Henryâ€™s Reserve Baco is for those who enjoy strangeness and peculiarity in wines. Wild flavours and sensations over plummy fruits and smoothness. This vintage is woodsy and bitter, but it also feels warmhearted. The contradictions often found in reds from Piedmont. Best on a Winterâ€™s night with hearty food and company.
P.S. I recently had the opportunity to taste ten old vintages of Henryâ€™s Reserve Baco and if you have a cellar I recommend you start including it. Get this 09 and follow with the wonderful 10 which will be at the winery next year. Two or three years aging is sufficient.
HENRY OF PELHAM 09 BACO NOIR RESERVE, VQA Ontario 461699 $24.95
***available for the September 3rd Vintages release. My few other recommendations from this release will be posted tomorrow.