Interesting aromatics reveal damson plum, cinnamon, clove and herbal scents, shifting to sweet ripe red fruits in the mouth. Medium weight, nicely balanced with lingering plummy and spicy notes on the finish.
Tenacity is an American-style pale ale crafted by Tooth & Nail Brewing Co. in Ottawa. There are notes of Shreddies cereal and a bouquet of fruit like orange, peach and lemon on the nose. On the palate there’s sweet, grainy cereal and citrus flavours, with a building bitterness mid-palate that lingers in the finish. Pair it with a strong, aged cheddar, the beer’s high carbonation and creamy body will cleanse the palate after every rich bite and the cheddar’s flavour is strong enough to stand up to the bitterness of the ale.
Muscat’s distinctive honeysuckle aroma defines the nose. French barrel-aged Chardonnay confers richness, while Sauvignon Blanc’s well-intended acidity ensures balance and herbal refreshment. Viognier incorporates peachy flavour, viscosity and spiciness. Stands up well to fusion cuisine.
Sourced entirely from Blomidon’s seaside estate vineyard, this one opens with a refined bouquet expressing ripe lemon citrus, vanilla and creamy brioche notes. Somewhat leaner on the palate than the nose suggests, it shows fine mousse, crisp green apple with secondary grapefruit citrus, a touch of saltiness, lively acidity and signature Nova Scotia mineral grip. Has the fruit and overall structure to develop further over 5‒7 years or more.
Ruby purplish. Ripe red berries and soft oak notes combine in an inviting nose. Rich fruity taste, soft texture and full body. There is a good balance in spite of the acidity that makes the tannins a bit edgy in the finish. Drink or hold 2 to 3 years.
Established in 1723, Weingut Tesch is one of Germany’s classic producers, typifying the Nahe. Unplugged is driven by racy, ripping acidity, driving heady yellow fruit, green fig, white peach and honeysuckle, all cut by weathered stone and funky earthiness. Though Nahe's generosity is cut with shearing acidity and crystalline orange peel, this is still very dense, vibrating on the finish. Not quite cohesive at this point, but still fun to drink (unlike what the dude on the label will make you think)
A balanced approach to savvy here with a nose of grapefruit, citrus, gooseberry and tropical fruits with hints of grass and herbs. There is a savoury note on the palate to go with tropical fruits, herbs and fresh-cut citrus with tingling acidity on the finish.