Ontario Reviews

Henry of Pelham 2007 Reserve Cabernet-Merlot
I tried this at the media preview tasting for Cuvee 2011, the awards where the winemakers judge their peers, and I'll be completely honest with you (as I always am): of all the wines I hadn't previously tried, this was my favourite ... and the even bigger and better surprise, the price. For a 2007 Reserve you'd expect a pretty good gouging, considering it was "the vintage of the century" in Ontario; but this one delivers plenty of everything for less than you think. This wine really reflects the vintage with a hefty dose of Cabernet Sauvignon making up the blend, 41.5%, along with 49.5% Merlot and only 9% Cabernet Franc. Dark fruit, hints of spice, raspberry and mocha grace the nose and also the tongue, leading to good tannins on the silky supple finish. This one's a real value selection as well as being a really great wine. Price: $24.95 - Rating: **** 1/2+
Red Blend
Niagara Peninsula
Available at the winery and thru Vintages

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