Mike Weir Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara On The Lake

This is huge value - and a winner of the first Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Award in 2011. Made at Chateau des Charmes... David Lawrason - LCBO, SAQ, BCLDB
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Mike Weir Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara On The Lake Bottle
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Mike Weir Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara On The Lake 88 7 $18.25
David Lawrason http://www.winealign.com/profile/466-David-Lawrason

This is huge value - and a winner of the first Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Award in 2011. Made at Chateau des...

Sara d'Amato http://www.winealign.com/profile/13582-Sara-d%27Amato

Beautiful, Mosel-like nose of lime and slatey minerality. Palate shows good weight and concentration and even...

John Szabo, MS http://www.winealign.com/profile/3333-John-Szabo%2C-MS

Maturing and aromatic, Weir's '08 riesling shows the green citrus fruit and lightly herbal notes of the vintage...

Mike Weir Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara On The Lake

Riesling Riesling
Ontario, Canada

$18.25 (229286)

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February 18, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is huge value - and a winner of the first Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Award in 2011. Made at Chateau des...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Beautiful, Mosel-like nose of lime and slatey minerality. Palate shows good weight and concentration and even...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Maturing and aromatic, Weir's '08 riesling shows the green citrus fruit and lightly herbal notes of the vintage...

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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

I first tasted this wine in a blind taste as part of a midterm wine exam I recently took and was so intrigued with it I ordered a case the next day. I’d go broke pretty quick if all Rieslings tasted like this one.

Highlighted by big, lively, crisp acidity rarely tasted to this degree and a mineral backbone this wine is in a class of its own and a steal at under $15. Extremely food friendly. A great buy if you can still find it.

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Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Apples, apricots, honey, terpentine, and floweriness on the nose. A racy acidity on the palate makes this a very drinkable wine. The aftertaste stays with you for a long, long time. Just about off-dry. Incredible wine at the price.

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

This riesling was very impressive and a great bargain when released, as the reviews from 2011 attest, but I had my doubts about how it would fare over the longer haul. More than four years later, all doubts have been erased. The bottle I just opened (my last, unfortunately) still displayed attractive honey and dried fruit aromas, perhaps a bit more petrol than previously, lime/mineral notes, and crisp acidity. I tasted it alongside a very fine 2008 Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt RK riesling, and it more than held its own. Another good example of the potential for making fine riesling in Ontario.

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