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: Huff Estates 2006 Cuvee Peter F Huff

11 Jul 2017

Huff 2006 Peter F Huff(July 27, 2016) ... Usually Fridays are sparkling wine nights for us, but here we are mid-week enjoying a bottle of bubbles, and an older bottle at that: Huff Estates 2006 Cuvee Peter F Huff. When this wine was released it was lauded as a landmark wine for Huff, the County and a real turning point for the region - awards were heaped upon it and so was the praise ... So now we sit ten years from vintage date and it really is one of those wines that'll have you scratching your head or jumping for joy. Here's the scoop: there are a lot of aged sparkling characteristics like hazelnut, mushroom and marzipan - some might find these notes off-putting, yet there is something interesting under this cork - don't wait much longer.

Original Review - click here


Taste it Again: ACWC Night 3 (Ontario)

03 Jul 2017

RoseHall Wines

(June 8, 2016) ... Last night of the All Canadian Wine Championship judging and I pull out three wines from Ontario, all 9+ years old to see how in the world they have stood up ... let's kick this tasting off with Pinot:

Rosehall Run 2007 Pinot Noir, Rosehall Vineyard ... this was a favourite of mine many years ago - I remember fondly drinking almost the whole bottle before realizing I needed something to eat; now 9 years form vintage date and I'm looking at light, slightly earthy notes with sour raspberry and cherry, acidity still impresses; the finish comes across as a little pruney but this is still a good wine.

Rosehall Run 2007 Cabernet Franc, Cold Creek ... Another Prince Edward County wine with 9 years on it: still alive and fresh-feeling; good tobacco, black raspberry, a little smoky, but still some spice especially on the finish.

Pelee ScheurebePelee Island 2002 Late Harvest Scheurebe ... this half bottle has been sitting in my cellar for far too long, or so I thought, but it still has some really interesting character, which I did not expect.  There's some petrol right off the top but also apricot, spiced marzipan, and yet still shows an element of freshness ... truly the most surprising bottle of the night.


Original Reviews:
Rosehall 2007 Pinot Noir
Rosehall 2007 Cab Franc
Pelee 2002 Scheurebe

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