Legacy 2007 raising the bar for BC wine.
This year Poplar Grove’s Legacy 2007 garnered first place at the annual SIP Wines BC Iconic Red Wines Tasting. A proud # 1 out of 16 comparable BC wines.
The purpose of the BC Iconic Reds Tasting is to select BC wines that have reached Icon status and then identify star performers for the vintage. John Schreiner stated that “for collectors of fine British Columbia wine, this tasting should be one of the highlights of the year.”
It all started in 2004, when Simon Wosk, owner of SIP Wines, and John Levine, Senior Wine Consultant and founder of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, decided to host the inaugural SIP Wines BC Iconic Red Wines Tasting.
It has been said that there is no other event in the world at which so many of the flagship BC winesare tasted at the same sitting. All the wines in the BC Iconic Red tasting are traditional Bordeaux-meritage blends or blends containing Bordeaux varietals and Syrah that are over $35 and, in general, are made to be cellared for 10 years or more.
A great deal of care is taken in the set-up of the tasting. Selection of the wines starts with the concept that “Icon” must be distinguished from “cult”, as much-hyped wines that come and go are merely “cult” wines. The longer a label remains desirable, the closer it comes to “icon” status.
The wines are presented to the judges in a blind tasting format. It is important to note that each of the wines are double decanted approximately 3 hours before hand and the order that they are tasted in is randomly selected. The judges for this tasting are wine loving consumers that are given the full tasting experience necessary to make professional decisions about the quality of the wines presented. In 2011, the same wine that won the BC Iconic Red title was awarded the Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards Best Red Wine in Canada two weeks later. If a wine places in the announced top 6 or 7 places at the BC Iconic Reds, it is an excellent wine.
A limited amount of the winning Poplar Grove Legacy 2007 is now available at fine restaurants, specialty retail stores. If you prefer door-to-door service we invite you to join our wine club and enjoy a 10% discount or visit our online store.