Hidden Bench Terroir Caché Meritage 2012, VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula

Meritage Meritage
Ontario, Canada

$38.00 (505610)

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92 pts
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November 12, 2016

Critic Reviews (4)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

I would not have thought it possible but the ’12 TC Meritage is open for business. The fruit is near-perfect for what...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is so well made! From a riper vintage that put some beef into Niagara reds, this is not quite ready for prime...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A big, ripe, polished, substantial cabernet blend from Hidden Bench in the generous 2012 vintage, balanced and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

The cabernet franc component (25%) of Hidden Bench's 2012 Terroir Caché is aromatically featured on the gorgeous nose...

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Community Reviews (3)

Bryan McCaw
Bryan McCaw

This is an excellent example of what Ontario can produce in a 'perfect' year. The price is very reasonable for a high quality Ontario Bordeaux-style blend. Decant it and give it a try and prepare to be amazed. I have a few bottles of its big brother, La Brunante, which I am now even more excited about opening... in 2020 or so. This needs another few years of cellaring.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

From the excellent 20120 vintage, this is a blend of 46% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc and 13% Malbec, offering big complex, plummy, dark fruit, currant, sweet oak, mint and licorice aromas and flavours. Full-bodied with firm tannins and mouth-watering acids on the palate. Long finish. Try in 4+ years and will drink for a decade. Tasted Oct/2016.

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Mark Segal
Mark Segal

A beautiful Bordeaux style red from Ontario, one of my favourites. Needs to be decanted now or wait a couple of more years.

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