Norman Hardie Riesling 2016 Wine Review
Norman Hardie Riesling 2016
Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Petrol, wet river stone, love. Outboard motor on a lovely lazy summer's day ... trust me, this is a great thing. Close your eyes. Have I ever led you astray? Drink. Peach stone. Stop thinking.
Riesling food pairings: potato, chickpea and lentil green curry.
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This Norman Hardie Riesling 2016 was reviewed on September 4, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Mouthwatering acidity, with a slightly tart medium body. Bruised apple, wet stone, candied lemon peel, tart nectarine and a hint of petrol. Enjoyed with Thai yellow curry with chicken and potato and also paired well with a shrimp pad Thai. Tasted 2016 vintage in August 2017. 89 points.
|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
This Riesling, from Ontario star-producer, Norman Hardie, does not just come from his Prince Edward County holdings, nor was it sourced from Niagara. It is VQA Ontario; meaning it is likely from both.
It has the mineral structure of the county and the clay/limestone power of Niagara.
It is already taking on the concentrated yellow of a more concentrated riesling.
Aroma-wise, look for lemon, curd, smoke, honey, quince, mirabelle plum, and table grape.
It tastes so juicy and fresh. There is a touch of sweetness, but it has so much acidity energy it is hardly noticeable. More honey, orchard fruit, and tons of lemon amd white grapefruit.
Super drinkable. Maybe a short-term ager (3-5 years), but its energy is its most appealing characteristic. Put it with lobster, crabs, or fresh oysters. Great with other light meats or salty cheese too.
|Norman Hardie (2016) is an Ontario Riesling with wet slate, honey and ripe peaches -- typical German style Riesling made in Canada, eh. Fantastic on a hot summer day with pan-fried trout straight from the lake. - Community Wine Reviews|
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