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Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Merlot 2012 Wine Review

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Merlot 2012

Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Merlot 2012

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

Community Score:77/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Jackson-Triggs

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 87/100

A big, tannic red wine with tart black currant notes, and lots of mocha and dark chocolate from lavish oak aging. Very firm tannic grip on the palate here with coffee-espresso finish.

Merlot food pairings: grilled porterhouse steak, calf’s liver with bacon and onions.

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This Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Merlot 2012 was reviewed on April 4, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Ripe red berry on the nose with a touch of baking spice. The palate shows red berry fruit and vanilla. Dry with a vanilla red fruit finish.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

A little more body than I was expecting for Ontario Merlot. Deep ruby colour with some legs. Aromas and flavours of cherry, raspberry, cola, vanilla, nutmeg and some vegetal. There's a good amount of tannin so decanting is a must. A good length with a cherry mocha finish.
Needs red meat.
Tasted: March 2015
This Niagara Merlot is fermented with local yeasts following by an extended maceration. The wine also underwent malolactic fermentation in oak barrels and then was barrel aged for 12 months. Tannic and tart with loads of oak. - Community Wine Reviews

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