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WHISKY OAK AGED RED 2017 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer WAYNE GRETZKY
Fairly deep intense purple colour. Spicy, cedary, baked plum-apple puree nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, very spicy, high acid, cedary, baked plum-apple flavours with a slightly bitter, fairly oaky finish. This commercial, ready-to-drink red sees 25% of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend being matured in whisky barrels. It has 13.8% alcohol and 7 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 617738
Type Red Table Wine
Agent And Win
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating *+(86.5 points)
Spicy, Cedary, Bright
LCBO Note Status
TASTING NOTE: About 25% of this Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend was matured in whisky barrels. Ripe and beautifully textured, this is very enjoyable. Red cherry, blackcurrant and a good mix of lifted dark fruit and sweet spices with smoke and vanilla. This is long and luxurious with a velvety texture and moderately drying tannins. The whisky barrel ageing is noticeable but does not dominate; it's marvellously integrated. Ideal for lamb stew. (Vintages panel, Aug. 2018) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 15, 2018
Cases bought 540 (12 bottles per case)

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