Keuka Lake, Fournier Vineyard Léon Millot 2016 Finger Lakes

17

Grown along the shores of Keuka Lake. The cultivar Léon Millot was originally developed in Alsace in the early 1900s and made its way into the Finger Lakes from there. This wine is made from a site planted in the 1950s.
Initially quite subtle on both the nose and palate though it does open further with air. It needs decanting to show itself as it is restrained and a bit firm upon first opening. Notes of crushed currant, dark-plum skin, crushed blackberry seeds, a bit of tobacco leaf and a light crack of fresh pepper – the wine showcases a sense of seriousness and respectability for the variety and carries itself through quite a long finish. The tannin is firm but fine-grained, and the acidity is in good balance with the flavours and structure of the wine. This is a nicely made wine. (ECB)

Producer
Keuka Lake
Cuvée
Fournier Vineyard
Grape variety
Léon Millot
Appellation
Finger Lakes
Region
Country
Colour
Red
Alcohol
12.5%
Score
17
When to drink
2021
2028
Published on
10 May 2022
Date tasted
Stockist
$25 RRP