Sunday, January 5, 2014

A very nice BC Merlot. Again.

OK another good BC Merlot in the same day? Well it wouldn't be inconceivable that we would have two bottles in the same day, the one reviewed in this post is the only one we actually consumed TODAY.

Quails' Gate 2008 Merlot

Had this one in the cellar for a couple of years and thought it might be ready to take out tonight, and I was right; sort of. It probably would have been fine to lay down for another year or two but it was darn good now anyway.

Opening up this bottle released a potpourri of berry odours, joined by plum and a tiny note of toasty oak. The palate is well rewarded for the aging of this wine, as the tannins are firm but smooth. Beautifully integrated and long, rewarding finish. 90.

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