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Norman Hardie Riesling 2016 Wine Review

Norman Hardie Riesling 2016

Norman Hardie Riesling 2016

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $20.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 11.9%

Sweetness: Medium

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Norman Hardie

Agent: Hardie Wines

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Petrol, wet river stone, love. Outboard motor on a lovely lazy summer's day ... trust me, this is a great thing. Close your eyes. Have I ever led you astray? Drink. Peach stone. Stop thinking.

Riesling food pairings: potato, chickpea and lentil green curry.

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This Norman Hardie Riesling 2016 was reviewed on September 4, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Mouthwatering acidity, with a slightly tart medium body. Bruised apple, wet stone, candied lemon peel, tart nectarine and a hint of petrol. Enjoyed with Thai yellow curry with chicken and potato and also paired well with a shrimp pad Thai. Tasted 2016 vintage in August 2017. 89 points.
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This Riesling, from Ontario star-producer, Norman Hardie, does not just come from his Prince Edward County holdings, nor was it sourced from Niagara. It is VQA Ontario; meaning it is likely from both.
It has the mineral structure of the county and the clay/limestone power of Niagara.
It is already taking on the concentrated yellow of a more concentrated riesling.
Aroma-wise, look for lemon, curd, smoke, honey, quince, mirabelle plum, and table grape.
It tastes so juicy and fresh. There is a touch of sweetness, but it has so much acidity energy it is hardly noticeable. More honey, orchard fruit, and tons of lemon amd white grapefruit.
Super drinkable. Maybe a short-term ager (3-5 years), but its energy is its most appealing characteristic. Put it with lobster, crabs, or fresh oysters. Great with other light meats or salty cheese too.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Young and kinda tightly wound...this is light-bodied, off-dry, yet tart with nice lemon-citrus, apple, barely a hint of lime (I would like more, please sir!) Let's see what happens in a couple years? Tonight, though, drink it with pan-seared pickerel. Yum!
Norman Hardie (2016) is an Ontario Riesling with wet slate, honey and ripe peaches -- typical German style Riesling made in Canada, eh. Fantastic on a hot summer day with pan-fried trout straight from the lake. - Community Wine Reviews

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