Henry Of Pelham Reserve Baco Noir 2012, VQA Ontario

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Baco Noir Baco Noir
Ontario, Canada

$24.95 (461699)

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88 pts
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October 03, 2015

Critic Reviews (6)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This may be the closest Ontario will ever come to making southern Rhone wine. It's full bodied, fairly dense, meaty...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2015.

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Dark and earthy with coffee, spice and dried herbs on the nose. An iconic baco noir with great impact, power and...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Wasn't surprised that this was the wine with its rich texture and smokey barrel notes. Just wondering how much...

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Perfumed nose with aromas of jammy red fruit. Light medium-bodied wine with a short final that leaves some bitter notes.

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a stylized wine, one which you love or despise, with masses of oak flavour and considerable residual sugar....

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Community Reviews (3)

Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

I'm in agreement with David Lawrason's assessment of this wine - very impressive indeed. However, I have reservations about the aging potential. I tasted the 2010 edition alongside this one, and the difference was night and day. Though similar to the 2012 in its youth, the 2010 has now become excessively woody and redolent of iodine, overwhelming the fruit. I ascribe this to the use of American oak, which seems to show well early in the maturation process, but then rapidly turns obtrusive and nasty with further aging. I'm taking no chances, and will drink my remaining 2012 soon!

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David Brodati
David Brodati

H of P is well known for their Baco. Deep ruby purple and opaque. Somewhat over oaked for my preference, but still, there are good things happening in the glass. Juicy acidity gives some structure to the darker stewed fruit. Aromas of iodine, meat, anise, herbal mint, spice and oaky mocha. Tannins are present but moderate. Length is very good. There's a certain brambleness to this Baco, almost Zin like. Paired well with bbq ribs. Oct. 2015.

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Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

i don't mind a bit of sugar, but here we are verging on cough medicine syrup territory.

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