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GRAND RESERVE MERITAGE 2017 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer JACKSON-TRIGGS
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. This hefty Bordeaux-blend (Meritage as it is called) is an intense, well-structured, blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. It has an abundance of oak that will thrill many. In fact, I guess that it will probably appeal more to fans of Tempranillo-based Gran Reserva Rioja (think of barrel fermented Beronia Elaboración Especial) as opposed to those who enjoy the subtly of Mouton Cadet. In any case, this Meritage Grand Reserve has an intense, slightly spicy, very faintly reedy, ripe plum-cherry purée nose with lots of cedary notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, fairly dense, slightly spicy, warm, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours with some licorice-sandalwood notes on the lingering, very cedary finish. Has 13.5% alcohol, 4 g/L residual sugar and g/L total acidity with lot number L42003257H-17/HBM2 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 594002
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **+(89 points)
Intense, Cedary, Ripe, Solid
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: This Bordeaux blend has become an Ontario classic. Look for a complex, plush, elegant wine, with layers of dark fruit, plum, cassis, oak spice and vanilla framed by smoke and wood. Always a savoury delight. Pair with grilled beef or lamb stew. Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 14, 2020
Cases bought 83 (6 bottles per case)

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

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