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Burrowing Owl Athene 2016 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Athene 2016

Burrowing Owl Athene 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2020-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Burrowing Owl

Agent: Wyse Wine Agency

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Burrowing Owl's Athene is a rich, full-bodied red wine blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon lushly layered with blackberry, black currant, meaty and savoury with toasty oak spice and well-integrated oak tannins, finishing long and satisfying on the palate. The Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes were hand-harvested from Burrowing Owl’s Vineyard on Black Sage Bench. Wine grapes were co-fermented to better marry the flavours. The wine was aged for 18 months in some new and previous-use French and Hungarian oak barrels. Enjoy with herb encrusted leg of lamb.

Food pairings: grilled meats, meat lover's pizza, meaty stews.

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This Burrowing Owl Athene 2016 was reviewed on February 26, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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

This Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon blend has lifted notes of black fruit that carry to the palate. Silky, smooth and beautifully integrated. It is rich and thoroughly enjoyable through the long finish. Serve with Beef Wellington. Drink or hold. Tasted February 2020. www.thewineloverskitchen.com
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A full-bodied Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Okanagan Valley, this wine presents with concentrated plum and black fruit aromas that persist through the palate. The tannins are medium to high so decanting or ageing is recommended. The finish is medium, warm and spicy. Tasted February 2020.
From the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Burrowing Owl's Athene 2016 is a rich, full-bodied and smoky red wine blend of 52% Syrah, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon lushly layered with blackberry, raspberry and blueberry fruit, smoked meat, bacon, savoury herbs and toasty oak flavours that linger on and on the palate. Downright opulent! Enjoy now and for the next five years. The Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes were hand-harvested from Burrowing Owl’s Vineyard on Black Sage Bench. Wine grapes were co-fermented to better marry the flavours. The wine was aged for 18 months in French and European oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews

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