Tawse Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2010 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
Niagara has proven itself as a great place to grow Riesling and the Tawse Sketches Riesling has certainly hit its...
Fruit forward with a juicy, joyously fruity bouquet and taste, this is a pleasure to drink just on its own as an...
This multiple award winning riesling crackles with freshness and generosity. The nose is nicely intense with petrol,...
Great value in a classic Niagara riesling that's taught, bright, fresh and well balanced with enough residual sugar...
Though the 2013 vintage is out in Ontario, the 2010 is what is currently found on BCLDB shelves in BC. I'm not...
I've been following this wine virtually since release; it's been highly rewarded, including a finish in the finals of...
A stunner at this price point, bright, vibrant, exciting with loads of tension and appeal. Zesty, edgy and...
Mans fine architectural lines akin the house that Maury built. A nectarine and guava smoothie, creamy, satisfying. A...
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Aromas of minerals, lemon, and floral. Lovely mineral notes, lemon rind, orange, citrus on the palate. Medium dry. Made in a German-style Riesling. Good acidity that allows it to be paired well with food. Tasted Nov/2011. Score 91 pts
Apricot/peach, petrol with some zesty orange aromas. Nice aroma replays on palate, but with some slight tartness on the finish. Lip-smacking acidity. Tasted Sept/2012. Score: 90 pts
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Amazing value. And I'm always thrilled when I see it listed on a restaurant wine list! :)
Couldn't agree more with the other reviews. The 2010 is stunning for $18. Great green apple with a nice petrol tinge. Lots of citrus too but a slight sweetness and a lovely long finish balance this wine perfectly. Can't wait for the 2011!
A delicious riesling at a great pricepoint. Red apple, peach, mango and minerality for structure. Medium-dry and medium body with a tart acidity. Great balance and excellent length. Nov 2012
Quite sweet and medium full body - wonderfully fruity, extremely drinkable when chilled. Good with moderately spicy Asian.
A big fruit profile on the nose with some tropical banana and coconut balanced out by a little tree fruit and some pleasant acidity. A warm, caramel note finishes things off nicely. A lovely wine for sipping all on its own.
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Nice citrus notes with petrol turning to rubber with some floral components on the nose. Complex flavours of petrol, lime and green apple and some minerality and floral notes with nice acidity. Nice long finish.
Great Riesling from one of my favorite Ontario producers. Like Phil Collins having a juice box while doing your morning yard work. This wine smells like apple juice, fresh raked leaves and it will quickly recede in your mouth like his hairline did. I can feel this coming in the air tonight with spicy sweet potato soup… oh Lord, oh Lord.
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How about a top-notch off-dry Riesling… We do this very well in Ontario as Tawse demonstrates with this beautifully balanced example from the 2010 vintage. A fruit forward, clean, and very food friendly style with just a touch of sweetness. Pair it with an Asian dish or with a salad topped with spice rubbed chicken. Tasted Jan 2012.
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This wine opens up with very lively aromas of pear, green apple, grapefruit and minerals. On the palate this off-dry Riesling is medium body with alcohol coming in at 10% and where the crisp acidity and sweetness are perfectly match. The finish is long with lemon zest and mineral note lingering. A terrific and well balanced refreshing Riesling. I paired this wine chicken curry and roasted cashews, it work beautifully.
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Another excellent Niagara riesling at a reasonable price. This one shows the ripeness of the 2010 vintage with lemon and grapefruit as the dominant notes. Off dry with wonderful minerality and acidity that produce mouth watering juiciness. Smack, smack (that's the sound of my mouth BTW). Grip it n' sip it! April 2013.
Very pale in the glass. Tight nose of citrus and a touch of petrol (always my favorite nuance in a riesling).
Just off-dry, VERY crisp citrus and TART green apple flavours. Sour gummy candies comes to mind. Bright acidity and long, sweet and sour finish.
An interesting style that would be a great match for just about any food that could use a squirt of lemon (or sour gummies). I cracked one open for my chicken cordon bleu. A decent match.
Overall, I like it. With the right food it's great. Otherwise, I find it a bit thin and too sharp. For this price I could do better in Germany.
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