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SPECK FAMILY RESERVE PINOT NOIR 2016 VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HENRY OF PELHAM
Faintly ambering deep red colour. Attractive, intense, complex, gently ripe plum-cranberry-red cherry purée nose. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy, bright, ripe, plummy, red and black cherry purée flavours with a lingering, fairly high-acid, gently complex finish. Quite ready-to-drink. Has 13.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar. Better than the 2010 (**+) released on October 14, 2017 at $34.95. CSPC 657874
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hen Pel
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Complex, Harmonious, Ripe
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The top-tier Pinots from the Speck brothers are sourced from the oldest estate vineyards on the Short Hills Bench that were planted in 1988. The warm vintage has given this wine fantastic concentration of dark cherries, cassis, wild raspberry and currants with earthy/brambly notes, violets and elegant oak spices on the nose. It's all about the integrated red and dark fruits, even at this early stage, that are juicy yet poised and polished and meld perfectly with the oak spices. It's all delivered on a bed of silky smooth tannins through a long finish. Lovely Pinot that will be ready to rock when released. Score - 92 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, Feb. 1, 2018) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 10, 2018
Cases bought 59 (12 bottles per case)

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