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|WILDASS MERLOT 2016 VQA Niagara Peninsula
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|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.
||Red Table Wine
Spicy, Honeyed, Ripe
||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)
||vintages release - March 17, 2018
||63 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent