Wayne Gretzky Estates Whisky Oak Aged Red 2018 Wine Review
Wayne Gretzky Estates Whisky Oak Aged Red 2018
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
Community Reviews: 4
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
The 2018 Red is aged in whisky barrels, imparting a seductive smokey character. Pair this full-bodied red with seared meats in rich red wine reductions; roasted leg of lamb; mushroom stews and of course Hockey Night in Canada.
Food pairings: grilled steak, veal cutlets, lamb chops.
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This Wayne Gretzky Estates Whisky Oak Aged Red 2018 was reviewed on December 23, 2020 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Plush and full bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Aromas of black plum, cedar, mint, and smoke. Full bodied and smooth on the palate, with a richness coming from the whisky barrel aging. Fruit flavours are ripe and plush, and there are some smoky, spicy notes on the finish. Enjoy this with marinated flank steak.
|Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
This Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend's claim to fame is the fact that after the traditional oak barrel aging 25% of it went on to further aging in whisky barrels. In addition to the field berries and a touch of cedar on the nose, the slightly hot, sweet added dimension is presumably from the whisky barrel aging. A nice blend of red and black fruit on the palate with fine, chalky tannins. Tasted Nov 22, 2019 www.thewineloverskitchen.com
|From the Niagara Peninsula wine region, Wayne Gretzky Cabernet Merlot 2018 is oak aged in whisky barrels giving a rich smoothness, and yes, a whisky-barrel taste to the wine which is quite pleasant. Matured in conventional French and American oak barrel, 25% the blend is aged in the estate's Red Cask whisky barrel. Dry, full-bodied, fruit forward dark plum, berry, smoky cherry, and baking spice flavours on the palate. Pair with rich meat dishes. - Community Wine Reviews|
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