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Vintages Release: July 22, 2017

• The following 2016 Saint Aix Rosé is a red blend of 60% grenache, 20% syrah, 20% cinsault, with a splash of carignan.

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Saint Aix Rosé 2016
AOP Coteaux d’Aix en Provence $22.95 (451906) 13.0% alcoho
This gives up delicate aromas of floral notes, red cherry/berry fruit and wisps of citrus. It streaks over the palate with a riveting line of acidity—red currant, sour cherry and cranberry flavour. This is light-medium bodied with light texture and a tang-laden citrussy finish with a blood orange pith on the aftertaste. Pour with prawn ceviche, freshly shucked Malpec oysters or sushi. (Vic Harradine)

Vintages Release: Summer 2017

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Henry of Pelham ‘Estate’ Riesling 2016
VQA Short Hills Bench $17.95 (268391) 11.5% alcohol
The price-quality ratio skews well in your favour. Floral, sharp citrus and stone fruit aromas herald a gorgeous mouthful of sweet and tang, slightly off-dry, lemon curd, Key lime pie and wisps of mineral notes washing over the palate, mid weight and nicely textured. This is balanced and drinking well now, especially with spicy or curried Asian dishes. (Vic Harradine)

Vintages Release: Summer 2017

****1/2 drink or cellar Oh Canada!
Henry of Pelham ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir 2015
VQA Short Hills Bench $24.95 (557165) 13.5% alcohol
Wisps of smoke, savory herb and cedar aromas unleash a racy, tangy stream of passionfruit, beetroot and red cherry flavour mingling with pipe tobacco bathing the palate infusing the lengthy dry, mouth-watering finish. It’s medium-full weight with good texture, depth, complexity and persistent purity of fruit. Good to go now, pour with smoked, grilled duck breasts or coq au vin. (Vic Harradine)