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Domaine de Grand Pré Vintner's Reserve Castel 2013 Wine Review

Domaine de Grand Pré Vintner's Reserve Castel 2013

Domaine de Grand Pré Vintner's Reserve Castel 2013

Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $20.00

Drink: 2014-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Domaine de Grand Pré

Natalie's Score: 87/100

Full-bodied with tart cherry and cranberry. Lots of mocha, carraway and dark chocolate notes from generous oak aging. Pierre Castel bred this grape by crossing the century-old French grape Cinsault with a native North American from the Vitus Rupestris family. Castel is little known because of its early bud break and is susceptible to late spring frosts. It also ripens early to mid-season and develops a deep purple colour.

This Domaine de Grand Pré Vintner's Reserve Castel 2013 was reviewed on June 18, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Courtney Flood rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

A very interesting North American hybrid grape produced in Nova Scotia. Very deep, purple-red colour, aromas and flavours of wild berried, plum, anise, and milk chocolate. Very pleasant!
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Deep rich colour on this interesting hybrid grape. Aromas include warm spicy notes, and tart berries, and a note of mocha. Flavours carry though on the palate supported by oak, medium tannin and a medium+ finish. Try this wine with roasts, or slow braised meat.

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