LCBO Vintages Classics Release
Six hectares of 35 year old vines grown in schist, sandstone, and sand contribute the Chenin Blanc fruit for this wine. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel fermentors to preserve purity of fruit flavour and the wine rests for nine months on the fine lees to build mid-palate richness. It will drink as a youthful wine for five years and in great vintages, can age for 20 years emerging as a spectacular mature white wine.
“Alluring, with quince, creamed pear, verbena and green almond flavors allied to a creamy texture, all offset beautifully through the finish by light quinine and mineral hints. Approachable, but this seems built for the cellar. Best from 2018 through 2030.”
94 points + Smart Buy, Wine Spectator, Oct 2017