The Event: monthly Wine Writers' Circle of Canada tasting.
The Venue: LCBO Scrivener Square
The Target Audience: members of the WWCC
The Availability/Catalogue: Larry Paterson collated some two dozen wines
from Quebec for him and the WWCC to taste and sample.
The Quote: "Some fascinating wines of excellent intensity".
**** Four Stars (90 - 93 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
- Chapelle Ste Agnes 2003 Geisenheim Icewine 9.5% alc $43.88 for
200 ml (outstandingly intense)
-Vignoble la Mission 2005 Vidal Icewine 11.5% alc $27.00 for 200 ml
-Domaine les Brome 2005 Reserve Vidal White 13.0% $20.18 750 ml
(outstanding because of its oak complexity, very well made, reminds me of
an oak aged seyval blanc from New York.
*** Three Stars (86 - 89 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine du Ridge 2006 Vent d'Oest White 11.5% $12.94 750 ml
-Vignoble Carone 2006 Frontenac Red 13.0% 750 ml (chocolate tones)
-Vignoble Carone 2006 Verita Red 14.0% $25.00 750 ml (highly
suggestive of Oz but also highly priced)
-Vignoble de la Riviere du Chene 2006 Lalande Signe Bastien Red 12.0%
$17.55 750 ml (concentrated, dense)
-Vignoble la Mission 2005 La Mission Vin Rouge Red 11.5% $13.00 750
ml -Marechal Foch, Chancellor and Lucy Kuhlmann varietals.
-Vignoble Le Cep D'Argent 2006 Reserve des Chevaliers Vin de Magog 12.5%
$12.24 750 ml
-Vignoble de la Bauge 2006 Brise Rose 11.5% 750 ml Frontenac
Rose (aromas of ripe cherries, strawberries and cinnamon)
-l'Orpailleur 2006 Eleve en Fut de Chene White 12.0% $13.04 750 ml
The Food: bread and water
The Effectiveness (numerical grade): 90.