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McWatters Collection Meritage Malbec 2007 Wine Review

McWatters Collection Meritage Malbec 2007

McWatters Collection Meritage Malbec 2007

VQA, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2011-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.7%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: McWatters Collection

Product: 303024

Product: 303024

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Natalie's Score: 90/100

A juicy, mouth-watering red with attractive aromas of black fleshy plums and blackberries. Soft tannins with black cherry smoke on a satisfying finish. Terrific structure and balance. Very impressive early start for this winery.

Malbec food pairings: grilled meats, roasts, rich tomato pastas.

This was reviewed January 3, 2012 by

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This was grown in the sandy loam soil on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver, which is located on the southern part of the Okanagan Valley, where we enjoy long hot dates and cool nights. Our Meritage is comprised of several different clones to lend it depth and complexity including: two Bordeaux Merlot clones which impart a velvety texture, soft tannins and with blackberry and black cherry fruit flavours; three Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux clones which give it structure and richness, and one Cabernet Franc clone that provides a spiciness and black pepper characteristic. The grapes (Merlot 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Cabernet Franc 5%) were carefully selected at the peak of ripeness. The wine was then matured in small French oak casks for 15 months and then a further 15 months in bottles, pre-release.

View Harry McWatters video on our inaugural vintage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8UzHnJ27rk

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