Canada — Ontario • $44.95 • 91/100

On my previous tasting of this wine, just over a year ago, it was still carrying an attractive smoky-reductive edge. On this tasting — possibly bottle variation or maybe a step or two along in development — my first impression was of modest volatility and a slight oxidative quality, followed by a note of cedary resin and then a focused but delicate core of lemon, apple and green herbs. Firm acidity brightens the palate, with a lactic edge, a creamy texture, and a gentle, toasty-leesy depth surrounding the fruit. It is vibrant, with lots of life and full of intrigue. Drink now, but also again in the next year, two years and three years: what interesting path will this follow? • Tasted 2017-03-06 • LCBO id#0 • Find it at your nearest LCBOLIFFORD WINE & SPIRITS (Agent)

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