Queylus Merlot Cabernet Franc Reserve Du Domaine 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula

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Red Blend Red Blend
Ontario, Canada

$32.25 (406462)

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  • 9090

90 pts
8
June 27, 2015

Critic Reviews (7)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A classy wine, big, open and revealing with a great breadth of flavours on the palate from pepper, rose, violets and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Nicely mature and lifted at this stage, the Queylus Reserve still offers firm and dusty structure and acid support....

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Winemaker Thomas Bachelder refers to the work of Alain Sutre, a consulting Bordeaux winemaker who identified specific...

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Michelle Bouffard
Michelle Bouffard

Seductive nose with aromas of cocoa, red plum and caramel that repeat the puck. Crunchy and tasty with a...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2015.

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Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson

A 75-25 blend of merlot and cabernet franc, this Niagara Peninsula red revels in Old World charm, delivering plum,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a solid, maturing rather greenish Niagara Bordeaux blend with an impressive, complex, very Bordelais nose of...

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Community Reviews (1)

David Brodati
David Brodati

Although a Burgundy dude, Thomas Bachelder likes how Merlot can be expressed in Niagara and is an advocate of Cab Franc as a signature local varietal. Bordeaux consultant Alain Sutre found blue soil at the Beamsville vineyard reminiscent of Pomerol, hence the Merlot varietal. Thomas and Kelly have blended this one expertly after 1/3 new and 2/3 neutral oak extended aging. A lovely wine here showing dark and red fruit, an herbal quality, slight minerality and judiciously integrated oak. Well balanced, finely structured with acidity and softening ripe tannin, and excellent length. April 2016.

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