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Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Review

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Jackson-Triggs

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Lots of sweet berry fruit on the nose of the Cabernet Sauvignon along with vanilla spice from toasty oak aging. Mouth-watering and juicy. Pair with hamburgers and all the fixins.

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This Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was reviewed on November 15, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Juicy bright red cherry, new leather, spices and violets. A nice cherry palate with great structure; very nice tannins here. This will be even better in a two or three years. A great wine for rare roast beef, or sipping in front of a roaring fire.
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Plum, spice, and green pepper notes on the nose and palate. Serious tannins with juicy acidity make this bold wine a great choice with beef and broccoli or grilled beef tenderloin dishes. Tasted February 2017. 88 points.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Medium -bodied, medium ruby with thin legs. Fresh red berries,toast, oak, floral with sweet spices. Repeated on the palate with grippy tannins. Medium+ acidity. A lovely medium+ length cherry tart finish. Pair with steak, blackened salmon.
Tasted: November 2014
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Aromas of red berries, oak and a bit of smoke. Medium bodied, tart cherry with grippy tannin and oak is present on the palate. Acid is pronounced. Have this with beef or roast pork.

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