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GAMAY 2014 VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer STRATUS
Deep intense purple colour. Very slightly spicy, ripe plum-cherry nose with some slight sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, very bright, slightly spicy, ripe raspberry-plum-crancherry flavours with a lingering, gently tangy, fresh, mineral-tinged finish. Has 13.8% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / BUY - Cedary, plum on the nose with spicy oak notes; medium-bodied,, richly extratced, fruity, black cherry favour with a surprisingly firm finish CSPC 312082
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Str Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **+(89 points)
Tangy, Fresh, Ripe
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: When asked about his approach to gamay winemaker J-L Groux responds with \"continuously with changes.\" This is what takes place in 2014 with the barrel time cut back by a full year, now only nine months, if nothing else for to place ultimate emphasis on fruit. Sounds simple but it's anything but in a Groux universe. His gamay now gifts fresh strawberry and raspberry, a slight 13 per cent alcohol spine and the uplifting effect of zero-noticeable steaminess, steminess, aggression or grass. In contrast to many overly and overtly ambitious Ontario gamay here Stratus enters the antithetical to harsh realm and instead occupies the amenable-ethereal void. Less pressing means smoother transitions and weightless chimera. This captures varietal and place with its coax of maximum fruit. The plantings are from 1992 and 2001 (with an imperfect memory that includes the possibility of 1985 too). Drink: 2017- 2020. Tasted May 2017. Score - 90 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, Aug. 4, 2017) Price $ 29.20
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 12, 2018
Cases bought 26 (12 bottles per case)

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