Wine Review – 2015 Malivoire Courtney Gamay – 2014 Flat Rock the Rusty Shed Chardonnay

2014 Flat Rock the Rusty Shed Chardonnay – Vintages 1552 – $26.95 – ****½ – This is awesome! When you put your first sip in your mouth it goes from cream corn, to pineapple, to vanilla, to orange, to peach – the depth to this wine is outstanding. What’s great is also a very nice concentration of flavours. Great acidity to this bottle keeps it from sitting too heavy on the palate and keeps it nicely balanced.

2015 Malivoire Courtney Gamay – Vintages 524231 – $27.95 – ****½ – The problem with new world wines is that you are inevitably comparing them to the old world. Gamay has you making comparisons to Beaujolais, but this bottle is something different. Malivoire has always at the top of their game with Gamay. There is something about this wine that has broken the mold for what you can really create in Ontario. This is definitely not Beaujolais, this is something different – and it’s exciting. The nose and flavours of this wine are rich and concentrated with black cherry and blackberry. There is a hint of vanilla that works it’s way through on the mid palate before moving to a nice finish that is rich and deep with cocoa and smooth tannin. This is drinking beautifully now, but if you wanted you could stow this in a cellar for 10 years.

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