Creekside Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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Canada — Ontario • $26.95 • 90/100

Creekside has been creating interesting and often unusual takes on Sauvignon Blanc for a number of years now, and this is one of my favourites. The Reserve series is barrel fermented and aged, and this example spent ten months in French oak, 50% new. Oak resin and vegetal-grassy notes sit prominently on the nose with bright lemon, grapefruit, apple and melon, and hints of riper fruit too. The wine is dry, with brilliant Niagara acidity. The resinous element recedes on the palate and the grapefruit-citrus comes to the fore. The winery recommends 2-4 years aging, but I opened my last 2007 just over a year ago, and it was brilliant. • Tasted 2017-03-24 • LCBO id#53371 • Find it at your nearest LCBO

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