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ST. DAVID'S BENCH VINEYARD GAMAY NOIR DROIT 2016 VQA St. David's Bench, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Fairly deep intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, bright, ripe plum-cherry-raspberry nose with some reductive, pencil eraser notes that should blow off. Dry, medium-light bodied, tangy, fresh, plum-raspberry flavours with a crisp, unoaked, still youthful, mineral-tinged finish. I suggest putting this away for another 6 months to relax as the best is yet to come. Has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. TONY ASPLER / 88-points - High-toned plum nose with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, earthy, smoky plum flavour. A touch over-extracted. The recommended best buy 2015 (**+) was released on January 21, 2017 at $17.95. CSPC 346742
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Cha Des
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Tangy, Fresh, Youthful
LCBO Note Status
This is a perennially exciting wine - its pedigree alone makes it fascinating: Gamay Droit, the only vinifera grapevine native to Canada, was created in the vineyard from which this wine is sourced. This is always bright and intense, with exceptional depth and focus. Look for touches of dark fruit, earth and smoke, and a spicy undertone. A great option for turkey dinners or a pork sausage pie. Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 6, 2018
Cases bought 111 (12 bottles per case)

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