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VOL. 79 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2021
the round, full palate are white peach, lemon curd, cantaloupe with some
almonds and wet stone on its long, creamy finish. While it is ready for
drinking now, it has, like many well-made Semillons, good cellaring potential.
This wine will pair well with richer fish or seafood dishes, but also with
poultry or pork dishes. We had it with baked chicken thighs and a parsnip
risotto. Again, you can find it at private stores like Legacy Liquor Store,
Everything Wine or Marquis Wine Cellars.
KEN FORRESTER OLD VINE RESERVE CHENIN BLANC 2019
Stellenbosch, South Africa #120202 $21.99
South Africa is a leader in chenin blanc wines in recent years. This wine has
an immensely rich nose of tropical fruit—mango, papaya, pineapple—
mixed with lemon, orange peel and a bit of minerality. The flavours are similar
with additional lashings of ripe peach, apricot, honey, vanilla, some
butter and soft oak. It finishes long and bright with good acidity. James
Suckling gave it 90 points. It is from a mix of barrel- and tank-fermented
fruit and is perfect for seafood dishes like Coquilles Saint-Jacques or
cracked crab or lobster. Also good will be chicken breasts in a creamy
lemon-garlic sauce or pork chops with a fruit salsa. Indian food is another
FAIRVIEW CELLARS CROOKED POST PINOT NOIR 2018
BC VQA Okanagan Valley $30.00 (approx.)
From two Oliver vineyards (Eagle Bluff and Fournier), this is a medium red
with bright aromas of red currant, violets, vanilla and a bit of green herbs.
The flavours are of raspberry, sour cherry, fresh cranberry with some oak
and smoke and a bit of leather in the background. It finishes tart but long.
It is still a little tight, and I suggest decanting. It will pair with rich salmon,
chicken or pork dishes, veal or an assortment of cheeses. This wine is available
from the winery just beside the Fairview golf course in Oliver, or in private
wine stores like Legacy Liquor or Marquis Wine Cellars.
WOLF BLASS MAKERS PROJECT PINOT THREE 2019
Adelaide Hills, Australia #99289 $19.99
This blend of pinot noir, pinot gris and pinot meunier had partial whole
berry fermentation (the technical term for it being whole-berry maceration).
It has pure fruit flavours and subtle yet distinct spice characters, with
cherry, black currant and dusty cocoa aromas and black cherry, plum, black
currant, smoky oak, green tobacco flavours and a medium-long finish. Try