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Video Review : Leaning Post 2017 Merlot (Ontario)

08 Apr 2022

Michael Pinkus Wine Review presents,

 

An Ontario Wine Video Review
with the Grape Guy, Michael Pinkus, check it out

Today's wine:

Leaning Post
2017 Merlot

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The Written Review ...

Leaning Post 2017 Merlot
Combine Ontario's miracle vintage with a grape that miraculously survived certain death at the hands of a popular movie, and you've got yourself something special. This Merlot saw 18 months in a mix of American and French (new) oak barrels with 20% going into neutral barrels. Surprisingly the nose is shy, but the palate more than makes up for it: blackberry, cassis, smoke, spice and even some vanilla notes give the palate a nice warm hug as the black cherry and black raspberry lingering on the finish. A super expressive, super complex wine that shows what Merlot, done well, can be in Ontario.  (****+)

 

Wine Review : Fattoria Barbi 2016 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna del Fiore (Italy)

05 Apr 2022

 

The Wine Review Video
with the Grape Guy, Michael Pinkus

Today's wine:

Fattoria dei Barbi
2016 Brunello di Montalcino
Vigna del Fiore

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The Written Review ...

2016 Brunello di Montalcino - Vigna del Fiore
The first vintage of this single vineyard offering was in 1981 - it's a southeast facing vineyard that sits at 250 meters above sea level and the oldest vines within the vineyard are between 20 to 25 years old. The wine spends one year in older barriques of three to five years of age; then another two years in 500-liter Slavonian oak (aka tonneau) ... Only 5,000 bottles are produced - so quite a small lot. Nice concentration and depth, yet subtle in so many ways ... Red fruit: cherry, red currant, strawberries and that oak is hidden so well behind a wall of spice and red fruit; there's even a floral aspect to this wine. It totally delivers on what single vineyard wines should be.  (**** ½)

 

 

 

 

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