Stratus Gamay

-1More Expensive Local Wine

My recent recommendations have consisted of super-cheap and super-expensive wines, and this might confuse those who see me as the cheap ‘n cheerful wine guy. Wrong. I’ve always maintained that if there was merit in a pricey wine, I’d be delighted to recommend it. So here’s another one – the 07 Gamay from Stratus in Niagara.

Gamay is the Beaujolais grape but this is a blockbuster that more closely resembles reds from the Rhône or even Rioja. Amazing flavours and difficult  to pin down as it keeps wandering between lush, earthy, exotic and gamey. A great show that will reward those who give it another six months for the flavours to jell.

Stratus 07 Gamay VQA Nigara-on-the-Lake, ON  ($29. winery only)
www.stratuswines.com

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