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Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2014

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There are 4 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Deliciously balancing earthiness and ripeness. Here is benchnmark Pinot for Niagara.
This colour is perfect for Pinot. Not too deep, but soft and delicate garnet (red and some orange).
Beautiful forest floor, cherries, apple skin, chestnut, musky baking spice, and chicory.
Great acidity and ripeness (2014 was quote cool, so that is really impressive). Lovely; beginning to end!
Bachelder has worked with and as a negociant in Bourgogne and has used his experience and foresight to craft wines of beauty in Niagara. This is one of Canada's star winemakers.
Rebecca Meir-Liebman rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

From Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, Queylus is arguably one of the most talented winemakers in Canada. It’s earthy, with light notes of cherry, strawberry, and some gentle tannins; as well as lingering acidity of sour cherry, and good length and development on the palate. A versatile, food-friendly wine, pair it with fish to duck, Cornish hen to steak tartar.
Mike Craymer rated this wine as 93/100
Melanie Lloyd rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This earthy Pinot Noir has aromas of ripe cherries, strawberries and raspberries, as well as truffle, underwood, and a touch of leather and spicy incense. On the palate, tart cherries and juicy strawberries with silky tannins and a slight bitter finish.This is a very enjoyable and elegant wine.

Tasted November 2017

Natalie's Review

Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2014, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spectacular Pinot Noir from an excellent producer in a great year -- the perfect storm conditions to create a glorious and hedonistic tempest in your glass. Seductive fleshy cherry and cranberry with spice on the nose and palate of this ethereal Ontario Pinot Noir. Winemaker Thomas Bachelder is a master; he belongs with the Justice League of Super Heroes: Vine Man! Pair with more of the same. Drink: 2016-2023. 392738 13% XD 750 mL  $29.95 Score: 93/100. November 24, 2018 Top Rated Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine  Full Review




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