Hidden Bench Terroir Caché Meritage 2008, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Meritage Meritage
Ontario, Canada

$38.20 (505610)

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89 pts
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May 12, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has surprising, life and depth for this light year in Niagara. The nose is rife with fragrant currant, fresh...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another accomplished, widely appealing meritage blend here from Hidden Bench, with roasted vegetal notes cleverly...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A toasty, coffee, smoky Meritage with just a touch of brett. Straddles Old World and New World in terms of...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

From a cool and wet vintage defies logic with a beastly corpulence built upon tar, mineral and spice. An off-beat...

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Community Reviews (4)

Eric Gustavo
Eric Gustavo

Starts with a big, pungently complex nose with herbs, earth, red berries and coffee. The palate shows surprisingly big structure and concentrated red fruit, along with tobacco. That the fruit is under-ripe becomes more evident in the finish, however, this is a stimulating wine worth trying. Tasted Sept 2011.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Soft and Caressing on the palate. Drinking really beautifully right now. Pretty incredible this wine can prevail as well as it does considering the cool rainy 2008 vintage. They must have worked extremely hard in the vineyard b/c this wine is simply beautiful.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Blend of 47% Merlot, 22% Cab Franc, 21% Cab Sauv and 10% Malbec. Lots of oak and smoky aromas with underlying dark fruits. Full-bodied with bright acidity and more dark fruit and tobacco flavours on the palate. Grippy tannins could use another 2-3 years in cellar, but drinking well now. Tasted Nov/2012.

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Stephanie Quinlan
Stephanie Quinlan

Earthy with tart cherry notes that make it dry and yet also fruity. Unusual and delicious.

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