This is always one of the top Riesling Icewines in Ontario! A nose of smoky minerals, peach jam, lime cordial, honey and flowers meet up with grapefruit on the palate. Great concentration, aftertaste and acidity will ensure a decade of aging, but there is no need to wait, as there is immediate gratification to be had.
Old gold colour: more restrained on the nose than C.C.'s South Clos Vineyard — in fact, Burgundian in style, minerally apple and pear with a vanilla oak note. Soft on the palate, nicely balanced with sweet red apple and tropical fruit flavours; full-bodied with good length.
Intense deep indigo in the glass. Leading notes of wild black and blueberries and a hint of pepper precede a seductive, smooth and juicy, plush and plummy entry with blackberry and anise notes supported by well structured but approachable tannins, balanced with good acidity and a complex savoury edge.
Vanilla bean, pear, red apple, cinnamon and honey and citrus flavours fold into a creamy texture with a good amount of acidity. Elegant with very good length and lifted acidity. Pair with crab cakes or grilled kalamari topped with a garlic aioli.
Pale silvery yellow with lots of bubbles. The bouquet is of toast, yeast and fresh lemon. Tastes like a pear-and-apricot pastry tart topped with lemon mousse. Mouthwatering acidity; a party-pleaser.
Intense, ripe and complex with wild berries, cherry, plum, pepper, earth and evident, but balanced oak, polished tannins and a lingering finish. A nicely seasoned grilled striploin would be a suitable accompaniment.
Aged first in oak barrels, then in specially commissioned quarter casks used some 200 years ago. Like the 18-year-old, it needs a little water to release the complex aromatic peat smoke, iodine, salty seaweed and rich, raisiny and citrus fruit. Surprisingly mellow, with almost caramel creaminess on the palate and attractive fruity sweetness. Another splendid example of the Laphroaig style, finishing with typical ashy and dry oaky notes.