Creekside Laura's Red 2012, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Red Blend Red Blend
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (117960)

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June 10, 2017

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The excellent 2012 vintage was kind to Laura's Red, one of the better value "Bordeaux" blends in the market. It is...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is the best Laura's red yet with its lifted elegant nose of black cherry and blackberry fruit toned by mild...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The richest, wealthiest and most lush Laura’s red to date. Constructed in high tones, big fruit and the most oak it...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A fine vintage for Laura, the 2012 is firm and dusty, ripe but controlled, with heaps of edgy tannin that should...

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Community Reviews (5)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Mostly Cab Sauv (45%), Merlot (28%) , and Cab Franc (21%), this has medium+ intensity aromas moving towards savoury notes, but also still offers red & black fruits, currant, mint and cassis aromas. The palate is medium-full bodied with softening tannins and very good acidity. It shows some maturity with dried floral and currant flavours on the palate. Finish length is very good. Enjoy over the next 2-3 years. Last tasted Sept/2016.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A quality Ontario wine for under $20

Description: Dark ruby in colour with an intense nose. A fairly complex wine featuring cedar, black & red currants, black raspberry, cloves, cinnamon, dried herbs, mint, cassis, smoked Montreal meat, black pepper, leather and tomato leaves. Medium body with dry tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Note: This shows the world that Ontario red wines can be of good quality at a reasonable price.

Drink now or in the next couple of years on its own or pair it with Lamb Chops in Moroccan BBQ Sauce.

Tasted: 18 July 2015

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 17.5+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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cardamom
cardamom

I'll go with the consensus on this one. Benefits from a bit of decanting. Excellent with roast beef.

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