Henry Of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2010, VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Pinot Noir Pinot Noir
Ontario, Canada

$24.95 (268391)

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86 pts
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October 01, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A carefully crafted pinot noir expressing both a sense of place and solid varietal character. There is notable...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Advanced garnet colour, with advanced aromatics (pot pourri, dried flowers) to match - this is at, or very near peak...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This pours dull, pale and very mature brick red. The colour is not promising. But it has some interest on the nose...

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Community Reviews (1)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

Drinkable, but only just. This wine is well past its prime, and fading rapidly. What fruit remains is in the pruney spectrum, and there is a volatile vinyl note in the nose that isn't pleasant (my wife insists that the bottle is corked, but it doesn't smell like TCA to me). From a warm vintage like 2010, I would expect more stuffing and balance for the long haul, but this one missed the mark. I've always found HoP pinot noirs to be hit and miss in terms of quality, and this is yet another illustration that they are not quite in the top ranks of Niagara producers of that finicky variety.

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