Burrowing Owl Meritage 2014 Wine Review
Burrowing Owl Meritage 2014
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada
Community Reviews: 5
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 93/100
A beautifully balanced and textured BC red wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the exceptional 2013 vintage. Complex, rich, deep and long: this Canadian flagship wine has it all. A great cellar candidate as well. Taste the very best of what BC (and Canada) can produce from this top-notch winery in a superb vintage.
Food pairings: slow roasted duck, roast beef, tourtière.
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This Burrowing Owl Meritage 2014 was reviewed on November 25, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
Inky and tangy. Plum, blackberry, fig, cassis, savoury with well integrated baking spices. Well balanced. Integrating smooth tannins and 14.9% ABV. Tasted the 2014 vintage in February 2018. Paired well with braised beef lasagna. Drinking well now. 93 points.
|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
For over 20 years Burrowing Owl has been producing some of Canada's finest wines, from the Wine Capital of Canada, Oliver, BC. Their 2014 Meritage is a blend of (31%) Merlot, (21.4%) Cabernet Franc, (21.4%) Cabernet Sauvignon, (10.7%) Malbec, and (10%) Petit Verdot that were hand picked and sorted, then vinified and barrel aged separately for 18 months in a blend of French, Hungarian, American, and Russian oak. By vinifying and barrel aging each variety separately they were able to showcase the full expression of the terroir and achieve the perfect integration of fruit, acid, tannin, and texture in each finished wine thereby contributing additional complexity to the final blend. International wine consultant Alain Sutre, who's played key roles in producing other ultra premium Canadian wines, guided the development and final assemblage of this Meritage and as with the past several vintages it's fantastic! Deeply coloured, the nose is full of sweet and savoury notes with dark fruit, plum, cassis, sage, charcoal grilled beef, and cedar. Full bodied, and richly flavoured with fresh and juicy dark fruits and spice persisting on the long finish. With great structure and texture, this wine has been assembled with care to seamlessly integrate the best characteristics from each of the five varietals in one harmonious blend. It's wines like Burrowing Owl's Meritage, and other premium BC wines with great acclaim, that shows why the Okanagan Valley is becoming increasingly recognized as and positioned to be a fine wine region of the world. Enjoy the 2014 Meritage with grilled beef tenderloin with a rosemary infused Port reduction or a scotch fillet steak with red wine jus - absolutely delicious! Drink 2018-2025+. Tasted February 2018. 93 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A full bodied red with notes of blueberry preserves, earthy red beets, violet, and cinnamon. The tannins are medium, well integrated, and there is a nice long finish. There is a beautiful harmony found in this wine, I enjoyed it very much!
Tasted November 2017
|Burrowing Owl Meritage (2014) is an elegant and rich wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. On the palate, this full-bodied red reveals its dark fruit, black currant and spicy layers. Great structure and balance. Drink now and pair with a slow-braised brisket. - Community Wine Reviews|
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