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Colin McKone

Colin McKone Sommelier

Strewn Winery Cabernet Franc Icewine 2013

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
21 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 93/100

Amber in colour with aromas of honey, strawberries and raspberry. It is lusciously sweet with well balanced acidity. It has flavours of candied strawberries drizzled in honey. This will go well with cheesecake, creme brûlée or chocolate desserts. Tasted on November 17, 2019.

Bin 27

Fonseca Porto Bin 27

Douro Valley, Portugal
21 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 93/100

Dark purple in colour with aromas of raspberry, blueberries, dark chocolate and dried candied fruit. It is full bodied with high acidity and medium tannins. It is sweet with flavours of blueberry jam, chocolate and honey. This will pair well with blue cheeses or dark chocolate. Tasted on November 17, 2019.

Medium Dry Montilla-Moriles

Alvear Medium Dry Montilla-Moriles Amontillado

Montilla Moriles, Andalusia, Spain
21 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 93/100

Light orange in colour with aromas of orange, peach, honey suckle and caramel. It is full bodied with high acidity. It has flavours of honey, peach, orange and caramel. This is a great dessert wine if you are looking for something sweet but not as sweet as a port or ice wine and for the price it is a terrific value. Tasted on November 17, 2019.

Russian River Valley

Rodney Strong Wine Estates Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

California, United States
21 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 91/100

Ruby in colour with aromas of black cherry, strawberry, tobacco and smoke. It is medium bodied with light tannins and medium acidity. It has flavours of tart cherry, strawberry and baking spice. This will pair well with roasted chicken, salmon or red meats. Taste on November 17, 2019.

Réserve Spéciale

Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018

Pays D'oc, Roussillon I.G.P., France
21 days ago

Colin scored this wine: 88/100

Pale straw in colour with aromas of peach, lemon and honey suckle. It is medium bodied with medium acidity. It has flavours of white citrus and stone fruit. This will pair well with seafood and soft cheeses. Tasted on November 17, 2019.

Colin McKone

Memorable Wine

Mike Weir Cabernet Merlot 2005, I enjoyed this wine so much I decided to try others which started my continuing journey with wine

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First Wine

A sparkling wine in 1984 that my Dad gave me after the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup

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Unusual Wine Experience

Not a single experience but going back and trying wines I previously hated only to discover they were really good. I have discovered a lot of wine I love by giving them a second chance.

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Current Fav Wine

Norman Hardie Pinot Noir

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Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
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