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Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2016 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2016

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2016

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

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $44.95

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: 92/100

A gorgeous, succulent Cabernet-Merlot blend is about a 50/50 split, with a splash of Cabernet Franc. The grapes are hand-picked from the oldest Speck Family Estate vineyards, with low-yielding vines, which concentrated the flavours. The wine was aged 20 months in French oak barrels. Aromas of blackberry, spice and smoke. Pair with grilled meats.

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 2016 was reviewed on September 9, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Courtney Flood rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Cab sauvignon, cab franc and merlot hand-picked from vines restricted to a very low yield which allows the grapes to develop fully in the shorter Ontario season, and it's reflected in the concentrated ripeness of the fruit in this wine. Tons of juicy cherry, raspberry, and blackberry with some soft vanilla note and a touch of spicy nutmeg, and enough tannin left to allow another 2-5 years of aging. Pair with grilled vegetables, caramelized onion, or pork.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful! Cabernet-Merlot aged 20 months in French oak. Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, graphite, smoke and spice. Full bodied with some young tannins that smooth out with some decanting. Lovely balance of spice, smoke, and ripe fruit with a long finish. Perfect for your next steak night or would also pair nicely with a robust mushroom dish.

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