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2007 Niagara Vintage - 1st Impression - Over-rated!

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2007 Niagara Vintage - 1st Impression - Over-rated!

Charles Yu | Sep 16, 2008 07:44 PM

After reading all the latest hype/write-up pertaining to the 'supposedly best Niagara vintage EVER - 2007'. For a BYOB mid-autumn festival Chinese dinner last weekend, I brought along a bottle of Niagara Featherstone limited production (100 cases ) Riesling 2007 as well as a German Studert-Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling 2006 ( for comparison purpose ).
The Niagara wine was highly recommended by the LCBO wine consultant where I bought it from, thus resulting in high expectation by everyone at the party. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a real dissappointment!! Delicious?! - Kind of, but really nothing special. However, the German Mosel has remarkable depth with fresh, floral and honeyed applelike flavour and zesty acidity. Great balance and length. A side by side tasting simply blew the Niagara wine away. BTW, both wine cost around Can$30.
People should think twice before commenting that the 2007 Niagara vintage made 'Best ever, great, world class white'. Guess best ever for Niagara might not be good enough when compared to other world's best?!

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