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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Athene 2017 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Athene 2017

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Athene 2017

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

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2019-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Agent: Wyse Wine Agency

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Burrowing Owl Athene 2017 is a rich, full-bodied red wine blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon as lush on the nose as it is on the palate with black currant, dark plum, rich blackberry, meaty, pepper and spicy flavours from toasty oak spice finishing long and satisfying with beautifully-balanced acidity and rich, grippy tannins. Decant two hours prior to pouring with well-marbled meats. Drink or hold.

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

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This Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Athene 2017 was reviewed on May 12, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A fresh and expressive Okanagan blend showcasing the strength, elegance, and harmony of Burrowing Owl's premium wines. A blend of 57% Syrah and 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from Burrowing Owl's estate vineyards on the Black Sage Bench, it's deep and concentrated with layers of rich dark fruits, sweet spices, pepper, Black Sage, with a savoury textured finish. The wine was aged for 18 months in a blend of new and second fill oaks from around the world then bottled unfiltered, and the result is pure Black Sage Bench expression of these two great varietals, and as they say the sum is greater than the whole with Athene. Enjoy this perfect BBQ wine with anything on your grill from tenderloin, rib steak, to jalapeno and cheddar stuffed burgers. Tasted June 2020. 92 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca

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