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Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Wine Review

Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Niagara, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $23.00

Drink: 2006-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lailey Winery

Agent: Lailey Vineyard Wines

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Lost in my cellar, I tasted this 2001 vintage 16 years later: stunning! Tastes like matured Bordeaux with a Niagara signature. Layers of history and pleasure in the glass. Proves that Niagara wine can aged beautifully.

This Lailey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 was reviewed on June 16, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Surprising longevity from an underdog grape in Niagara. Lailey have been head turners in Niagara for working miracles on varietals that need longer seasons than Niagara can consistently provide - Syrah and Cab, most significantly. This one has kept really well. Still alive and drinking well.
It's extremely unlikely that you'll encounter this again. Lailey is now planted for icewine only and their winemaker has moved on to Karlo, in Prince Edward County. If you have a chance to acquire some, do it!
Dark garnet, with some sediment on the bottom of the bottle (sediment is not a negative feature - especially in such an old wine).
Aromas and flavours bleed together and become less distinct but more integrated in an old wine. In this wine, the aromas have some brooding campfire, bell pepper, graphite, mushroom, petunia, forest floor, cherry, blackberry confiture, amd chocolate cream.
The palate is dominated by more savoury flavours. Roasted pepper, smokiness, earth, red and black fruit, cocoa dust, and dried tobacco.
Be very gentle with old wines, like this. A decanter is a good call to catch sediment and to allow it to breathe a bit.
Pair this with simple, but decadent fare - cured meats, meaty olives, fresh figs, and table grapes or berries.

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