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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Fortified Vintage Foch 2012 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Fortified Vintage Foch 2012

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Fortified Vintage Foch 2012

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC VQA, Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2013-2019

Bottle size: 500 ml

Alcohol: 18%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine


Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Agent: Hobbs & Co.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A lovely dessert wine that's not overly sweet. Very viscuous and unctuous (love that word). Layers of black plum and blackberry preserves. Pair with brambleberry pie.

Foch food pairings: salted caramel ice cream or a cheese platter with artisanal crackers.

This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Fortified Vintage Foch 2012 was reviewed on November 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Deep black cherry colour. Nose shows a refined, beautiful bouquet of black cherry, fresh figs, plum, dried fruit, dark chocolate, black forest cake, with sweet spicy notes. The palate velvety smooth, and remarkably light and refreshing, not in the least bit cloying, and so superbly balanced. An exceptional Canadian fortified red wine. I served it chilled and in a large Bordeaux glass. Wonderful on its own, and would pair well with strong cheese plates, holiday fruit cake, or any other holiday dessert. Tasted November 2014. 93 points. Matt Steeves - www.nataliemaclean.com
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Heady floral aromas with a hint bacon make for an unusual introduction to this fortified vintage Foch. Smooth lingering flavours of figs will have you coming back for more! A beautiful way to end a holiday meal.
Donna Hargrove rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Rich berry and dark chocolate flavour. Long warm finish. A glass of this port while sitting by the fire would be the perfect end to a winters day.
Martha Kelly AIWS - CS rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Full-bodied this dessert wine has flavours of dark berry, chocolate and black pepper, with herbaceous notes. The wine has long length on the warming finish.
Pair with pungent cheese, nuts, and chocolate. Decant before serving.
Drink now or cellar until 2020.
Date tasted: November 2014.
Astrid Young - Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Meaty up front, with a slightly foxy nose. Reduced aromas of dried plum and desiccated black fruits. Surprisingly spicy on the mid palate, with notes of chinotto, graham cracker and plum jam. Has a certain fireplace quality to it, probably great with a spiked plum pudding.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Fragrant and meaty, with smoke, raisins, and figs in the aroma. The taste is smooth and savoury with a touch of tannins.
A wonderful after dinner wine to toast a special occasion or sip by a warm fire, our Fortified Vintage Foch is the exclamation point on a perfect evening. On the nose, one gets blueberry compote and orange marmalade. Rich and round on the palate with quince, baked blueberry and vanilla confectionary, this wine will pair well with salted caramel ice cream or pecorino, Comté and aged white cheddar platter with artisanal crackers fresh from the oven.
This Fortified Vintage Foch was made in the traditional port style using very ripe Marechal Foch grapes harvested in October 2012. The grapes are picked at an exceptionally ripe stage and are fermented in stainless steel tanks and fortified with neutral spirit. This port styled wine was aged for 18 months in oak barrels before bottling.
This Fortified Vintage Foch was made in the traditional port style using very ripe Marechal Foch grapes harvested in October 2012. The grapes are picked at an exceptionally ripe stage and are fermented in stainless steel tanks and fortified with neutral spirit. This port styled wine was aged for 18 months in oak barrels before bottling.
This Fortified Vintage Foch was made in the traditional port style using very ripe Marechal Foch grapes harvested in October 2012. The grapes are picked at an exceptionally ripe stage and are fermented in stainless steel tanks and fortified with neutral spirit. This port styled wine was aged for 18 months in oak barrels before bottling.
This Fortified Vintage Foch was made in the traditional port style using very ripe Marechal Foch grapes harvested in October 2012. The grapes are picked at an exceptionally ripe stage and are fermented in stainless steel tanks and fortified with neutral spirit. This port styled wine was aged for 18 months in oak barrels before bottling.

Source: Winery (Quails' Gate Estate Winery)

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