Taste it Again / Lost & Found

On occasion, I’ll take a wine I like and put it away in a “special box” for a few years to see how it will age … below you will read happened to those wines. On the other hand, there are wines that get “lost” in my wine cellar with nary a review ever written - some have turned into golden Treasures, others supreme Trash and then there are those that fall somewhere in-between (Tolerable). We’ll look at those here too. (New wines are being added all the time so keep coming back):

Taste it Again: Cave Spring 2008 Dolomite Riesling

05 Jan 2017

(May 17, 2016) ... The first incarnation of a Cave Spring Dolomite Riesling I can recollect is the 2006 (I still have a couple of bottles) and they were brilliant ... as we move to the wines of today they are still very good, but my understanding is they are using younger fruit - this '08 falls into the older fruit category and it shows. The nose is loaded with stony, petrol, and lemon curd plus the addition of green apple and mineral on the palate - it has a deep yellow colour which gives hints that it is a aged white, but still with great acidity. The true sign of an older Riesling is that petrol character but here it's subtle and that speaks to the longevity this wine has and will have - the finish is just as impressive, with stony / mineral and peach pie nuances. This is a stellar older Ontario Riesling.

See my original review here


Taste it Again: Calamus 2007 Meritage

05 Jan 2017

(May 16, 2016) ... This really is the tale of two wines, the one you get on the nose and the one you get on the palate.  Kicking things off there's a nice dark and red fruit nose that shows barely any sign of its 9 years of age.  Palate is not so lucky (at first), it started off a little thin, but as time passed it seemed to develop some weight and rounded itself off ... A little earthy but it has a real spicy quality and then the fruit finally comes online.  Now that they have established themselves the fruit comes across dark and smoky, and the tannins are smooth and silky, it's a wine you'll wanna drink within the next year, maybe two, because I don't think it's getting any better.

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