Burrowing Owl Merlot 2010, VQA Okanagan Valley

Merlot Merlot
British Columbia, Canada

$39.95 (585737)

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89 pts
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September 28, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This nicely combines impressive richness, elegance and length. Some may find it over-oaked, but the texture is...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

The softest and only downy wine in the Burrowing Owl lot, elegant, pure, ripe and yet intimately Merlot. Just a minor...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Very ripe, rich and concentrated, showing considerable maturity with its wet earth, baked plum/prune character and...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Open peppery, black cherry, vanilla, smoky, saddle leather nose with bits of black olive, aromas with a minty, prune...

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Community Reviews (3)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, aged for 16 months in French, Russian, Hungarian and American oaks; has attractive aromas of pine, clove, leather and blackberry on the nose while the palate gets immersed with red currant, blackberry and black currant fruits interwoven with nicely integrated oak. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; BALANCED with lively acidity, refined tannins and a long and smooth finish. Enjoy this wine on its own; drink now till 2022+ (cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92 pts – recommended for its quality. NOTE, the vintage at LCBO is indeed 2010, not the listed 2011. Tasted in Nov/14 http://grapeselections.com/grapeselections/wine-reviews/.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium+ ruby in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.

Positive Notes: This merlot has nice juicy flavor featuring raspberry, plums, dark chocolate, thyme, sweet basil and vanilla. Full body with medium to Medium+ tannins, good acidity & a long length.

Negatives: A touch hot on the taste

Drink now on its own or over the next 5 years and pair it with beef Bourguignon.

Tasted: 13 June 13

Score: 9/10, Value: 8.5/10 Total: 7.5/20

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

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The Wine Sisters
The Wine Sisters

Aromas of concentrated red cherry, plum, and a slight hickory smoke note. Juicy flavours of red cherry, plum and raspberry, with a subtle earthiness and some spice. Medium bodied with fine but firm tannins and balanced acidity. Overall, a joy to drink.

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