2009 The Referènce
A blend of all five Bordeaux varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Deep ruby in colour with a high-toned, savoury-spicy nose of black plums with vanilla oak and note of graphite. Medium to full-bodied, rich and full on the palate, with plum, dark chocolate and oak spice flavours; creamy mouth-feel and ripe tannins. A New World take on Pomerol. – Tony Aspler
Complex and luscious. Big fruit, fine tannins, silly mouth feel. Black fruit, spice and umami. Best Canadian wine I’ve tried (and I try as many as I can). Modern Bordeaux/Napa style. Excellent.