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Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2017 Wine Review

Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2017

Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2017

Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $44.00

Drink: 2020-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.6%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Hester Creek Estate Winery

Agent: Revelry Imports

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A spectacular BC blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Notes of black fruit, smoke, bacon and dried herbs. Perfect for grilled meats.

The Judge food pairings: Slow roasted leg of lamb and morel mushrooms jus..

Luscious Lamb Wine

This Hester Creek Estate Winery The Judge 2017 was reviewed on August 13, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This is a gorgeous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Aromas of ripe blackberry and plum, anise, vanilla, leather, dried herbs and woodsmoke. Full bodied with soft, drying tannins on the palate, and medium+ acidity. Fruit flavours are ripe and concentrated on the palate, and balance well with smoky, savoury hints and the slightest hint of vanilla. Finish is lengthy. Enjoy this beautiful wine with prime rib or rustic mushroom dishes.
Handpicked from our Golden Mile Bench estate vineyard, the fruit for this vintage comes from some of our original 1968 plantings. A classic blend of almost equal parts Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the Judge is a robust, yet elegant Bordeaux style red that is built to age gracefully. The grapes were destemmed leaving berries intact and the small lots were then fermented in our Ganimede Italian fermenters in separate batches. These unique tanks gently extract colour, tannin and aromatics. Aromas of anise, cedar, dark cherry and blackberry greet the nose. Youthful tannins show initially on the palate, followed by dark chocolate, Italian plum, and Negronne fig, with a lengthy finish. The Judge is a bold red, which beautifully displays the historic terroir on which it is grown.

Source: Winery (Hester Creek Estate Winery)

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