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WILDASS MERLOT 2016 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer STRATUS
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, very spicy, ripe cherry-plum-black raspberry puree nose with some faintly honeyed, cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, quite savoury, ripe, warm plum-cherry puree flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, high acid finish. Has 13% alcohol and 9 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. Riper and better than the 2015 (*+/**) released on July 8, 2017 at $16.95. CSPC 376822
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Str Vin
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Spicy, Honeyed, Ripe
LCBO Note Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: From the 2016 vintage, which offered great consistency and quality across all of Ontario's varietals, this hand-harvested Merlot is mouthfilling with good concentration and depth. Lots of complexity here, with a nice mélange of dark and red fruit, smoke, chocolate and a low-toned earthy note. Good balance and structure and a luxurious velvety feel. An easy choice for a casual meal like a meaty pizza or meatloaf, but with enough presence to step up to more serious fare such as a lamb dinner. (Vintages panel, Feb. 2018) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - March 17, 2018
Cases bought 63 (12 bottles per case)

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