My blogging about wines that I experience in my wine classes has really ground to a halt lately, but last week we tasted a wine that was so startling and delicious that I decided to dust off the old fingers and get typing.
The palate had flavours of toasty nuts, vanilla bean, apples, pink grapefruit, white pepper, and savoury herbs again. It was delicious. This was definitely a fuller-bodied white wine, without being sweet or oily on the palate. A upper-mid-level acidity gave it great structure and balanced the rather-high alcohol (13.5%). It had a great finish of apple oatmeal. Num num num!
I'm going to try to get my hands on this again. I'm much more of a red-wine person, so when I find these great whites I'm almost more eager to get them and try them a second time. The LCBO is telling me this bottle doesn't exist in its stores (which clearly isn't true since we're all obligated to purchase everything through the province's monolithic alcohol control agency) but WineAlign is telling me it's $29. Not bad for such a tasty and unique wine.