Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Wines of Karlo Estates - Prince Edward County

Last weekend, we were invited to dinner with close friends freshly back from Prince Edward County celebrating their 1st anniversary (also in PEC).  They poured a couple of wines from Karlo Estates, a winery I have never heard of prior to a happenstance run-in with a sales rep at Play Food & Wine here in Ottawa just a few weeks prior.

They poured two wines, both of which were impressive, starting with the 2010 Pinot Noir ($29.00), which was a fantastic effort from the 2010 vintage. This wine features the classic Pinot profile of cherry, sous-bois, and beetroot, as well as a hint of licorice root and white pepper. 90 Points.

The second wine was the 2010 5th Element, a single varietal Petit Verdot ($39.00).  Gorgeous aromas and flavours of currant, savoury and baking spices, damson plum, and cigar box. Some black pepper here too. 90 Points.

All in all an impressive One-Two punch.  I look forward to visiting them on our next trip to PEC.



  1. Thanks for the great review, Andy.

    You obviously have an exceptional palate.