Lailey Merlot 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Merlot Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$20.25 (591396)

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89 pts
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Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Open, fragrant, ripe and inviting, with a fine mix of black fruit, wood-derived spice, and especially beguiling...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

One of the best reds I’ve ever tasted from here, the 2010 Lailey Merlot, logging in at an attractive 13% alcohol, is...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Focused and linear, with fruit, acid and tannin set up like dominos. Blackberries come off a touch jammy and the...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is deeply coloured, with a ripe, sweet nose black raspberry thanks to the 2010 vintage. It also has high toned,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

2011 Vintage.

Musty barrel, vanilla oak, smoke, blueberries, coco, floral notes, dill and charcoal. Palate is silky and smooth with (grippy) refined tannins. Medium weight. Finish is long with smoky, blueberry vanilla and sour cherry notes hanging on.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Deep ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

A juicy Merlot of good quality

Positives: This wine features cedar, plums, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, star anise, cinnamon, forest greens, oregano, sage, and radicchio. Medium+ body with green tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: Right now a little too green.

Although you can drink this wine now after decanting for an hour, it should mellow over the next 2-5 years. Preference would be to drink this with a rib-eye steak, medium-rare.

Tasted: 25 Aug 2013

Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5+/10 (Clearance price: 9/10) Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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