Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2005
V.Q.A., Ontario, Canada
Natalie's Score: 89/100
Community Score: 4.4/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 461699
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Henry of Pelham Estate Winery
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Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2005 Wine Review
Vintages Wine Panel: It is still rare in Ontario for a winery to be closely identified with one grape variety; Henry of Pelham and Baco Noir is one such hugely successful association. Years ago, the Speck brothers and winemaker Ron Giesbrecht recognized the potential of this hybrid grape and made it their signature wine. Bursting with wild black fruit, ripe plum, gamey and spicy aromas and flavors that are well complemented by fresh acidity and moderate tannins. Enjoyable now, it will also reward 3-5 years in a cellar. My note: This style of this wine has really evolved over the past few years. No longer a wild, brambly red, it now displays enticing notes of concentrated black cherries, blackberries and purple plums. Full-bodied richness with a warm finish. This wine is part of the Vintages Essentials Collection. Baco Noir food pairings: venison stew, rustic pasta with spicy heirloom tomato sauce. This Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2005 was reviewed by April 21, 2009 Natalie MacLean
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Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: Complex representation of this grape - full bodied, dark cherry, plum, cassis, mocha, menthol, cedar, black pepper, leather. I got a lot from this wine!
Nolan King rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: This wine is an excellent pair with game and is a refreshing change from the typical thin ontario reds. Still a bit wild and brambly but i enjoy it that way.
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Serve Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2005 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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