July 3, 2010
Lailey Vineyard 2005 Zweigelt
(Re-Tasted July 2010) ... I’m not sure I can add much to this review except to say “yum”. Did some painting today and went to the Lailey Barrel Burning BBQ mid-afternoon, when I got home more painting and then decided I had had enough so went in search of something to drink – this Lailey Zweigelt jumped out at me as something interesting to have. Zweigelt is a grape you see a lot in Austria, but here in Canada it isn’t as plentiful, it’s light and fruity and made properly a really great quaffing wine. 2005 was a very good red vintage here in Ontario and this wine shows just how good the vintage was. Tasty red berries, mainly cherries, with good acidity to keep the sweet fruit in balance – the more I sip on it the more in love with this wine I get – it hits the spot and is still a wine very much worth drinking, “with summer barbeque” as the label says, or on its own. If you have some I would say drink now or hold another couple of years.
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