Friday, May 25, 2012

2010 Pelee Island Late Harvest Vidal (Ontario VQA)

Screwcap closure; 12.5% alc./vol.; on sale for $10.95 (at time of writing) on regular list at the LCBO.

Light straw colour with a slightly viscous appearance. Green apple, pineapple, citrus pith and a whiff of something that reminds me of varietal Diamond. Zippy acidity on the entry, immediately balanced by a rounded residual sweetness; tangy and zesty on the mid-palate. Warm zesty replays last long into the finish.

One of my favourite Vidals, year in and year out, the Late Harvest edition of Pelee Island's Vidal (there are two - a near-dry one called Monarch and this sweeter one, Late Harvest) is a reliable go-to wine if you happen to want something a few notches sweeter than your average table wine. Unlike many late-harvest wines in Ontario, this one is always bottled in a 750 ml format.

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