RKS 2023 Wine: Ontario Tawse’s Grower’s Blend 2020 Gamay Noir: Swimming with the Fishes

If there is one red wine in Ontario that causes some excitement on my part in Ontario it is Gamay Noir. For the most part it is reliable but not quite at the point of Cabernet Franc for universal excellence but it is at the edge of that. So we try a Tawse 2020 Gamay Noir available as a LCBO Vintages release on April 29. No review was included in the LCBO Vintages catalogue which may be the unavailability of a magical 90 and more review. Sometimes a hint of mediocrity but not always.

Aroma: Think long and hard and perhaps in a charitable fashion you might eke out some black cherry enveloped in what makes shoes that if you wear you will be swimming with the fishes. Lacking charity, one might detect notes of cough syrup.

Palate: A big degree of sour and not much more. The word “tart” would perhaps be a tad diplomatic.

Personality: Stay away from me! I have a charm of a dull pencil.

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: Return to sender!

(Tawse Grower’s Blend 2020 Gamay, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Tawse Winery Inc., Vineland, Ontario, 750 mL, 12%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 32824).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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