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|MERLOT 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Very deep intense purple colour. Complex, intense, spicy, baked plum-cherry-apple puree nose with some mocha-chocolate notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, rich, spicy, extracty, ripe baked plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, high acid, mocha-chocolate finish. Just some you know, this latter mocha-chocolate flavour is a tad reminiscent of South Africa’s Cafe Culture Pinotage where the oak treatment can be so intense that it tends to obscures the fruit. Has 16.9% alcohol (while 14.9% appears on the on the back label) and 2 g/L residual sugar.
||Red Table Wine
Cedary, Spicy, Well Structured
|TASTING NOTE: Bordertown Vineyards opened in May 2015. Founder Mohan Gill had been growing grapes in the Okanagan for more than 20 years before taking the plunge and transitioning to creating his own wine. Their portfolio includes Cabs Sauv and Franc, Syrah, Grüner Veltliner, Muscat and Chardonnay and is a marvelous window into the breadth of wine produced in the Okanagan. The 2015 Merlot is rich, lush and structured with juicy dark fruit, ripe blueberry, cherry, cassis, cocoa and earth. This will be great with grilled fare such as lamb burgers or ribs. (Vintages panel, July 2017)
||vintages release - April 28, 2018
||111 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent