Tollgate Fumé Blanc 2009, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc
Ontario, Canada

$15.20 (335711)

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89 pts
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July 20, 2013
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Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A really lovely, sensual fume blanc with elegant toasty notes balanced by an abundance of slightly sweet fruit of...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ripe, smoky, leesy, with evolved, baked fruit character in the citrus and tree fruit category, slipping into the...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Gives a goblet of lavish, good pleasure in honey and near Gewürztraminer, lychee-ish tropical fruit. Not so smoky but...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a barreled sauvignon blanc modeled on white Bordeaux. It's quite big and rich but not very cohesive. The nose...

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Community Reviews (2)

Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Pale gold in the glass, the oak ageing of this one is instantly recognizable. The nose is quite intense, white notes of papaya, mango, clementine, peach, a hint of fresh cut grass and green pea, and minerality. It's dry and medium bodied with medium+ acid and intensity and a creamy mouthfeel. The flavours replay on the palate with the ripe tropical fruit at the forefront along with a bit of honey and spice. This is not only a seriously good value, but also an excellent example of what barrel ageing can do for sauvignon blanc. Tasted January 2014

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Pale gold in the glass, the oak ageing of this one is instantly recognizable. The nose is quite intense, white notes of papaya, mango, clementine, peach, a hint of fresh cut grass and green pea, and minerality. It's dry and medium bodied with medium+ acid and intensity and a creamy mouthfeel. The flavours replay on the palate with the ripe tropical fruit at the forefront along with a bit of honey and spice. This is not only a seriously good value, but also an excellent example of what barrel ageing can do for sauvignon blanc. Tasted January 2014

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