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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2007 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2007

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2007

Okanagan Valley, BC, VQA, Canada

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $24.99

Drink: 2010-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 15.47%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Product: 10778856107231

Product: 639633

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Natalie's Score: 92/100

A serious, deep, rich Merlot with seemingly endless layers of plush black plums and berries. Fine tannins give a superbly smooth mouth-feel. The grapes for this wine were harvested in October 2007 so they had pletny of time to develop rich and complex flavours. More than 90% comes from Quails' Gate Boucherie Mountain vineyards.

Merlot food pairings: beef or pork tenderloin.

This was reviewed April 22, 2011 by

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2007 was a favourable year for Merlot with good heat throughout the growing season and cool nights in October to preserve the fruits flavour and acidity. Spontaneous yeast fermentation and extended skin contact give this wine rich colour and extraction with great complexity. Prior to blending and bottling this wine was barrel aged in 1 year old French and American oak for 18 months and will continue to improve with careful cellaring up to 5 years.

Fragrant aromas of ripe plum mingle with sweet, smoky, toasty oak to make the first sip irresistable. Fine ripe tannins bring a lingering, velvety finish to the palate.
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