2011 Pinot Noir & 2011 Hillier Blanc

By on April 30, 2014

2011 Hillier Blanc, Keint – He

Prince Edward County

Blend of a red grape, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay; you get dried apricot, white lotus spice and moist limestone notes on the nose; medium to full – weight and round, yet with firm acidity and a long – lasting and savoury honeysuckle – flavoured finish; intriguing, to be sure; a perfect candidate for any wine bar’s by – the – glass sector; as for food, try it with roasted turkey, or pheasant, rabbit, or pork ribs with apricot – pineapple sauce; $28 and available in Toronto via Mr. Charming, Nicholas Pearce; nicholaspearceselections.com


2011 Pinot Noir ‘Réserve du Domaine’ Domaine Queylus

Niagara Peninsula

Bright, pure and elegant; red cherry and floral, medium bodied and crisp with really delicate tannins; but its Pommard – like texture and depth I admire the most; great length here that comes with mineral overtones; terroir – driven Pinot precisely capturing the vintage’s character, the vineyard specific area’s nuances and the winemaker’s puritanism; I doubt that you can find a quality – wise more superior Pinot for $45; lifford.com

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Zoltan Szabo

About Zoltan Szabo

Zoltan Szabo is one of the most recognizable personalities of the Canadian Sommelier scene. For over twenty years in the industry and three continents – wide resume, he has garnered international recognition. Clients include the Tokaj Renaissance, Wine Council of Ontario, Skyline Boutique Hotels & Resorts and Trump International Hotel, just to mention a few. With TV, radio and video blog appearances by the dozen throughout the years, Szabo had become a mainstay character of the global wine trade. He consults, writes, educates and judges for some of the most elite organizations, competitions and media forums. Member of the Canadian Wine Writers’ Circle, Zoltan also voices his opinion about wine and the finer aspects of life over social media outlets @zoltanszabo

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