Monday, September 7, 2009

Henry of Pelham Reserve Riesling 2006

Peter lives on the Island now, but he does get back to ANBL once in a while. And with this great end of summer weather we’re enjoying, a value priced white.

— Peter’s Review —

I have been on a bit of a riesling kick. So, when I saw this one on sale and recalled reading somewhere it was a solid pick. I thought why not? Coincidentally, I got a winecurrent newsletter last week commenting on the '07 version of this wine. They liked it's balance, fruit and acidity. 4/5 stars.

Nose: Green apple, lemon, and a hint of minerality.

Taste: Most notable is the very dry nature of this wine. It is medium bodied with just of hint of heat. There is a bit of tart green apple fruit coming through. I think it would be likable to someone keen on really dry wine. I like a little more fruit in my wine, so it fell a little short of my expectations. It was ok with a variety of cheeses and crackers.

Price: $12.99 (on sale)
Value: 4/5
Score: 85
Region: Ontario, Canada
UPC: 779376202317


  1. From TO Star GORD ON GRAPES
    Henry of Pelham 2007 Off-Dry Reserve Riesling $15.95 (Ontario)
    Aromas of floral jasmine, candied lime and peach are enticing. The flavours brim with mango, candied lime and lemon drops. What distinguishes this white is the amazing harmony of sweet and sour elements on the palate. Delicious.

    LCBO # 557165

    Food suggestion: Thai green curries.

    Rating: 90+

  2. I hear the 07 vintage in Niagra was very warm, which contributed to much riper fruit than usual. A lot of the wines benefited from this. Though you do have to watch for a bit of extra alcohol/heat from them as well. I will try the 07 version of this as it appears a few of the experts think it is very good.

    His discription certainly would not apply to the 2006 available in NB at the moment.