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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BACHELDER
Medium red colour with a hint of amber on the edge. Still somewhat closed with gently spicy, ripe plum nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, spicy, very bright, somewhat savoury, youthful, plummy, dried cherry flavours with a lingering, crisp, fairly high acid, raspberry-anise-tinged finish. It has 12.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L2023-03-29-06 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Bottled only 7 months ago, it still needs time to evolve - perhaps another year or so. CSPC 11582
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Bac Age
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Spicy, Dry, Very Bright, Youthful
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: The Bench Pinot is sourced from the Wismer-Parke, Wismer Wild West End, Saunders, and McNally vineyards. It shows a little lighter colour in the glass than the NOTL Pinot but nose lights up with bright cherries, fresh-picked raspberries, and integrated spice notes. It's riper and denser on the palate with a melange of red berries, a touch of anise, smooth tannins, and lip-smacking freshness on the vibrant finish. Score - 91 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, May 1, 2023)` Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 21, 2023
Cases bought 112 (12 bottles per case)

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