Henry Of Pelham Reserve Baco Noir 2009, VQA Ontario
This is a big, dark and brooding baco with ripe prune/black olive and blueberry fruit, considerable chocolate,...
It is difficult to beat this well-known King of Baco's in Ontario from Henry of Pelham. The Reserve Baco Noir...
Henry of Pelham's classic baco reserve continues the tradition of savoury, smoky, oaky, resinous, woody, horseradish...
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Not sure if there's a better Baco noir made on the planet. It rustic but smooth showing sweet and sour cherries, smoky plum, leather, mud, wet leaves -medium to full bodied silky tannins - its beyond well made - it's perfectly balanced & structured. Oh Yaaaaaaaaaaaaa the right stuff!
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The Speck Brothers at Henry of Pelham reign as the Baco Noir kings. Their Reserve Baco is consistently the best in Ontario. This Baco Noir is like Russel Crowe riding a horse through muddy water. Its intense, rugged, and smells like a long wet leather jacket. Pair this with roast beef and saddle up on the 3:10 to Yuma.
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Medium+ ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Consistently, Canada’s best Baco Noir is Henry of Pelham’s reserve
Positives: This complex wine features cedar, smoky embers, Gaeta olives, bacon, prunes, dark cherry, strawberry, raspberry, black currants, blueberry, chocolate, Portobello mushrooms & leather. Full body with medium tannins, good acidity and a long length.
Interesting Point: I recommend using a Pinot glass and lightly chill it.
Drink now or over the next 2 years on its own or pair it with a melody of olives in olive oil.
Tasted: 22 Dec 2013
Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 19/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+
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