Taste it Again / Lost & Found13 Apr 2022
- Category: Lost & Found / Taste it Again
(February 26, 2021) ... Time to dive into the cellar, find an Ontario wine and see where it is at. So many people claim Ontario doesn't age, but I think there are so many more factors than where it is from: the producer, the region, the grapes, the vintage ...
This Pelham starts off earthy and forest floor, you can even feel those crispy leaves and the dried fruit, but the wine also maintains some good acidity. As it opens, there is a leanness to it, which was a surprise based on the vintage (2010 was primo). A little longer open and it is showing more character, though it still keeps those foresty notes, but cassis shows up and the tannins begin to emerge and round out, but the oak is also showing through.
Finally, after many sips and many hours I have a decision: Drink Now ...
This one is ready - but you have to like them noticeably older, the nose leans a little oaky - with not much fruit (but what there is sits on the dark side), but it's seasoned with oak, not the other way.