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GRAND RESERVE MERLOT 2019 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer JACKSON-TRIGGS
This new 2019 Vintages release is just one of several Jackson-Triggs wines being served at the 2023 Lunar New Year Fete Chinoise on January 28. It has a deep intense purple colour.and an expansive, gently spicy, cedary nose with lots of ripe plummy-black-cherry purée notes. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, intense, ripe, plum-crancherry-raspberry flavours with a lingering, cedary, harmonious, bright finish. Made with 100% NOL Montague vineyard grapes, it completed its malolactic fermentation in 80%American and 20% French oak (30% new) where it aged for 18 months. It has a hefty 14.1% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with a hefty 6 g/L total acidity and lot number L210825 on the lower part of the glass bottle. This 2019 is the best release of this wine to date - only 500 cases produced. CSPC 563197
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Art Can
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Ripe, Cedary, Plummy-Black-Cherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The 2019 growing season produced wines of noted freshness and drive, and those elements are front and centre in this Merlot. It's poised and refined, with dark berry and cherry tones over vanilla, chocolate and coffee underpinnings. There's wonderful balance, and the silky-smooth tannins bring focus and structure. Price $ 25.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 21, 2023
Cases bought 56 (6 bottles per case)

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