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UNFILTERED PINOT NOIR 2017 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer NORMAN HARDIE
A REPEAT of the 2017 was previously released on December 12, 2020 at $45.20. Here is my updated tasting note based on a just opened bottle . Light reddish colour with a faint orange-amber tinge. Intense, complex, mineral-driven, rose hip nose with some faintly earthy, sandalwood-tinged, plum-crancherry notes - a cool climate Pinot Noir for sure. Very dry , medium bodied and reasonably well structured with some still slightly grippy, crancherry fruit flavours along with a mineral driven, lifted, lingering, faintly earthy finish. Try with salmon and poulty. It has nice mouthfeel despite only 11.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar. Screwcap closure with lot number 20180208 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 208702
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Har Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(91 points)
Bright, Crisp, Crancherry
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: Norman Hardie is one of the masters of Ontario Pinot Noir. His Niagara Pinot is made in a bright and flavourful style with vivid fruit and tremendous structure provided by grippy tannins. A Pinot suited to roast beef or meatier fish such as salmon or marlin steaks. Price $ 49.00
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 8, 2022
Cases bought 77 (12 bottles per case)

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