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|SPECK FAMILY RESERVE RIESLING 2016 VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
||HENRY OF PELHAM
|Not presented at the press and/or consultants preview in the LCBO lab. Assessed on June 13 from a sample sent by the winery. Bright medium-light straw colour. Fairly intense, slightly spicy, faintly honeyed, ripe apple purée nose with some mineral-driven notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy, intense, ripe apple-lemon-melon flavours with a lingering, very high acid, tangy, faintly meringue-tinged, minerally finish. Screwcap closure. Has 12.0% alcohol and 17 g/L residual sugar with a cork closure. Only 46 cases are available. You can safely keep this for several years - it will improve over time! Riper than the recommended best buy 2013 (***) was released on November 26, 2016 at $24.95.
||White Table Wine
Spicy, Mineral-Tinged, Ripe Apple
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
|TASTING NOTE: This has excellent intensity, presence, complexity and refinement - as one would expect from vines planted in 1984. Great richness to go along with the bright, lifted tones and impressive lime and minerality. Generous and juicy, this is a truly classy expression of Ontario Riesling. A refined wine that will impress alone but has Riesling's wonderful food-friendliness in spades. Try it with barbecued ribs, chicken or pulled pork, or give it a go with seafood. You really cannot miss with this wine. (Vintages panel, Sept. 2017)
||vintages release - June 23, 2018
||46 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent