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Thirty Bench Wine Makers Red Blend - Meritage 2012 Wine Review

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Red Blend - Meritage 2012

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Red Blend - Meritage 2012

V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

Community Score: 90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.00

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.6%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

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rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Always a consistent Bordeaux-style wine, the 2012 release is one of the best yet, offering great value.

Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, followed by similar measures of Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

On the nose, classic cassis combined with black olives, cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha.

On the palate, tannins are firm and hold the acid and fruit nicely, but not too chewy. Ripe red fruit and dark plum abounds, but there's enough structure behind to hold it in check. A slight herbaceousness (capsicum) adds to mild black pepper, anise and very slight bitter cherry.

Will pair nicely with barbequed medium-rare steaks, burgers with blue cheese, grilled Portobello mushrooms.

Drinking well now, but can easily improve with a year or two in bottle. 13.8% ABV.

Tasted May 2014.
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