Inky dark in color with a nose of dark berries. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berries, dark cherries and oak. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness and lively acidity. This is quite a bold wine for a foch. I would give it an 88-89. As an FYI neither the term Vintage nor reserve are defined under the rules of VQA so any winery/wine maker can use them and they do not mean anything universally speaking. The grape in case your interested is Marechal Foch
From the LCBO web site:
Foch Vintage Reserve 2012 — VINTAGES#: 416214
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm
The nose here is deep and richly aromatic with lots of red and dark berry fruit. The palate is bold, ripe and full of personality. Dense and savoury with superb replays, bright food-friendly acidity and a tangy finish. Try this with grilled tomatoes. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2014) $19.95
Release Date:June 27, 2015
Alcohol/Vol 14.0% Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Vieni Estates Inc. Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Full-bodied & Firm
From the winery’s web site:
In 2012, the wine made from these five acres was used primarily to produce the 2012 Briganti Reserve. However, based on its early indications of greatness, 1,500 litres were set aside to age for eighteen months in barrels newly coopered from southern Ontario Oak.
The results were well worth the wait – our winemaker Mauro Salvador proudly declared this 2012 Foch a Vintage Reserve, and describes it as “intese red ruby with purplish reflections, elegant, harmonious, refined and intense with notes of wild strawberries, blueberries, gooseberries, vanilla and smoked wood: powerful and harmonious taste, dense and alcoholic, very persistent finishing with lingering fruits and vanilla.