So, to celebrate Canadian wine day, a Canadian Riesling. It’s pretty good: if I’d have tasted it blind I would have guessed New Zealand, I think. I normally don’t go in for this ‘day’ thing (there are just too many of them), but I’m heading to Canada for the first time next month so I am happy to make an exception.
Hidden Bench Riesling Felseck Vineyard 2010 Beamsville Bench VQA, Canada
11.5% alcohol. Dense and nicely focused with lively citrus fruits to the fore. Lemon and grapefruit pith with some floral, ripe apple and honey notes in the background. There’s just a tiny bit of phenolic grip here, but the dominant theme is pure fruit and good acidity. It tastes quite dry, but with a fruitiness that suggests there might be a touch of residual sugar, even if the wine doesn’t taste at all sweet. Proper Riesling. 90/100
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