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Domaine Queylus Grande Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012 Wine Review

Domaine Queylus Grande Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

Domaine Queylus Grande Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2015-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Domaine Queylus

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 93/100

Could have sworn this was Figeac from the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Who switched my wine and gave me something more palatable at a fraction of the price? Yes please. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke.

This Domaine Queylus Grande Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012 was reviewed on April 26, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Wow... a Ruby red wonder! 13.5% ABV declared. Rich and complex. Supple, with complex layers of fruit. Deeply concentrated dark plum, cherry, cassis, baking spice, rose petals and minerality. Long finish with persistence of dark fruit and baking spice. Inky. Well balanced, integrating nicely, medium plus tannins, alcohol, acidity and fruit. Pairs well with aged cheese platters, braised red meats, rare Steak. Tasted April 2017. 93 points.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

There is a wonderful freshness to this Merlot-Cab Franc blend - easy-drinking and more-ish. Lovely plummy-cherry, anise, leather, savoury, medium-bodied character with soft, vanishing tannins and a gentle spiced plum finish. Very elegant. Beef tenderloin would be a perfect match.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Absolutely divine nose. Aromas show intense complex (ever-changing) black plum, cassis, anise, peppermint, leather, floral (violets) and 'stony-shale' minerality. The palate just equally rich black fruit flavours, and prominent baking spice notes. The 2012 vintage was a standout year for bold Ontario red wines and this one sets a high calibre. It is full-bodied, smooth, scrumptious and remarkably blended Merlot Cabernet Franc hailing from the Niagara Peninsula. Tasted April 2017 by @sommsosa - co-owner of bespoketastings.ca

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