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Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 Wine Review

Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012

Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia Bc V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $37.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Laughing Stock

Agent: Laughing Stock Vineyards Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 84/100

While I have enjoyed this BC red wine in the past, the 2012 vintage is disappointing. Short, unripe and almost stemmy in character. This Okanagan blend of Bordeaux grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, has received some of my highest scores in previous vintages, but sadly not this one. Do the math: this price-quality ration doesn't compute. Pair with under-performing stocks and over-priced bonds.

This Laughing Stock Blind Trust Red 2012 was reviewed on December 6, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

32% Malbec, 49% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Cabernet Franc.The wine is youthful and should be cellared an extra year. Aromas of cassis, plum, black currant, black currant leaf, cedar, vanilla, smoke,and a waft of floral as it opens. The palate shows leather and toast with youthful tannins. Acidity is medium+. Decant 2 hours.
Tasted: December 2014
The 2012 vintage of Laughing Stock's Blind Trust is a red wine blend of 49% Merlot, 32% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc grapes. You must peel back the capsule to see the blend each year that's inscribed on the bottle neck glass. While previous vintages of this wine were strong, the 2012 is worrisome: it seems to be over-cropped (too many grapes harvested which results in too little flavour) with a short finish. Not what you'd expect for the price unless, of course, you are the laughing stock in the liquor aisle. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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