Some Canadian wines you should probably try (part 2)


Some Canadian wines you should probably try (part 2)


Some more Canadian highlights. They might be tough to locate, but they are worth the chase.

Bachelder Wismer Vineyard Chardonnay 2012 Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara, Canada
Thomas Bachelder is one of Canada’s winemaking heroes. This Chardonnay has a wonderful matschstick/mineral and spice edge to the nutty nose. Very fine and expressive palate with pear, peach, spice and lovely depth. This is serious. 94/100

Domaine Queylus Merlot Cabernet Franc Grande Reserve 2012 Niagara Peninsula, Canada
Stylish and fine with nice blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Sweet with a savoury, spicy edge. Generous and fleshy and quite delicious. 93/100


Southbrook Vineyards Poetica Chardonnay 2011 Four Mile Creek, Niagara, Canada
Refined and slightly mineral pear and peach nose. Lovely texture here: spicy and mealy in the mouth with nice density and a hint of creaminess. A lovely broad yet refined Chardonnay. 93/100


Westcott Reserve Chardonnay 2013 Vinemount Ridge, Niagara, Chardonnay
A rich but delicious Chardonnay from a Niagara newcomer (first vintage was 2012). Rich, creamy and toasty with pear and white peach fruit. Bold but refined with smooth textured fruit and nice personality. 93/100


Church & State Quintessential 2011 Okanagan Valley, Canada
A Bordeaux-style blend. Fresh, pure and direct with a gravelly, spicy edge to the black fruits. Superb effort showing lovely balance and focus, offering structure and purity. 93/100

Painted Rock Merlot 2009 Okanagan Valley, Canada
Very attractive supple blackcurrant and black cherry fruit with hints of tar and gravel. There’s a fleshy, fresh fruity core to this wine but it also has plenty of complexity, too. Sophisticated stuff. 92/100

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