Taste it Again / Lost & Found23 Mar 2016
- Category: Lost & Found / Taste it Again
(September 18, 2015) ... Back in the day before every Tom, Dick and Harry winemaker was making bubbly in Niagara, there were only a few patient enough to wait the allotted time to put a bubbly on the table ... Palatine was one of those wineries. This 11 year old sparkling still had nice colour, seemed light and fizzy when poured into the glass - which is a good start. The nose showed aged signs typical of Sparkling: citrus, stale bread crust and almond ... The palate was not as forgiving of its years, here's where it showed all of them: poached apple, lime and baked bread, started things off well, but on the finish is where things turned a tad funky: sour with a lengthy finish that was less than appealing, in fact it detracted from ones desire to take another sip - I took three before succumbing. Sadly it's gone.