A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 761: Burrowing Owl Tasting and Others

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Burrowing Owl Chardonnay 2018 (Okanagan, $33.95)
Bright, pale straw colour; toasty, spicy, apple bouquet with a note of undergrowth; medium-bodied, dry, richly extracted flavours of baked apple and clove with oak spice. Lovely mouth-feel. (91)

Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir 2018 ($39.95)
Garnet coloured; black raspberry nose with vanilla oak note and a light floral tone; medium-bodied, dry, red plum flavour with well-integrated oak and ripe tannins. (89)

Burrowing Owl Merlot 2016 ($39.95)
Corked, unfortunately!

Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($44.95)
Dense purple colour; warm, spicy, cedary, blackcurrant nose; medium-bodied, dry, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, beautifully balanced and firmly structured. Will reward cellaring for a couple of years (91–92)

Burrowing Owl Athene 2017 ($44.95)
Cedary, black fruit aromas with a floral grace note and oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, beautifully balanced with smoky, juicy flavours of plum and currants. Well-integrated oak and ripe tannins. (92)

Burrowing Owl Meritage 2017 ($57.95)
Dense purple colour; cedary, cigar box nose of blackcurrant and plum with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, plum, graphite flavours with cocoa powder tannins. (91)

Malivoire Che Bello Sparkling Wine (Ontario, $19.95) (Riesling, Seyval and Vidal)
Pale straw colour, tiny bubbles; citrus peel nose; light to medium-bodied, lemon, pear and green plum flavours. Crisp and refreshing with an engaging touch of bitterness on the finish. (88.5)

Malivoire Gewurztraminer 2018 (Beamsville Bench, Ontario; $19.95)
Pale straw colour; aromatic, lychee and rose petal nose; medium-bodied, just off-dry, unctuous, lychee, cardamom and rosewater flavours. Nicely balanced and varietally correct. (90)

Malivoire Ladybug Rosé 2019 (Niagara Peninsula – $16.95)
Pale pink with a bluish tint; lightly floral, wild strawberry bouquet; light to medium-bodied, dry, rhubarb, cranberry and redcurrant flavours. Well-balanced and lingering. (89)

Malivoire Stouck Merlot 2016 (Lincoln Lakeshore – $34.95)
Deep purple in colour; cedary, blackberry bouquet with oak spice; medium to full-bodied, dry, savoury black fruit flavours with lively acidity and well-integrated oak. Lovely mouth-feel, with ripe tannins. (91)

Henry of Pelham Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (Niagara Peninsula – $14.95)
Pale straw in colour; citrus and lemon gras nose; medium-bodied, dry, well-balanced with flavours of green plum and green fig. (89)

Peninsula Ridge Beal Vineyard Cabernet Rosé 2019
Deep salmon pink in colour; candied raspberry nose with a thread of minerality; medium-bodied, just off-dry with a raspberry flavour and touch of sweetness mitigated by racy acidity. (88)

Peninsula Ridge Pinot Grigio 2018
Light straw in colour; peach pit nose; medium-bodied, dry, white peach and lemon flavours. (88)

Inniskillin Reserve Chardonnay 2018
Bright, straw colour; spicy, toasty, apple bouquet with a floral note; medium-bodied, dry, apple and melon flavours with well-integrated oak, A beautifully balanced wine with a lovely mouth-feel (91)

Segura Viudas Heredad Brut Reserva (Penedes, Spain)
Pale straw colour; minerally, lemon zest and green apple bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, minerally, green apple and citrus flavours. An elegant sparkler. (89)

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