- Peller Estates Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
- Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer 2000
- Kittling Ridge Oh Canada Maple Cream
Peller Estates Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 (Niagara
Peller has been doing a good job with their high-end reds, especially
in the flagship Signature series, but this Private Reserve Cab is good
value for the money. Aged nearly a year in French and American oak, the
wine is deeply coloured with a bouquet of cedar, cassis and earthy notes;
medium-bodied with generous fruit and supporting tannins. Drinking well
now but will hold for 2–3 years.
Food match: rack of lamb, old Cheddar.
Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer 2000 (Alsace)
(Vintages December release – $39.95)
The quintessential Gewurz! Succulent, exotic, fleshy and fabulous. The
colour of old gold, concentrated perfume of lychee and rose petals; intense,
sweet, mouth-filling fruit. It's like drinking perfume and lasts
as long on the palate.
Food match: by itself or with Munster cheese.
Kittling Ridge Oh Canada Maple Cream (Ontario)
A Canadian version of Bailey's using maple syrup, locally made whisky
and cream. Well balanced and not overly sweet with a definite tang of
maple syrup. Chill before serving.
Food match: over ice cream, brunch pancakes.