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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 836: Rosehall Run

My office, according to my wife, is a mess. There are papers everywhere and I confess that one pile concealed notes I have written on wines kindly sent to me by Rosehall Run in Prince Edward County – wines I … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 832: Malivoire Wines and a Crackerjack Douro Red

Malivoire Bisous Brut (Beamsville Bench, Niagara) A blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, fermented separately in older French oak barrels and aged on the lees for 36 months. Pale straw in colour with an active mousse of tiny … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 831: Light Tasting Week but Serious Wines

CVNE Imperial Reserva 2016 (Rioja, $39.95, Vintages #424390) Dense purple in colour; spicy, coconut, strawberry nose with a cedary, lead pencil note; medium-bodied, dry, strawberry and plum flavours with lively acidity and well-integrated oak. (90)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 828: Flat Rock’s Tasty Rieslings and a Brace of Malivoires

Malivoire Stouck Merlot 2018 (Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara; $39.95) Dense purple in colour; cedary, vanilla, black plum and blackberry nose with oak spice; medium-bodied, dry, beautifully balanced, with blackberry, plum and black cherry flavours, finishing on ripe tannins. (91)

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A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 823: Legacy and Tinhorn Creek

Brian Schmidt, the winemaker at Vineland Estates has created a fascinating Cabernet Franc using a solera system. He calls it Legacy and it’s produced from vines planted in 2010 on a south-facing slope of the Bo-Teek vineyard, adjacent to the … Continue reading

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