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RED TAIL MERLOT 2016 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer FEATHERSTONE
Deep purple colour. Slightly dusty, apple peel nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, herbal, dusty plum-apple flavours with a crisp, red licorice-tinged, seemingly unoaked finish. Has 13% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. Tasted twice. CSPC 131540
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Fea Est
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating */*+(85 points)
Light, Herbal, Dusty
LCBO Note Status
TASTING NOTE: Named for the red-tailed hawks that patrol the skies above the vineyards of Niagara, this offers up a complex, evocative nose of dark fruit, cassis, herbs and spice. Ripe and precise in the mouth, it is lithe and fresh with superb food-friendly acidity. There is red fruit atop the dark, savoury tones and some refined earthy notes emerge on the long finish. This has excellent balance and structure and is simply delicious and drinkable. Enjoy this with medium- rare roast beef. (Vintages panel, Jan. 2018) Price $ 21.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 3, 2018
Cases bought 127 (12 bottles per case)

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