Monthly Picks: May 2011

More Spring releases in our monthly picks for May 2011 with a special focus on Merlot. Many of the BC selections may need to be sourced from the wineries directly.

Chateau Pey La Tour 2009 Grand Vin - $15-17
A blend of 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot and offers good value for money with juicy, dark berries and savoury, leather and coffee bean characters.
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Lucky Penny 2010 White - $18
The subtle nose blooms after some time in the glass to reveal happy floral notes with melon and green apple aromas also present. The off-dry palate is feminine in nature and fairly full-bodied despite the low alcohol.
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Nk'Mip Cellars 2008 Merlot - $20
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.
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Young and Wyse Collection 2009 Merlot - $20
The tannins are solid and smooth, the acid is balanced nicely with lingering tartness on the moderate finish - great for food.
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JoieFarm 2010 Muscat - $23
Crisp and fresh, yet gentle in its release of bright, nectarine, peach and lemon flavours. Well balanced with a moderate-plus finish Has the acidity to cut through the greasy texture of cured meats or bacon.
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Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2007 Oldfield Series Merlot - $25
The texture is first juicy and up front and then chalky and mischievous. Patient decanting will help bring out more layers of complexity revealing more earthy notes along with French oak and bitter chocolate flavours.
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Meiomi 2008 Pinot Noir - $30
A touch of residual sugar adds weight to the rich, fruity, dry palate whose soft tannins and acidity make for a very easy-drinking Pinot Noir.
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Painted Rock Estate Winery 2008 Merlot - $40
The concentrated, dry palate is elegant with a refined texture, good acidity, strong continuity of flavours from the nose and a long finish with lingering spice.
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