A friend of mine Vik gave me this wine, thanks Vik! Consistently year after year Hllebrand does a good job with this wine. They manage to take the wild tannins that are prolific in Niagara and tame them into an approachable wine that can be drunk now and will keep for a bit too. This wine is dark rich in color with a nice Cab bouquet. The Cab Franc is not as dominant as one would expect. The wine has some lovely deep cherry flavors on the mid pallet. In taming this wine some of the edge, more well defined fruit flavors are lost but that is the price to pay. The finish is medium to long with a nice bit of dryness. The oak and alcohol are well integrated. Hats off to the wine maker. I would give this an 89 or so. No need to decant this one … Just open sip and say ahhhh.
TRIUS RED (V) VINTAGES 303800 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 21.95 Wine, Red Wine, 12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D This is a VQA wine
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Andres Wines Ltd
Release Date: May 23, 2009
Hillebrand’s Trius Red was among the first Bordeaux-blend wines to demonstrate the virtues of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot from Niagara. A consistently well-bred and delicious wine, it displays complex aromas and flavours of cedar, blackcurrant, cherry, plum, vanilla and tobacco, leading to a clean, juicy, medium-long finish. Try it now with grilled sirloin strips and multi-coloured peppers, or serve it with semi-hard Canadian cheeses. Cellar it for 4-6 years to experience its full potential.