2007 Thirty Bench Red
Medium to full bodied with velvety tannins and flavours of rich black fruits and spice. Black currant, spice and leather notes linger through on the finish.
Silver - Canadian Wine Awards 2009
90 points - "The 2007 red bordeaux blend from Thirty Bench is one of the best to emerge from the winery in years, and a top value at that. It's chalk-full of ripe red and black berry fruit with just the right amount of supporting wood. The palate is full and succulent, with big, ripe tannins and velvety texture. Great length..." John Szabo, Ontario Wine Review, August 2009
90 points - "This is a big brawny muscular red with gobs of fruit. Forward licorice, smoke, black cherry and cedar aromas get amplified on the flavours, along with vanilla bean, a hint of mocha and chocolate. Big tannins. Let it age a couple of years." Gord Stimmell, The Toronto Star, September 12, 2009
Category Champion - Canada Red Blends - 89 points - Value Wine Awards, October / November 2009, Wine Access magazine