A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 810: Seven Wines

Malivoire Mottiar Chardonnay 2019

Malivoire Mottiar Chardonnay 2019 (Beamsville Bench, $34.95, winery only)
Bright straw colour; toasty, spicy, melon and pear bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, lemon, melon and apple flavours with well-integrated oak; wonderfully fresh on the palate. (90)

Malivoire Gamay “Le Coeur” 2020 (Beamsville Bench, $27.95, winery only)
Deep ruby-purple in colour; cedary, cherry nose with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, lightly peppery, cherry flavour with a sage-like note on the finish; lively acidity. (90)

La Plume Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Plume Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Alexander Valley, California, $39.95, Vintages #287367)
Dense purple-ruby colour; cedary, blackcurrant nose with oak spices; full-bodied, dry, black plum and blackcurrant flavours with toasty oak notes; well-balanced, rich mouth-feel, finishing on ripe tannins. (90)

Henry of Pelham Baco Noir Old Vines 2020

Henry of Pelham Baco Noir Old Vines 2020 ($19.95, Ontario)
Dense purple in color; savoury-spicy blackberry nose; medium-bodied, dry, juicy, smoky, blackberry flavour carried on lively acidity. Lovely mouth-feel. (90)

Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2019

Henry of Pelham Estate Pinot Noir 2019 ($24.95, Short Hills Bench, Vintages #268391, to be released Oct. 2nd)
Ruby colour; toasty, lightly floral cherry bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, elegant, well-balanced, firmly structured, cherry flavour with zesty acidity. (91)

Gérard Bertrand Perles de Grenache Rosé 2020 (Languedoc Roussillon, $18.95, Vintages #556209, to be released Sept. 18th)
Salmon pink in colour; lightly minerally, wild strawberry nose; medium-bodied, dry, crisp, red berry flavour with lively acidity. (89)

Domaines André Aubert Visan Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2018

Domaines André Aubert Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages 2018 ($16.95, Vintages #224915)
Deep ruby; vanilla, blackberry nose with oak spice; full-bodied, dry, savoury, peppery, blackberry; firmly structured. Good value (89)

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