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Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Pinot Noir 2015 Wine Review

Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Pinot Noir 2015

Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Pinot Noir 2015

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $34.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Tawse

Agent: Tawse Winery Inc.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A gorgeous, velvet-tongued devil of a Pinot! Rich and luxurious, with layers of satin cherry pleasure. Aromas of tobacco and savoury herbs. Medium-bodied and supple. Pair with veal.

Pinot Noir food pairings: braised lamb with mushroom, duck comfit, grilled veal chops.

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This Tawse Winery Inc. Quarry Road Pinot Noir 2015 was reviewed on August 29, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Huge acidity. Cranberry and pomegranate are front and center, with cherry and savoury. Gorgeous, food friendly, medium bodied,ruby red gem. Pair with roast poultry or roast pork. Tasted 2015 vintage in August 2018. 92 points
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is a wonderfully balanced example of everything Ontario wine lovers have to look forward to on the next two vintgaes rolling out (2015 and 2016). Tawse is a great quality-focused producer. Top producer on a good year.
It shines medium ruby, in the glass.
Wonderfully aromatic from the moment you open it up. Cherry, tobacco, cedar, earth, pomegranate, and rosehip.
Perfectly ripe and good concentration, the 2015 Quarry Road is stuffed with ripe cherry, blueberry juice, pomegranate and some subtle earth and tobacco flavours
Though this wine was tried in it's infancy, in early 2017, it shows quite well already.
This wine was sampled as a limited release in a 1500ml magnum. Magnums manage to resist the destructive force of time in bottle, so this would be a great cellar choice for the next decade.
Pair with whole roast duck and root vegetables.

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