Saturday, January 27, 2018
2016 Henry of Pelham Old Vines Baco Noir (Ontario VQA)
Henry of Pelham could be called Ontario's "Baco King". Maybe they already have been?
The tall bottle is closed with a high-quality natural cork. The wine pours with a dark, saturated black-cherry/magenta colour. Raspberry and plummy fruit, along with signature riparia notes waft about on the nose. The entry is tart, lively and brisk, as befits Baco—and balanced, firm warmth is noted as the wine travels across the mid-palate. A good structure is also evident here.
This is available as a general-list item at the LCBO, for about $20.
I preferred this Old Vines version to the family reserve.