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Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Merlot 2012 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Merlot 2012

Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Merlot 2012

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

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 15

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2012-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Henry of Pelham Winery

Agent: Henry Of Pelham Family Est. Winery

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This Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Merlot 2012 was reviewed on December 7, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Wow! Henry of Pelham, thank you! Heady aromas of figs, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla carry through with a full body and spicy finish. Steak here we come! Spectacular.
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Subtle notes of cherry and smoke. On the palette spicy and eucalyptus. I'd pair with a peppercorn steak, spinach salad with walnuts and goat cheese. Drink this wine, on a rainy day with a great book, by a fireplace with a blanket, when you're feeling under the weather. This is worth its price! Love this wine!

(Reviewed November 29, 2016; Updated March 27, 2017)
Carola Price rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Love this style of Bordeaux but from our own backyard. Lots of black fruit and some tobacco in the nose with a well balanced acidity and fruit in the mouth. Lingering blackberry and plum with some earthy component at the end. Medium bodied and perfect for many red meats and bolder white meat preparation (think Cajun chicken gumbo). Grilled Chorizo and garlic bread with roasted eggplant is a great match for starters.
Drink now or hold to 5 years.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

I'm impressed! Blueberry jam, cedar, mocha, cherry, tons of cracked pepper. Palate is lush and mouthwatering at the same time, ending in a cooling eucalyptus. Obviously a longer oak aging, as well as concentrated grapes.
Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is a traditional Bordeaux blend with an Ontario flair. The nose of dark fruits, red berries, and spice say taste me. Lovely fruit, vanilla and peppery spice on a long finish deliver all the promise the nose offered.
Tasted April 3/16, now again March 26, 2017
A year later an still the sae great wine
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is one of my favourite wines from Ontario. Consistently good. It features loads of black cherry, wood, herb, tobacco, plum and dried strawberry. Great aromatics and a serious core. 91 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A very enjoyable Cab-Merlot blend, with nearly half Merlot used, giving a distinctively different profile than the Classic Tier Cab-Merlot that we also tasted in comparison. The presence of Cab Sauv is noticed, with more mellow ripe dark berry flavours and soft tannins. Made in limited production, when conditions are ideal, averaging 2-3 bottles per vine. Could cellar for several years or be enjoyed now with roast veal and grilled vegetables.
Tasted Jan. 2017
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is a full on Niagara red wine crafted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes. Inky ruby colour with slow moving legs on the glass. Ripe juicy nose of black cherry, strawberry, cassis, cedar, cloves and vanilla. Some youthful tannins greet the palate and there's refreshing Niagara acidity to awaken the senses. Lingering tobacco and red berry finish.Medium(+) body. Very nice red wine for Easter roasted lamb.
Tasted: February 2016
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Here's a wine built for a BBQ steak. Well executed blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, declared at 14% ABV. Red field berry, tart cherry, cedar plank, baking spice, a touch of herbaceous mint. Pair this with a braised red meat or BBQ steak. Tasted Jan 2017. Rated 90/100. BespokeTastings.ca
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas of cherry and plum, white pepper, and dried herbs. Very grippy on the palate, with cherry and plum flavours. Medium acidity and a medium tannic cherry finish.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A blend using around 50% Merlot, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, and finally Cabernet Franc. Aromas of dark, ripe fruit (plums, currants, raspberries) that follow through on the palate as well, combined with structured tannin and bright acidity. Great balance of flavours and a nice finish. Enjoy this with grilled pork or beef.
Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This deep ruby wine shows aromas of black cherry, sweet spice, cocoa, and plum. On the palate, it's got lots of acidity and solid tannins, as well as a hint of black pepper, making it a perfect pairing for grilled meats.
Wineboy rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Nice fullness of classic flavours, with solid tannins for aging. Classic Bordeaux style wine.
Henry of Pelham Estate 2012 Cabernet Merlot is a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot red wine blend from grapes grown on the winery's own estate on the Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula wine region. Yields are kept low to two to three tonnes per acre so that the grapes are concentrated with flavours of ripe red berry, cherry and plum flavours with a smooth and lingering vanilla spice finish. - Community Wine Reviews

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