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SPECK FAMILY RESERVE RIESLING 2016 VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HENRY OF PELHAM
Bright medium-light straw colour. Fairly intense, spicy, honeyed, ripe apple purée nose with some mineral-driven notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy, intense, ripe, maturing, apple-lemon-melon flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, minerally finish. This REPEAT has 12 % alcohol and 16 g/L residual sugar. The recommended 2016 (***) was last released on June 23, 2018 at $24.95. TONY ASPLER / 90-points / BEST BUY - Spicy, minerally, grapefruit nose with a honeyed note; light to medium-bodied, just off-dry grapefruit and honey flavours. Great length. CSPC 643361
Type White Table Wine
Agent Hen Pel
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Maturing, Spicy, Mineral-Tinged, Ripe Apple
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Harvested from the oldest vineyard planted in the 1980s, and harvested at low yield under two tonnes per acre, this is a quite full bodied, rich yet dry and intense riesling. Look for fairly lifted aromas of yellow pear/peach fruit with lemon/grapefruit citrus, florals and spice. It is medium bodied, with quite concentrated and intense fruit on the palate. Considerable lemon as well, with some bitterness on the finish. The length is excellent. Should age well through the mid 2020s. Score - 92 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, June 14, 2018) Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 24, 2018
Cases bought 49 (12 bottles per case)

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