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Wine Canada Niagara appassimento

Big Head Big Red 2017 Niagara, Canada
20% dried: Dornfelder (dried in a kiln), Petit Verdot (dried at Vineland Research Tech) together with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Grippy, grainy and structured with nice savoury notes as well as clean, ripe berry fruits. Good savoury grip and with nice weight. Very stylish. 93/100

Foreign Affair Winery Apologetic Red 2016 Niagara, Canada
50% dried grapes (100 days in a barn). 100% Cabernet Franc, 14.9% alcohol. Rich, ripe and sweetly fruited with lush berries and a bit of spiciness. Rich and ripe with a nice juicy edge. Has some lushness and it’s very approachable and tasty. 91/100

Cave Spring La Penna 2017 Niagara, Canada
100% Cabernet Franc, 30% dried (37 days on racks). 14.9% alcohol. Lovely clean fruit here: ripe and balanced with some structure and appealing purity to the fruit. Nice weight and balance. 93/100

Full appassimento

Big Head Wines RAW Malbec 2017 Niagara, Canada
Dried for 2 weeks in ambient conditions. 15.6% alcohol. Highly aromatic with a bit of lift. Carbonic maceration of whole clusters in concrete. Floral berry fruits. Has a sweet, ripe, lush jammy palate with notes of tea and raisin sitting under the sleek, pure fruit. Quite more-ish in a very lush style. 93/100

Reif Estate Winery The Magician 2016 Niagara, Canada
80% Shiraz, 20% Pinot Noir. Dried for three weeks in refurbished tobacco kilns. Cedar and spice on the nose with sweet black fruits. The palate is quite dense and concentrated but has a lovely sleek character to it. Very rich with nice spicy, herbal complexity. Has nice concentration. 93/100

Magnotta Winery Enotrium Gran Riserva 2015 Niagara, Canada
Bordeaux style blend, dried for 6 weeks on shelves. 15% alcohol. Dense, tannic, cedary and firm with lots of structure. Has a very grippy mouthfeel and a spicy edge to the dense red and black fruits. 90/100

Piliterri Estates Winery Riserva Famiglia Trivalente 2015 Niagara, Canada
Bordeaux-style blend, 16% alcohol, 30 days drying on racks. Aromatic nose with lifted berry fruits. Ginger, spice and black tea notes add an extra layer to the sweet berry fruits. Distinctive stuff with a savoury side to the dense berry fruits. 90/100

Burning Kiln Winery Kiln Hanger 2016 Niagara, Canada
Cabernet Franc dried for 25 days in a kiln. 15.7% alcohol. Sweet and concentrated with a herby edge to the rich, lush, chocolatey black fruits. Has some warmth and depth with nice spicy depth. Lots of complexity and interest here with a slightly salty edge to the lush black fruits. Rich and intense with real power and weight, and a dark autumnal quality. Satisfying stuff in a rich style. 94/100

Rennie Estates G Assemblage 2015 Niagara, Canada
Bordeaux-style blend, dried in a chamber for 66-99 days. 16% alcohol. Very rich and intense with lush, sweet fruit. Shows ripe blackberries and raspberry with some lushness. Concentrated with firm structure under the very ripe, pure, lush fruit. Finishes quite grippy, but has lovely concentration and fruit purity. 94/100


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