak. A one-of-kind Canadian red.
||Red Table Wine
Dry, Intense, Complex, Ripe, Cedary
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
|TASTING NOTE: This blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Syrah and 22% Cabernet Franc is made in the
appassimento style, employing a portion of dried grapes to add oomph and depth before the wine is aged 18 months in
a combo of French and American oak. Expect layers of dark fruit and spice, and pour with hearty meat dishes and
stews. [The National Wine Awards of Canada did not include a tasting note.] Score - 90 (National Wine Awards of Canada,
||vintages release - March 19, 2022
||180 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - NOT PRESENTED * Very Basic *+ OK
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent *** Outstanding ***+ Superb