Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Grand Reserve Merlot 2010, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

From the very good 2010 vintage here in Ontario this Merlot has been sold out since last fall. This wine is 100% Merlot grapes with maturation in French oak for 18 months and alcohol comes in at 13%.
This Merlot opened up with a very sensuous bouquet of cherry, plum, vanilla, chocolate, toast, cedar and savoury spices. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, slightly creamy and very smooth, balanced acidity and silky tannins. The wine finish is long, tasty, with flavours of creamy bakers chocolate, soft seductive fruit and gentle wood spices lingering. I love the savoury personality of this well made and beautifully balanced Merlot. A real treat, score 91 points.  
Purchased September 26, 2012 at the Glebe Wine Rack store in Ottawa at $19.95 

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