|Dawn Montgomery reviewed this wine as follows:|
Niagara 2010 vintage could possibly be the best of the decade and Jackson-Triggs Black Series Meritage reflects those perfect conditions. With an alcohol per volume of 13.3%, this extra dry, competitively priced ($13.45) wine adheres to the traditional 37/32/31 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes. Aged in both French and American oak barrels, (French generating satiny tannins whilst American providing more creamy, vanilla compounds), this Meritage, with it’s ruby robe, delicious ripe fruit/oaky bouquet and good structure confirms a wine worth buying. However, it is still a touch assertive, and since most wines benefit from a period of quiet in-the-bottle contemplation, I’d give it either another couple of years and/or decant, decant, decant…for several hours.