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Burrowing Owl Merlot 2014 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Merlot 2014

Burrowing Owl Merlot 2014

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

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2018-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Burrowing Owl

Agent: Wyse Wine Agency

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A Merlot Master from BC: Burrowing Owl does it again! Supple, rich, full-bodied yet elegant. Long on the finish. Aromas of fleshy dark plum. Pair with grilled pork chops or lamb. MINE: British Columbia's South Okanagan Burrowing Owl's Merlot is consistently good and the 2013 vintage will not disappoint. The nose is pronounced with black cherry, plum and mulberry. The wine is intense with great backbone and a vibrant acidity. Drinking beautiful now. OTHER: Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review: Deeply concentrated ruby red and 14.5% ABV. Chewy, tangy, chalky, tart. Dark cherry, pomegranate, dark chocolate. Firm silky tannins, well-balanced alcohol, acidity and fruit. Pairs well with BBQ gourmet burgers, rare steak. Tasted 2013 vintage May 2017. 92 points. BespokeTastings. OTHER: Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: Sumptuous jammy plum and blackberry with prominent graphite minerality, vanilla, and faint balsamic notes. A lovely full-bodied Merlot with balanced acidity and a long cinnamon spice finish. Enjoy with grilled beef kebabs. Tasted May 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca. OTHER: Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: A good Merlot is a beautiful thing and this beauty from B.C.'s Okanagan Valley is memorable. Ripe raspberry and plum jammy aromas followed by a delicious palate with red jam, vanilla and slight spice. Well-balanced with good acidity and rich lingering finish. Enjoy with roast pork and grilled vegetables and spicy mustard or grilled lamb chops. Tasted Feb. 2017. OTHER: Gold Medal winner at the 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada. OTHER: This is very much in Burrowing Owl's wheelhouse, a full, rich, smooth and ripe red with oodles of blackberry fruit, some violet and generous chocolaty oak. Yet there is a sense [of] elegance as well with an almost creamy texture, a hint of sweetness then a gently drying finish that brings out Black Sage dusty, herbal character. The tannins are very fine. The length is excellent. Pretty much sums up what fine merlot should be. Score - 92 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Nov. 15, 2017). - Community Wine Reviews

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