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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Aug 26/11: Luckett Vineyards Nova Scotia tasting.

The Time and Date:  Friday August 26, 2011   2PM to 3PM
The Event: a tasting of wines at Luckett Vineyards, Gaspereau Valley in
Nova Scotia.
The Venue: Luckett Vineyards
The Target Audience: me.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available at the winery. The
selling area appears to be a pastiche of wine bins, done to great
The Quote/Background: There's about 100 acres of land, with 16 acres
devoted to vineyards and 75 acres to fruit. Peter Luckett wants to
develop his fruit wines, such as apple, blackberry, black currants,
local cranberries, and Montmorency cherries. He's also quite keen on
growing a variety of French hybrids such as Luci Kuhlman, Marechal
Foch, Triumph d'Alsace, Leon Millot, L'Acadie, Ortega, and Vidal.
The winery is known for its British Phone Booth sited in the middle of
a vineyard, in full working order.
The Wines:  Most reds are aged six months in US oak.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Triumph D'Alsace 2010, $19 – 6 months US oak, best after it has been
open awhile.
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-L'Acadie Blanc 2010, $19 – US oaked
-Ortega 2010, $22 – off-dry
-Vidal Icewine 2010, 375 mL, $27 – US oaked.
-Apple Icewine 2010, 200 mL, $22 – cryogenic extraction
-Apple Cranberry 2010, 375 mL, $15
-Cherry Dessert, 500 mL, $25
-Sparkling Blackcurrant Apple, NV, $19
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Phone Box Red 2010, $20 – blend of Kuhlman (40%), Foch, Triumph, and
Millot, US oak, 13.5% ABV
-Leon Millot 2010, $19
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness/Execution of the Event(numerical grade): 87

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