Laughing Stock Portfolio 2014, BC VQA Okanagan Valley

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Red Blend Red Blend
British Columbia, Canada

$51.74

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Average final score from judges at the 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada. Tasted blind June 2017.

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A merlot-dominate Bordeaux blend in the riper BC style, generously woody but not excessively so. Fruit spans the...

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Trevor Sabourin
Trevor Sabourin

This is a huge, intense Bordeaux blend from B.C.s Naramata Bench. Merlot leads the blend (49%), joined by 28% cabernet sauvignon, 20% cabernet franc, 2% Malbec, and 1% petit verdot. The nose is quite powerful, with the aromas dominated by black raspberry and cherry, plum, mint, raspberry leaf, graphite, cocoa, licorice, and violet, with hints of cedar, vanilla, cinnamon, red bell pepper, and sweet black olive. The palate is dense and full-bodied, with a balance of fruit and oak currently dominating. Savoury hints in the background bring complexity, and should emerge more as the wine ages. The tannins and alcohol (14.9%) are both high, but already surprisingly well integrated. The finish is long, with red and black fruit, dark chocolate, and baking spices persisting. Tasted May 2017.

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