Dark cherry, plum, raspberry, vanilla, tobacco, cocoa and herbs are all in play in the medium- to full-bodied red. Tannins are fine-grained, and acidity is a touch on the higher end, so pair with some duck breast with a cherry sauce for an ethereal experience.
Previously tasted October 2013. Now a clear, very deep garnet. Fairly intense nose of raisins, dates, prunes and treacle toffee. Mature cherry fruit now starting to fade behind tannins and oak flavours. Drink up, it won’t get better.
Leads off with piquant blackcurrant and green herbal scents, a whiff of clove, cinnamon and a trace of oak. Medium weight on the palate, showing blackberry, black cherry and blackcurrant flavours, supported by firm sooty tannins and rather youthful acidity. Well-structured, with some finesse, it needs 3‒5 years to soften tannins and acidity.
Intense yellow. Lots of hops on the expressive nose with yeast and citrus notes. Light taste, very refreshing; clean, round finish. The perfect thirst-quencher on a hot summer day.
A sign that spring is on the horizon is the appearance of Muskoka Brewery’s Legendary Oddity, a seasonal release, on store shelves. The Belgian-style strong ale is seasoned with heather tips, juniper berries and orange peel, adding a touch of pine and fruit to the aroma. The Belgian yeast shines through, layering in more fruit complexity, and there’s a building bitterness on the palate. If you like this beer, try to get your hands on Legendary Oddity Gin, the spirit is seasoned with the same botanicals, as well as hops.
A vibrant and exciting nose of lime, kiwi, tangerine, grapefruit, light, fresh grass and herbs. It’s zingy and energetic on the palate with pure citrus and tropical fruits and fresh herbs lifted by bracing acidity. Zesty and pure SB that offers good value.