The nose shows peach, citrus and white flowers. It’s broad on the palate with summer peach and sweet apricot flavours. Serve with light salads and cold meats.
A good effort with Niagara’s signature red varietal. Solid ruby colour; leafy, minty, redcurrant nose with a cedary note; medium-bodied, dry, redcurrant and cranberry flavours fleshed out with vanilla oak flavours.
Pale yellow with a milky haziness and generous, lasting foam. Intense nose of exotic fruits, notably mango, hops and hints of white pepper. Light taste, low alcohol (3.9%) and a fair amount of bitterness make it a very refreshing beverage that goes down easy.
Pale yellow. Delicate, minerally nose with fine citrus notes. Sharp and fresh, the cutting acidity leads to a full, round and bone-dry mid-palate, followed by a fruity finish. Ready to drink; it can wait a year or two.
A new offering from Wild Turkey containing the same high-rye content mash bill as others in the Wild Turkey lineup. Aged six to eight year in barrels sporting #4 “alligator char” (the heaviest char you can get), this is a fairly mellow bourbon with a fragrant nose of vanilla, toasted grain, mild smoke, caramel and a slight nuttiness. The rye is evident in the brisk, slightly peppery attack that segues into an assertive, fairly dry palate that shows spice, vanilla and toasted grain.
The Shiraz version of the reserve tier shows a nose of cassis, black cherry, black pepper, kirsch, currants and toasted vanilla. It’s rich and layered on the palate with dusty tannins, pepper and cherry-currant-blackberry fruits.
Domaine Matassa blends and borders France and Spain in the Pyrénée-Orientales, in a region and a style that is distinctly Catalan. Schist and slate slopes surrounded by garrigue yield this biodynamic Grenache Gris (70%) & Macabeu (30%), whole-bunch pressed in wooden basket press and wild-yeast fermented in barrel before aging on lees for 18 months before bottling (lightly filtered but not fined). This richer white is best enjoyed at cellar temperature, with nutty, wild herbs, hay, hints of pear skin texturing and ample flake sea salts on this elastic, medium-plus palate. Acidity is humming and vibrating, streaming to the lingering finish. Electric, alive wine, this is age-worthy, drinking beautifully now, and will do with more cellaring.