Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016 Wine Review
Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada
Community Reviews: 5
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 93/100
Produced by Burrowing Owl founder and winemaker, Jim Wyse, the Meritage is produced from the five principal Bordeaux grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Dry, full-bodied, elegant and rich dark fruit, dark berry, plum and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Enjoy with roast red meats, venison or duck.
Meritage food pairings: slow roasted duck, roast beef, tourtière.
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This Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016 was reviewed on January 8, 2020 by Natalie MacLean
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|Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
This opens with lovely aromas of bramble, dried herbs and a touch of sweet hay. Generous red plum, currants and savoury notes on the palate. Nice ripe fruit and ripe tannins. This is a complex wine that evolves nicely in the glass to offer up its charms layer after layer. This one begs for beef tenderloin. Tasted Nov 22, 2019 www.thewineloverskitchen.com
|Jisun Hahn CAPS Certified Somm rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
This Bordeaux blend from the Okanagan Valley is deep ruby in colour showing early signs of age at the rim. While this is a substantial wine it is still smooth and velvety on the palate. Tons of deep black cherry and plums wrapped in chocolate, licorice, baking spices and hints of smoke. Would be wonderful paired with tender braised beef, a side of mushroom risotto and grilled garlic scapes. Could be enjoyed now or aged for the next 5 to 7 years.
|Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
A full-bodied Bordeaux-style blend from the Okanagan Valley. Dark ruby with long, slow legs along the glass indicating a higher 14.5% level. Black berries, black fruit on the nose and palate. The wine is well-balanced and has a long finish. Plenty of tannins still evolving so a decant or further aging is recommended.
|Burrowing Owl Meritage 2016 is produced from 39% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit, Verdot and 3% Malbec sourced from Burrowing Owl Estate Vineyards. Dry, full-bodied and flavoursome with black cherry, blueberry, rich dark plum, dark chocolate, savoury herb, cake spice, toasted oak and smoky flavours on the palate. Well done. Enjoy with roast venison. - Community Wine Reviews|
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