The other bit of shopping I did today, other than my new PC, was to visit the LCBO Vintages store. Vintages brought Rosemount’s remarkable GSM (year 2000) in today. This is a fabulous bottle of wine, albeit a little pricy at C$34.95. I still have nine left from the 1999 vintage which are just starting to drink really well. Stay tuned, I may open a bottle over the next few days.
I also grabbed a bottle of Hogue’s Genesis Merlot (1999), which I am sipping at right now in celebration of my triumphant VoIP experiences today. The 1999 is still a little young and quite tannic. Lovely fruity nose, and plenty of raspberry / currant flavours in the wine, but the tannins need time to settle out. Nice long finish. It would be worth grabbing a half dozen of these and cellaring them for a bit.