Blackwood Lane 2007 Merlot 90-92pts
Availability: Direct from winery, select private wine shops
Date Tasted: April 3rd, 2010
Tasting Notes: Wine lovers who find Merlot boring or incomplete will be happily rewarded with this example from Fraser Valley producer Blackwood Lane. Winemaker Charles Herrold has rounded out the flavours and aromas with a splash of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The result is a more complete experience than drinking a straight varietal.
Big, fruity aromas of dark cherries, toasted oak, milk chocolate, maple syrup, a hint of slate and notes of Cabernet Franc funk await you on the nose. The palate offers intense flavours of dark fruits and oak with strong tannins and acidity which require another year of aging to fully integrate. Drink 2011-2018.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2010 (with Hugh Carter)