Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red 2017

I’ve had this wine in past vintages and been impressed, so I looked forward to this one with expectations. And you know what happens when you have expectations … Inky dark in color with a nice black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine has some lovely rich black berries to match the nose, quite fruity. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild tannins and some lively acidity. Frankly the bottle was better on day two than day one where I found it too fruity, maybe too young? Overall I would give it an -88. I bought a second bottle and will hold off and let it age a bit in the bottle to see if it lives up to past vintages status …

From the LCBO web site (check stock):
Henry of Pelham Family Tree Red 2017 — VINTAGES#: 247882
STYLE – Medium-bodied & Fruity
The Speck brothers at Henry of Pelham sourced this blend of 30% Syrah, 25% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Baco Noir from their own vineyards and those belonging to friends and family – hence the name Family Tree. It shows beautiful ripe blueberry, blackberry, raspberry and currants, with a touch of peppery spice, all wrapped in a silky texture. Pair with meat pie or wild game. (Vintages panel, Dec. 2018) $18.95
Release Date:January 19, 2019
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in:Ontario, Canada By: Henry Of Pelham Family Est. Winery Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity Varietal:Shiraz Blend This is a VQA wine

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