Nk'Mip Cellars 2008 Merlot - 87+pts

Nk'Mip Cellars 2008 Merlot (Osoyoos) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Available direct from the winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $19.99
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 2211 cases
Date Tasted: April 10th, 2011

Tasting Notes: It's a bold move to ferment your Merlot to zero residual sugar producing a whopping 14.5% alcohol. You need to have confidence that the flavour profile and concentration will support the hotness from the alcohol leaving a balanced wine. That confidence pays off for Nk'Mip (pronounced "Inka-meep") from the Osoyoos region of the southern Okanagan Valley, resulting in a quality Merlot that over-delivers for the price.

A masculine wine with strong savoury characters of mocha, oak, tobacco and mint on the nose and palate while offering a welcomed vein of dark fruit tang and lingering spice on the long finish. Pair with a dry-rub steak or a plate of fine, dark chocolate for dessert. Drink 2011-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011 IconWines.ca

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