February 8, 2013
Mountain Road Wine Company 2004 Botrytis Affected Riesling
Wine Writers' Circle of Canada's dinner party that was held in late January ... unfortunately weather forced me to miss the dinner so I decided to take it to a meeting of the same organization instead a few days later. I was a little scared because after taking the capsule off I noticed my old nemesis - plastic cork - but I carried on anyway. Seems that sweet and good acidity can beat out plastic cork ... though I still believe this was further oxidized because of the closure - or at least prematurely so. But when you get a bunch of wine writers into a room to taste a bottle, no matter how funky you think it is, someone is bound to like it. And so was the case, as descriptors like marmalade, candied green apple and Madeira-like were thrown out ... the wine was also a very rich golden yellow colour. If you have any in your cellar you might not be a fan of this any longer - though I do know one person who could drink it everyday and twice on Sunday.