If I Could Buy Only One – June 8th Vintages Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from the June 8th release, which one would it be and why?”

Hidden Bench Locust Lane Rosé 2023

Hidden Bench Locust Lane Rosé 2023, VQA Beamsville Bench
$24.95, Mark Anthony Group
John Szabo, MS – I’m staying with the age worthy pink-theme release and my report with my only one this week, the serious Hidden Bench Locust Lane Rosé 2023. This all-estate, organically/biodynamically farmed pinot noir rosé takes a slightly reductive turn in 2023 and will need time in the glass (carafe, cellar) to allow the bright red cherry fruit to shine through. Flavour intensity and density on the palate are, as usual from Hidden Bench, well above the mean in the rosé category, as is length, an evidently ambitious wine. Best from 2025, with potential for 2-3 years in the cellar at least – will be fun to follow this wine. 

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