Tawse Sketches Of Niagara Merlot/Cabernet 2007, VQA Niagara Peninsula

Cabernet/Merlot Cabernet/Merlot
Ontario, Canada

$20.95 (130252)

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86 pts
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September 12, 2009

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a nicely even, well balanced young Bordeaux-ish blend with a fresh nose of blackcurrant, herbs, spice and a...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, light, juicy and fruity - this is a fine entry level wine that would be more attractively priced in the...

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Community Reviews (1)

Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Interestingly, this wine has morphed from a "Merlot Cabernet" in the 2007 vintage to "Cabernet Merlot" in recent years. I don't have the specs, but that should indicate a switch in varietal composition in this Bordeaux-styled blend.

Merlot certainly sings in this one, with nice ripe plum and mocha on the nose, in addition to blackberry and dried herbs.

The tannins have softened nicely with bottle age, though still provide nice structure and some chalkiness. Fruit is still going strong, with a savoury edge, slight meatiness, and a bit of tart cherry. Balanced and finishes nicely, medium+ in length.

Tasted February 2015.

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