Tollgate Merlot 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Merlot Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$20.25 (344101)

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87 pts
5
June 22, 2013
Stratus

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A ripe, woody, alcoholic merlot (14.9% declared on the label), with dried fruit flavours and plenty of...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A picture of modernity, warm and a touch oxy. Raspberry jam, dusty mulberry. Indicative of how special 2010 was for...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Tollgate is lower tier label from Stratus. I really like the weight, richness and overall balance here but it is...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Richly oaked with flavours of char and spice, dark and voluptuous. Heavy-handed and unfortunate, somewhat overdone...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A moderate Merlot with low fruit and high alcohol

Description: Deep ruby in colour with a medium intense nose. This wine features oak, plums, dry figs, dried blueberries, Christmas cake, rosemary, sage, cinnamon and leather. Medium+ body and medium tannins with good acidity and a fairly long length.

Negatives: High heat from the 14.9% alcohol

Drink now or in the next 2 years on its own or pair it with BBQ lamb chops

Tasted: 20 Dec 2014

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

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

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