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MERLOT 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BORDERTOWN
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. CSPC 548180
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Cip Win
Country Canada
Region British Columbia
Rating ***(90 points)
Cedary, Spicy, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status
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) Price $ 39.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 28, 2018
Cases bought 111 (12 bottles per case)

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