The white oak for this unique Icewine bottling comes from a forest just north of Brantford, Ont. The nose is enthralling for its range of sweet tropical fruits, sweet citrus rind, peach, apricot and vanilla/caramel notes. It’s super-charged honey sweet and delivers rich apricot, peach compote, pineapple and poached pear that’s succulent and unctuous on the palate but balanced somewhat by fairly decent acidity.
Light ruby in colour; earthy, raspberry and dried tea-leaf nose; medium-bodied, candied raspberry flavour with a note of smoky oak, lively acidity and a warm alcoholic finish.
Dense purple in colour with a bouquet of cedar, black fruits and vanilla oak; full-bodied and dry, the black plum and blackcurrant flavours are nuanced with bitter chocolate and finely resolved tannins.
Dark ruby-purple in colour with a cedary nose of currants and a light floral note; medium- to full-bodied, dry, well-extracted blackcurrant and black cherry flavours, well-structured with fresh acidity and good length.
This well-balanced blend of Merlot (70%) and Syrah (30%) sports appealing aromas of red fruit, mocha and vanilla before a well-textured, quite full-bodied palate wrapped in juicy acidity. Easy, well-integrated tannins and toasty notes from 14 months in used French oak.
Dense purple in colour with a violet tint at the rim; a cedary nose of blackcurrants with a hint of oak; full-bodied, dry, well-extracted blackcurrant and blackberry flavours, juicy on the palate and beautifully balanced.
A rare (for Canada) standalone of this varietal delivers seductive up-front black fruit. Black with hints of sage and wild berries that announce a plush and plummy but focused palate with a viscous mouthfeel. Underpinned by approachable tannins, with gentle spice and leather notes before a polished and long-lasting finish.