In the spirit of yesterday’s review, let’s disseminate the professional tasting notes. Here’s what Lawrason wrote (who, when he was at the Globe, was my favorite Canuck reviewer):
“Austria’s Gruner Veltliner is rare in Canada but you can bet others will be planting following the critical success of Unicus. This pours deeply lemon. The nose is very intense and exotic with ripe apricot, starfruit, honey and pepper. It’s quite full bodied, bright and almost aggressive with some oily and waxy character. It’s medium full bodied, firm and drier than first appearances. The length is excellent to outstanding.”
Yes. Wow. Yes, yes, yes. Everything. And the kitchen sink. The most palatable decently priced satisfying and engaging BC white we’ve had in a long, long time. And just look at that golden hue in the glass. Nectar from the gods.
Gismondi gave it a measly 89 points. He is a hard nut.
Price: $27 from the vineyard.
Market Liquidity: Season’s Greetings.