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Henry of Pelham Winery Baco Noir 2013 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Winery Baco Noir 2013

Henry of Pelham Winery Baco Noir 2013

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 10

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Henry of Pelham

Agent: Henry of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Solid value for this robust Baco Noir which offers attractive notes of dark fruit and smoke.

Baco Noir food pairings: aged cheddar, game meats, beef with horseradish or mustard, spicy food or the startling yet remarkably harmonious pairing of strawberries with black berry.

This Henry of Pelham Winery Baco Noir 2013 was reviewed on February 1, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Continuing in the Henry of Pelham tradition, this Baco Noir does not disappoint. Lots of ripe plum and blackberry, along with violets and a more earthy aroma than previous vintages. There's also a nice sweet smokiness to it this year that almost smells like French oak barrels were used. The taste is juicy black plum and vanilla and the mouth feel is smooth and juicy. A great burger wine if there ever was one.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Lovely ripe blackberry aromas on the nose. Yummy raspberry jam and vanilla palate. Smooth and balanced with long red jam finish.
Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Le nez nous met la puce à l'oreille: ce n'est pas une biche effarouchée qui vous attend dans le verre! Rustique et réconfortant comme une courtepointe. En bouche, c'est assez intense et gourmand. Bien confituré et avec des notes d'épices douces, il saura plaire avec des viandes en sauce teriyaki, ou un gros hamburger, ou un steak de portobello.

More Baloo than Bambi, this jammy wine offers campy fun and guffaws. It is nonetheless well made, and can be a crowd pleaser. Will provide a good companion for sauteed beef in terriyaki sauce, or portobello burger, with all the dressings.
Bernie rated this wine as 89/100
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Bright, tart, cherry, fruit, green herbaceous notes. Cherry, warm spice and a caramel note on the palate. Tart, but not sour. Longer finish, smooth tannins. Really nice, try with ribs.
Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Blackberries and burnt rubber on the nose. Smoky mouth full of dark berries. A "jammy" wine.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

Sweet Cassis, herbal notes on the nose.
Loads of candied dried red and dark fruit on the palate, mixed with herbaciousness. Full bodied, low acidity, medium silky tannins, lengthy hot finish.

Baby back ribs smothered in a sweet and smokey BBQ sauce.
Barb Potocnik reviewed this wine as follows:

2014 - good

1 Member would buy this wine again

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