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RESERVE MERLOT 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MISSION HILL
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, slightly spicy, ripe plum-cherry nose with some gently complex, cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, intense, ripe, plum-cherry-blackberry purée flavours with a lingering, high acid finish. Has 14.9% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar. Seems a tad bigger than the recommended 2014 (***) that was released on January 20, 2018 at $29.95. CSPC 553313
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Mar Ant
Country Canada
Region British Columbia
Rating ***(90 points)
Solid, Spicy, Ripe, Blackberry
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The warm 2015 Okanagan vintage has delivered a nicely ripe, almost lush yet quite stylish and elegant merlot that offers a complex, compelling nose of violet-like florality, plummy black fruit ripe and rich oak cocoa and spice. Very impressive aromatics. It is full bodied, fairly dense, fleshy and generous on the palate, with some heat and youthful tannin. I would age it another year or two. The length is very good to excellent. Last tasted November 2017 where it took a silver medal in the Best of Show Competition at Gold Medal Plates in Toronto. Score - 90 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Nov. 20, 2017) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 21, 2018
Cases bought 168 (12 bottles per case)

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