Tawse Sketches Of Niagara Riesling 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Riesling Riesling
Ontario, Canada

$17.95 (89029)

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90 pts
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February 02, 2013

Critic Reviews (8)

Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

Niagara has proven itself as a great place to grow Riesling and the Tawse Sketches Riesling has certainly hit its...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Fruit forward with a juicy, joyously fruity bouquet and taste, this is a pleasure to drink just on its own as an...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This multiple award winning riesling crackles with freshness and generosity. The nose is nicely intense with petrol,...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Great value in a classic Niagara riesling that's taught, bright, fresh and well balanced with enough residual sugar...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Though the 2013 vintage is out in Ontario, the 2010 is what is currently found on BCLDB shelves in BC. I'm not...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

I've been following this wine virtually since release; it's been highly rewarded, including a finish in the finals of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A stunner at this price point, bright, vibrant, exciting with loads of tension and appeal. Zesty, edgy and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Mans fine architectural lines akin the house that Maury built. A nectarine and guava smoothie, creamy, satisfying. A...

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Community Reviews (17)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

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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Arnold Toporowski
Arnold Toporowski

Amazing value. And I'm always thrilled when I see it listed on a restaurant wine list! :)

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CJ List
CJ 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!

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Kevin Donato
Kevin Donato

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

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Michael Ell
Michael Ell

Quite sweet and medium full body - wonderfully fruity, extremely drinkable when chilled. Good with moderately spicy Asian.

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Holly Bruns
Holly Bruns

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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Bob Blais
Bob Blais

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.

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Ryan Hindmarsh
Ryan Hindmarsh

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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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

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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Michael Powell
Michael Powell

very nice

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

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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David Brodati
David Brodati

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.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Enjoyable. Green apple finish. Well priced. Tasted March 2013.

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Templeton Smith
Templeton Smith

Nice Reisling, but nothing memorable.

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Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

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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Stephan W
Stephan W

Off-dry type of Riesling. Decent wine for the price, but nothing extraordinary. Tasted April 2012.

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