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Henry of Pelham Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2012 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2012

Henry of Pelham Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2012

Niagara, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Henry of Pelham

Agent: Henry of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Henry of Pelham does Baco Noir right: this is best of class. Brooding aromas of black and purple plum, blackberries and blueberries wrapped in smoke. Supple and full-bodied. The 2012 vintage was another strong one for Ontario producers, and especially this winery. Could this be the ultimate hamburger wine? I think so as this wine won the beef category for The Great Canadian Wine Match people's choice awards this year. Well-structured with a solid finish. Try it tonight.

Baco Noir food pairings: blackened, smoked beef dishes, grilled radicchio, hamburgers.

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This Henry of Pelham Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2012 was reviewed on November 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Donna Hargrove rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

With a deep red colour, this Niagara Baco Noir is deliciously fruity on the nose with distinct berry aromas. Smooth on the palate with full bodied fruit flavours. A must-have with charcuterie or with a meaty spaghetti sauce!
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Blueberries, blackberries, smoke, cedar, vanilla, and sweet spices in the aroma of this vintage. The taste has lots of juicy fruits, solid acidity, and a full-bodied feel. I said in my review of the 2011 that I was looking forward to this years wine, and it doesn't disappoint. This is a little more 'European' than some of the previous years, and perhaps a bit more approachable for some that would not consider a Baco Noir. As usual, an exeptional wine.
Shelley Harris rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A medium bodied red filled with strong berry and smoky aromas. This wine would pair well with a grilled pepper steak.
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The fabulous grape growing year of 2012 shines like a super star in this lovely Baco Noir! Aromas of cedar, anise, dates, and cooking spices, followed by persistent flavours of ripe blackberries and black pepper. Would be a lovely pair with sharp cheeses!
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Gorgeous deep ruby colour with slow moving legs. Luscious aromas of dark fruit, vanilla, tobacco, ashes, earth. The palate is clean with medium+ body, medium+ acidity. Grown from vines planted in 1984 with low yields and 18 months of oak aging. Flavour characteristics of sour cherry, plum, cassis, oak, smoke, tobacco. cigar box. A Canadian specialty. Red meat please!
Tasted: November 2014
The vines for this Baco Noir wine were planted in 1984, have very low yields and then the wine is matured for 18 months in oak. - Community Wine Reviews

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