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Henry of Pelham Tasting - Jan 2017

Jennifer Havers

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Henry of Pelham Winery CuvĂ©e Catharine Carte Blanche Blancs De Blanc 2011, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spectacular Niagara sparkling wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, thus the moniker blanc des blanc (white wine from white grapes). This bubbly won gold at the 2016 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships. No wonder. It's crisp, toasty and refreshing with gloriously fresh notes of green apple and white peach wrapped in a warm blanket of freshly baked bread and melting butter. Pair with shellfish, fried chicken and potato chips for maximum pleasure. Perfect holiday sparkling wine. Drink: 2014-2019. 315200 12.50% D 750 mL  $44.95 Score: 95/100. February 6, 2017 Top Rated Sparkling Wine. Splendid Salad Wine Full Review
Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Baco Noir 2014, Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Mocha and smoke on the nose: so seductive. Black cherry overdrive. Baco on turbo boosters, so love it! Smooth. Pair with more of the same wine. Drink: 2016-2021. 461699 13.50% D 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 93/100. July 22, 2017 Top Rated Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine Full Review
Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Merlot 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada: Round, voluptuous and full-bodied Cabernet-Merlot blend from Niagara. Aromas of black fleshy ripe fruit and some spice. Pair with grilled pork chops. Drink: 2013-2017. 504241 13.50% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 6, 2017 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Henry of Pelham Winery Old Vines Baco Noir 2015, Niagara, Ontario VQA, Canada: Simply amazing, especially at this price. This old vines Baco Noir from Niagara has all the stuffing you want but none of the heaviness. Aromas of black cherry and spice. Perfect for turkey dinner or roast chicken. Drink: 2016-2022. 459966 13.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 92/100. March 3, 2017 Best Value Red Wine. Full Review
Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Riesling 2013, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spectacular Niagara Riesling that almost jumps from the glass to wrap itself around your taste buds. Aromas of lime zest and lemongrass. The grape yield is kept to just 2 tons per acre to concentrate the flavour. It's also press fractioned to use the best juice and whole cluster pressed. A long, satisfying finish. Pair with vegetarian dishes and roast turkey. Drink: 2016-2021. 643361 12% D 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 93/100. February 6, 2017 Top Rated White Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2012, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: Plush and sexy with a satin-smooth texture. Gorgeous aromas of smokey cherries. Medium-bodied and mouth-watering. How did they do it so right for this price? Gorgeous depth with black cherry and smoky aromas. Supple, plush and medium-bodied. Drink: 2014-2021. 268391 13.50% D 750 mL  $24.95 Score: 91/100. October 28, 2017 Top Rated Red Wine. Full Review
Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada: A voluptuous, luxuriously layered Niagara Chardonnay with aromas of golden apple and freshly baked bread. Pair with seafood in a cream sauce. Drink: 2015-2021. 616466 14% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 92/100. September 16, 2017 Top Rated White Wine. Full Review
Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous Niagara Pinot Noir with a vibrancy on the nose and palate that's unforgettable. Wild cherry, earth and truffles. Pair with planked salmon. Drink: 2014-2023. 657874 13.50% XD 750 mL  $34.95 Score: 93/100. February 6, 2017 Top Rated Red Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine Full Review
Casas del Bosque Reserva Pinot Noir 2014, Casablanca Valley, Chile: Fleshy black plum on the nose with some rich mocha notes: fleshy-ripe-sweet though it's a dry wine. Full-bodied with great acidity for roast chicken. Bold and vibrant, yet still elegant. Made from young vines grown in the Casablanca Valley planted on hillside blocks in red clay and decomposed granite. Loaded with dark berry on the finish. Drink: 2016-2018. 995068 14% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 90/100. October 10, 2016 Best Value Red Wine. Plush Pork Wine Full Review

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