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Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2015 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2015

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2015

Short Hills Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2018-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Henry of Pelham

Agent: Henry of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 93/100

This terrific Niagara Cabernet Merlot blend is nearly a 50-50 split between the two grapes, all of which were hand-picked grapes from the most mature Speck Family Estate vineyards. Low-yield vines concentrate the wine flavours. The wine was then aged for 20 months in French oak barrels. Aromas of cassis and blackcurrant. Needs cellar time and 1-2 hours decanting. Pair with rare steak.

Cabernet Merlot food pairings: braised lamb shanks with rosemary and roasted garlic accents, good quality chocolate.

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This Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2015 was reviewed on November 7, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

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

Dark ruby, tart, tightly structured. Balanced medium plus acidity, big chewy tannins, concentrated. Dark plum, blackberry, baking spice, savoury. Pairs well with grilled red meats or Thai beef stir fry. Tasted 2015 vintage in May 2018, decanted 2h. 92 points
From the Short Hills Bench in the Niagara Escarpment wine region, Henry of Pelham, Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot is a rich and elegant red wine blend produced form grapes that were hand-harvested from the oldest Speck Family Estate vineyards. Yields were kept low adding concentration to this full-bodied red. The wine was aged 20 months in French oak barrels. On the nose, pronounced aromas of blackberry, spice and smoke. Dry on the palate with ripe dark berries, smoky and spicy finishing long and luxurious. Perfect for steak night. - Community Wine Reviews

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