From the Cellar

Just because I started a website called OntarioWineReview.com doesn't mean it's All-Ontario-All-the-Time. When I kick back at night my mood (and sometimes my curiosity) decides my wine of choice. And the title should read, "Uncorked and Un-Screwed Tonight" ... but that just sounds wrong.

Antu 2010 Syrah (Chile)

29 Jan 2019

Montgras 2010 Antu Syrah

 

(June 22, 2018) ... I have been a big fan of the Antu line of Syrah from Montgras for as long as I can remember, and I think the 2010 is the first year I really tried this wine, though I do see I have a 2008 left in my cellar as well - so it's probably the first ... but this one has held up brilliantly: minty-blackberry, black cherry and a great peppery-spicy finish; rich and round and totally delicious.

 

St. Hallett 2002 Gamekeepers Reserve (Australia)

29 Jan 2019

St Hallett

 

(April 6, 2018) ... A strange little blend of Grenache , Shiraz , Touriga Nacional and Mourvedre - I was surprised to see the Touriga, but the rest made sense for the country that made it: earthy with some dried cherry, white pepper and spice - surprisingly drinkable and even a little stony with a finish that hints at prunes and some drying tannins on the tongue ... this one is pretty much on it's last legs palate-wise, but it smells pretty damn good.

 

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