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Angels Gate Winery Angels Gate Winery Merlot 2012 Wine Review

Angels Gate Winery Angels Gate Winery Merlot 2012

Angels Gate Winery Angels Gate Winery Merlot 2012

Niagara Peninsula, Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Angels Gate

Agent: Vintages

More Vintages: 2013  2008 

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Angels Gate Winery 2012 Merlot recently won a Double Gold medal at the All Canadian Wine Championship. After my first sniff and sip of this value priced gem, I can see why the independent expert judging panel awarded such high honours to this little gem.

A medium ruby colour with a garnet hue, the aromas are just wonderful! Plum, dark cherry, slight baking spice with pleasant cedar notes. There's a certain heart warming bouquet that I get just like when you walk into your grandma's house after she's baked some delicious goodies for you to enjoy, fresh out of the oven. The palate is silky smooth with more plum and dark fruits. Very soft and approachable. To be enjoyed in the short to medium term. Only 1500 cases produced so I'd recommend stocking-up on it before it's gone. At $14.95 this is a great example of the high quality to price ratio (QPR) wines that Canadian wineries like Angels Gate are producing. Tasted January 2015. 90+ points. Matt Steeves - @QuercusVino

PS: Beamsville Bench wines continue to impress me more and more each year. It's becoming one of my favourite micro-climate wine making regions in Canada given the consistent quality, and generally very affordably priced wines that are being produced there.
Gwen Barton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Wonderful Niagara merlot. Aromas of dark cherry, plum, and cranberry. Medium- bodied, fruity wine- notes of chocolate, leather and tobacco with subtle smokiness. Very enjoyable and excellent value. Paired well with smoke-cured cheddar.

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