The 2012 Hypothesis was officially released in LCBO Vintages stores throughout Ontario today!
In anticipation of its release, the 2012 Hypothesis has garnered praise from Ontario’s top wine writers and critics. David Lawrason and Sara d’Amato of WineAlign.com included the 2012 Hypothesis on their Buyers’ Guide to the June 27th Vintages release.
Rick Van Sickle – 93 points
“This is only the second vintage of this top red blend from Donald Triggs’ Okanagan project that combines Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. And what a beauty! Dark and rich in the glass with opulent aromas of black currants, concentrated blackberries, red plums, an array of oak-enriched spices and a touch of eucalypt. It’s big and powerful on the palate and highlights persistent dark fruits, plush tannins, and spices all delivered on a long, lush finish. Such depth of flavour yet finessed and polished.”
Tony Aspler – 91-92 points
“Deep purple-ruby color with a complex nose of blackcurrant and blueberry, vanilla oak, cedar, tobacco and pencil lead; full-bodied, dry with a lovely floral note and lively acidity; corseted with tannins at the moment. Needs 2–3 years.”
John Szabo – 90 points
“This is a rich and satisfying red, full bodied, firm and well structured, with masses of tannins and firm acids that will need several more years to integrate and mellow I suspect…it was surely made with ambition and the long-haul in mind. Decant if serving now, but leave alone ideally for 2-4 years.”
Ontario residents can find more information, including inventory at their nearest store, here.