Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2009 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red - 92pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and private wine shops
Date Tasted: October 6th, 2012
Tasting Notes: Few BC Meritage or Bordeaux "inspired" wines can accurately capture the true essence of Bordeaux and its sublime combination of terroir and fruit components. Many don't try, focusing instead on being un-apologetically New World, and we applaud that. However, the 2009 2Bench Red, whether by design or divine intervention, comes pretty darn close to a modern Bordeaux beauty and, that too, is worth round of applause.
A blend of 45% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine boasts an enchanting bouquet of dark fruit and spicy vanilla wrapped in a prominent, smoky blanket of sweet tobacco and toasted oak aromas. The well balanced and structured palate follows with mouth-watering acidity, ripe tannins, plum, black cherry, mineral and earth flavours with lingering smoky goodness. Truly an exceptional BC blend. Drink 2012-2019.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca