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Sandbanks Estate Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2014 Wine Review

Sandbanks Estate Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2014

Sandbanks Estate Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2014

Prince Edward County, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Sandbanks Estate Winery

Agent: Sandbanks Estate Winery

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep ruby with a purplish rim betray the youth in the bottle. Decadence defined with gobs of dark chocolate, ripe dark berries and plum, sweet cigar box, tobacco leaf, vanilla, clove and smoke. Succulent and seductive. Aged in toasted oak for an extra year. VQA Ontario. Winemake suggested pairings: lamb, roasts, steak. Great value at $20.
Tasted: December 2015
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 82/100 with the following review:

Potentially a good wine for BBQ season…
Presentation: Modern, somewhat eclectic with the three different fonts, which in my humble opinion, don’t all hold together
Appearance: Light-medium blueish-purple red (definitely a young wine!)
Nose: Cherry and wood
Taste: Cherries, wood, black pepper, blueberries and blackberries, and a little dark chocolate
Finish: Longer on the alcohol than other notes, but I get a little cherry, dark chocolate and some bitterness
Overall impression: A young Baco Noir, that may be worth cellaring so it can mellow and see its potential develop. There’s an interesting combination of tastes, though. It should pair well with cured meats, pizzas (especially tomato-based sauces and meat-based pizzas), hamburgers and anything else you would put on a BBQ.
Value: 2.5/5

1 Member would buy this wine again

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