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Malcolm Lamont

Malcolm Lamont WSET Adv, CSW

Black Series

North 42 Estate Winery Black Series Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
17 days ago

Malcolm scored this wine: 93/100

This was a show stopper, and one of the top Sauvignon Blancs I've tasted in a very long time. And to see it is priced under $15 is unbelievable! Beautiful, balanced, high acid, and fresh, with attractive aromas that don't overpower. Pair with good weather and the patio.


Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery Estate Pinot Gris 2017

Prince Edward County, V.Q.A., Canada
17 days ago

Malcolm scored this wine: 92/100

Great wines contain complexity, and at their best give layers of different aromas each time to go back to nose the wine. This wine certainly has all of that! With aromas of candied melon (in a great way), grape, white flowers, and even more notes with time. Pair with tempura shrimp, or cobb salad.


Westcott Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2017

Vinemount Ridge, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
17 days ago

Malcolm scored this wine: 91/100

I am so thrilled to hear this wine, along with the Westcott Pinot Noir, are offered in boutique wine shops in the U.K., and to see Ontario wines are being credited internationally. A beautiful Chardonnay, with primary (fruit), secondary (winemaking like oak and malo), and perhaps tertiary (butterscotch) aromas. Drink now, or up to 2023

17 days ago

Malcolm scored this wine: 50/100

The team at Rosewood is "Following a new direction" or white rabbit, with their minimal intervention approach. This wine is 90% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Gris giving body and texture that is delightful. The unique character on the nose is beautiful. *I did not rate this with a score, as I feel it is comparing apples and oranges (or carrots?), but if I were absolutely to score it I would give it 90 points.

Flat Rock Cellars Chardonnay 2017

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
17 days ago

Malcolm scored this wine: 92/100

I would be hard-pressed to find a better quality Chardonnay for this price, or a Chardonnay this good for less than $20. This over-delivers! Great on its own, or try with cedar plank salmon on the BBQ.

Malcolm Lamont

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Memorable Wine

Trying the Loire Valley Sancerre with Sainte Maure Goat Cheese


First Wine

A friend's homemade wine - Believe it or not, I fell in love with it then.


Unusual Wine Experience

Leaving my full-time job to pursue my dream of being a wine educator!


Current Fav Wine

The one in my glass :)

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
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Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award