HENRY OF PELHAM OFF-DRY RESERVE RIESLING 2007

I cracked this one the other night. This is a smack in the middle Riesling. Not too sweet, but also not that long in flavor. It is varietal on the nose, with a pale color. This wine is in the middle between a Kabinett and a Spatlese. Overall it was an Ok wine but nothing stellar. I would probably give it an 87 or so. This is more of a style thing for me. I think they should either choose to make a sweet wine and do that or make a dry one and do that. This off dry (or semi sweet) is an odd one. All in all it was fine, but compared to what I call the benchmark Niagara Riesling which for me is the Cave Springs, this one is a bit of a disappointment. I paired it with Fajitas and it went well with the cheese in them. This wine would make a good patio wine. You could sip this one happily on the deck. So all in all, not a bad wine, just nothing outstanding. I won’t be rushing out to grab a case of these 🙂

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From the LCBO Web site:
HENRY OF PELHAM OFF-DRY RESERVE RIESLING 2007
VINTAGES 557165 | 750 mL bottle

Price: $ 15.95
Wine, White Wine,
11.5% Alcohol/Vol.

Sugar Content : MD
This is a VQA wine

Made in: Ontario, Canada
By: Henry Of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Release Date: Sep 27, 2008

Tasting Note
Pelham’s Rieslings are consistently good values and well made wines year after year – this one is no exception. This is a wonderful peach/apple mix of fruit on both the nose and palate and a nice petrol undercurrent is already beginning to develop. I recommend that you also taste for the mango that’s present, and pleasant, in the mouth. (Michael Pinkus, www.ontariowinereview.com, June 17, 2008)

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