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Gilmour Orus Chardonnay Riesling Pinot Grigio 2012 Wine Review

Gilmour Orus Chardonnay Riesling Pinot Grigio 2012

Gilmour Orus Chardonnay Riesling Pinot Grigio 2012

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:83/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Gilmour

Agent: Karlo Estates Winery

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Although this wine has been made for the hockey great Doug Gilmour, it's no "enforcer" type blend. Rather it's delicate and floral, as if Doug were inspired by a night at Swam Lake rather than Hockey Night in Canada. White nettles and grapefruit zest make this a good aperitif or companion to seafood. No need to leave this in the cellar or penalty box. Enjoy now.

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This Gilmour Orus Chardonnay Riesling Pinot Grigio 2012 was reviewed on January 11, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 80/100 with the following review:

Bordering on colourless in the glass this very pale lemon white blend is produced under the Doug Gilmour name by Prince Edward County winery Karlo Estates. An odd blend of Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Grigio and the nose is promising in a rich and aromatic way - floral, honey, petrol and butter. The wine is light-bodied and dry with some decent acidity. A slight effervescence with flavours of flint, mineral, stemmy, bitter almond and a long bitter finish. Odd. It got off the bench with me but didn't score.
Tasted: January 2016
Produced by Niagara winery Karlo Estates, this wine is made in honour of Hockey Hall of Famer Doug Gilmour who had a 20 year career with the NHL. "orus" means leader and is inspired by the fact that Doug Gilmour is considered widely as being the greatest player that the Toronto Maple Leafs ever had. He was named team captain. Gilmour actually selected the blend of grapes for this wine: mostly Chardonnay, with Riesling and Pinot Grigio (left and right defense). - Community Wine Reviews

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