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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer AVONDALE
This is one of 39 items out of 88 releases not presented for evaluation under new LCBO policies. I purchased a bottle in order to taste this shipment. Fairly deep intense purple ruby colour. Spicy, gently juicy, bright, ripe, plum-cherry purée nose with some cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, harmonious, somewhat spicy,very bright, ripe plum-cherry puree flavours with a lingering, high acid, somewhat cedary, very faint mocha-chocolate-tinged finish. This organic blend of 43% Shiraz, 35% Cabernet and 22% Merlot has 14% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar and now with lot number 14819 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Screwcap closure. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / BEST BUY - cedary, ripe plum nose; dry, elegant, fruit; well structured, lively acidity, plum and cherry flavours with evident ripe tannins. A REPEAT of the recommended best buy 2014 (**/**+) was released on December 8, 2018 at $16.95. CSPC 383547
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Rar Ear
Country South Africa
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Tangy, Ripe, Cedary
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Made from organically grown vines, using ducks to control pests and fermented using natural yeasts, this wine is pure pleasure. It's dark cherry, almost opaque, with an enticing nose of pepper, dried herbs and cassis aromas. It's medium bodied on the palate with juicy flavours of cherry, plum and raspberry. There's good balance of acidity and strong but smoothly integrated tannins. It's ready to enjoy today along with stewed meats and hard cheese or keep in the cellar until 2022. Exceptional-value wine. Score - 91 (Dave Isaacs, winecurrent.com, Dec. 3, 2018) Price $ 16.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 22, 2020
Cases bought 209 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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