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Nicole Lewis

Nicole Lewis

1943 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 96/100

This was one of my favorite Pinot Noirs from the NZ Wine show in Ottawa this year (2016). This was a lovely medium-bodied wine redolent with red berry fruit, a touch of leather, some subtle tannins and a long cherry finish. Excellent value!

Château Belgrave 2010

Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux A.C., France
1618 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 93/100

A Grand Cru Classé from the Haut-Médoc and of the 2010 noteworthy Bordeaux vintage. A bodacious, complex wine that should be decanted for an hour or two before serving. It is comprised of 50% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. I recommend that you pick up a bottle and try it for yourself. Available at the LCBO for $67.95 (in Ottawa only at Rideau and Bank Street locations). Tasted on April 13th, 2007 in a Schott Zweisel glass.

1942 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 93/100

An Italian beauty! Deep garnet, semi-opaque, to the eyes and on the nose, incredibly complex blackberry, ripe cherry, cedar, cassis, fine cuban cigar, dayton boots, and licorice. To the taste mouth: Full bodied, full bore (15%), medium acidity long sophisticated finish of ripe blackberry and cherry, and cedar. Tannins of velour! A rhapsody of flavour in your mouth. Would pair will with bison burgers, with blue cheese or venison steak.

Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2015

Fronton, Southwest A.C., France
1941 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 93/100

Moderately pink in hue this clear, bright wine exhibits shy, watermelon, pansies, honey dew melon, and red berry fruit. This wonderful rosé is medium bodied and sports medium - high acidity. In the mouth, flavours of watermelon, tangerine, honey dew, touch of cranberry reveal themselves. Great balance between fruit and acidity here. La Forêt will pair well with baked lightly breaded pork chops, served with grilled watermelon.

1886 days ago

Nicole scored this wine: 92/100

This Portuguese sports a lovely cloak of deep garnet and offers up aromas of sweet, ripe black cherry, black berry, cigar box and vanilla. The palate is greeted by crisp acidity yet ripe black cherry, smoke and vanilla. There are suede tannins that are nicely integrated with flavour profile and acidity. This would pair well with a rich red meat stew. Reviewed by Nicole T. Lewis on July 24, 2016.

Nicole Lewis

Memorable Wine

1998 Veuve Cliquot

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First Wine

Hochtaler

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Unusual Wine Experience

Drinking Txakoli in San Sebastian

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Current Fav Wine

Foss Marai Roös

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