- Mouton-Cadet 2002
- Cave Spring Cabernet/Merlot Reserve 2002
- Henry of Pelham Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay 2003
Mouton-Cadet 2002 (Bordeaux)
$13.40 (general release)
The new blend of this old workhorse is a great improvement over past vintages.
Heavier on Merlot and vinified more in New World style to highlight the
fruit. Ruby colour with a nose of cedar and spicy blueberry and currants;
medium-bodied, fruit-driven with supple tannins. ***˝
Food match: lamb cutlets, cheddar cheese
Cave Spring Cabernet/Merlot Reserve 2002 (Ontario)
$29.95 (from the winery or through www.winerytohome.com)
Merlot 45%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 20%. Dense ruby colour;
cedar, vanilla and blackcurrant nose, nicely integrated; medium-bodied,
firm structure, well extracted blackcurrant and cranberry flavours. Well
Food match: duck breast, beef tenderloin
Henry of Pelham Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay 2003 (Ontario)
$19.95 (from the winery or through www.winerytohome.com)
The new vintage of this reliable chardonnay is one of the best I've tasted.
Straw colour; smoky, toasty, barnyard nose with lively flavours of oranges
and apples; well made, spicy citrus, nut and apple taste in the mid palate.
Will reward the patient – hold for a year to eighteen months. ****˝
Food match: grilled salmon, seared tuna