Quails' Gate Merlot 2007, VQA Okanagan Valley

Merlot Merlot
British Columbia, Canada

$26.95 (169961)

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89 pts
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July 23, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Nose of sweet beets, plum and grape cordial. Plenty of cinnamon spice on the palate, quite vibrant and dynamic with...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a hefty, deeply coloured Okanagan merlot. It’s maturing and quite savoury with leather, tobacco, thyme and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Mature, ripe, nicely evolved, moderately complex Merlot here from the northern Okanagan Valley, with fine, juicy,...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Deep ruby with garnet ting and a medium+ intense nose.

Positives: A good complex wine from BC featuring cedar, blackberry, blackcurrants, blueberry, spinach, star anise, black tea, leather and radicchio. Medium body with high tannins and acidity with a medium+ length.

Negatives: Too astringent at this time. Needs time to age. A little hot from the 15.4% alcohol.

Interesting Point: Taste very Cab like. Decant for an hour if you're going to drink now.

Needs protein food to be paired up with like T-bone steak.

Tasted: 21 Sept 12

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5, Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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