Palatine Hills Proprietors Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, VQA Niagara Lakeshore

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Ontario, Canada

$14.95 (121699)

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88 pts
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October 15, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A mature, intriguing cabernet from Palatine Hills in Niagara, with the vestiges of new wood still evident alongside...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Plenty of old world charm in this Niagara Cabernet which shows earth, truffle, older wood and plum aromatics. The...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This pours quite deep ruby-black; carrying the weight and density of the hot 2007 vintage. The nose has ripe...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2007 Palatine Hills Proprietors Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was originally released on April 16th, 2011 for $19.95, then re-released on October 15th, 2011 for $5 less (coincidence??). It is a medium bodied, integrated wine, with intense aromas of black currant and overpowering vanilla and coconut on the nose and cherry and almond on the palate. The wine is disjoint on couple of fronts: the beautiful nose is not supported by body that lacks fruit; as well as the structure is composed of subtle to refined tannins unable to support either the body or the higher acidity. Decant for 1 to 2 hours as you may want the nose to diminish a bit to match the body - however the abundant vanilla does allow for an extra long finish. Not sure what to say about aging or about my impression, other than it reminds me of my youthful days of experimenting, when I added vanilla bean into a bland wine achieving the same results. Given other review's, I will try another bottle just to make sure. My review - nose 90 pts, palate - 85 pts, average, 87 pts. None the less, worth a try. Tasted Oct/11.

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