Christmas Wine: Chateau Palmer 2001
Merlot 44% Cabernet Sauvignon 51% Petit Verdot 5%
Stunning deep ruby; introverted nose at first instance and slowly opens up revealing various wood and spice aromas with hints of ripe black fruits and mocha; on the palate the fruit is exquisite, with hints of herbs and tobacco, the tanks are subtle; good structure, well balanced and mellow long finish.
[decanted 2 hours before]
Ready to drink but still can keep for a few more years
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Pommery is closely associated with Champagne; a few years ago, Pommery expanded to the USA under “Louis Pommery”, using California grapes to make a new world style sparkling wine.
After eight years of R & D, Cellar Director, and oenological DevelopmentManager Thierry Gasco refined a revolutionary method to craft wine with encapsulated yeast, which eliminates all deposits from the bottle, gives the wine an unprecedented degree of clarity and brilliance.
Using the methode champenoise principle this wine is made with 96% chardonnay and 4% pinot noir grapes.
Louis Pommery is an ode to the maison’s iconic style, evoking vivacity, freshness and finesse.
Beautiful straw yellow colour with a lively effervescence; soft aromas of toasted baguette, fresh flowers with notes of green apples which flow through to the palate; slight citrusy note; the finish is long and toasty.
A wonderful and well-priced offering.
Vintages Release Date: September 5, 2020 – # 15894
Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle
Made In: California, USA
By: Vranken Pommery America
Sugar Content:10 g/L
Style: Medium body
Varietal: Chardonnay Blend
Redefining California cool and set to become a game-changer in the sparkling wine category!
Liz Palmer: Review October 15 2020
Domaine Sébastien Magnien, Vieilles Vignes, Hautes Côtes De Beaune 2017
This old-vine Burgundy calls for wine tasting on a Vintage Boat on a beautiful summer day in Ontario!
This Pinot Noir is made from the fruit of a single vineyard (La Dalignère); is richer and more powerful than Sebastien’s other Hautes Côtes wines. 100 % Pinot Noir, 55 years old vines planted by Sebastien’s grandfather. I’m a fan!
Bright ruby colour, The nose has a combination of floral and red berry notes with an engaging earthy-spicy character. It has a wonderful concentration and depth of blackberry fruit on the palate, refined tannins, through to a long finish. Burgundian elegance.
Drink now to 2023
Le Guide Hachette des Vins 2016
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This nervy wine comes from Bué, one of the top villages of Sancerre, which is grown in limestone-clay soil and reflects the unique terroir of the region.
Powerful nose with lots of aromatic qualities developing over a period of time. Tangy with mineral texture, and offering lime flavors, displaying a surprising suppleness and roundness. Very long on the palate.
This wine makes an excellent aperitif and pairs beautifully with oily seafood dishes and cheeses.
Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
Domaine Franck Millet
Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2017: 1 Star
Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2014: 2 Stars
Concours General Agricole Paris, 2014: Gold
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Netflix Canada & Ontario Wine…the perfect pairing!
Here are my three recommended pairings (movie/series and wine):
“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” PAIRED with Marynissen Estates Bottoms Up Red 2017
This lush ruby-red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend is berry-driven and the ideal match for this flustery tale of first love.
Tasting Notes: Seduces you immediately; rich and expressive aromas of cherry, plum and raspberry that also carry through to the palate with a smooth long finish
“Virgin River” PAIRED with Nyarai Cellars, Field Blender’s White 2017
Nothing complements a fresh start at romance quite like wonderful aromatics and orange blossoms
Tasting Notes: An elegant style that features rich complex and exciting aromatics; effortlessly displaying notes of apricots, honeydew melon, and orange blossoms; edgy minerality runs throughout with crisp acidity onto a long citrus finish
“Self Made” PAIRED with 13Th Street June’s Vineyard Riesling 2018
Aromas of lime and wildflowers pairs beautifully with the inspiring confidence and drive of M.C. Walker
Tasting Notes: Delicate whiffs of honey, beeswax lend depth to crisp ripe peach, apricot flavors with some stony mineral tones; this spry yet penetrating Riesling finishes with juicy concentrate stone fruit flair.
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