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LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Chenin Blanc
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2013

LCBO Vintages Classics Release

 

“This starts out in a quiet place, just a clean, bright and complete wine with scents of honeysuckle, tangerine and fragrant pear. There’s an undertow of minerality, layering earthiness beneath the fruit as it sustains the flavor and just keeps building in the end. Until suddenly, when you come back to the wine several hours later, it’s completely delicious, still gentle in its delivery of flowers and schist. Perhaps it’s not the longest-aging vintage, but this is a great wine to decant and enjoy over the next several years.”

93 points, Wine & Spirits, April 2017

 

“A round and supple style with mouthcoating tannins. There are savoury hints of bottle-age starting to emerge as lime and almond characters. Ripe phenolics on the finish coat the cheeks with a fine texture.”

92 points, Decanter, May 2019