Thirty Bench Wine Makers Red Blend - Meritage 2011 Wine Review

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Red Blend - Meritage 2011
Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A.,, Canada
Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 320986

Price: $24.00
Alcohol: 13.6%
Drink: 2012-2017
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Thirty Bench Wine Makers
Agent: Andrew Peller Limited
More Vintages: 2010  2012  Add New Vintage 
Natalie's Score: 89/100

A superb Ontario red wine that takes its lead from Bordeaux in the grape blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Although the 2011 vintage is overshadowed by 2010 and 2012, this wine performs admirably well. Classic aromas of blackcurrant, cassis and some herbal nuances with toasty oak on the finish. Polished tannins, mouth-watering acidity: perfect for lamb with rosemary.

Blend - Meritage food pairings: grilled red meats prepared medium-rare to rare; two to four year old Canadian cheddar and crusty baguette; rich beef stews; leg of lamb..

Luscious Lamb Wine

This was reviewed June 7, 2014 by

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Dianne Fisher Sommelier, ISG rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

This is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc that has been hand harvested. I am really impressed with the structure of this wine and its price point at $24! Full and mouth coating with notes of black cherry, currant, chocolate and spice.
Louise Wilson ISG Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This rich, well structured wine offers velvety berry fruit wrapped in luxurious spicy oak. Ready to enjoy, but has the concentration to develop over the next 5 years. Perfect with porchetta and roasted potatoes. Tasted March 2014.

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