La Frenz Winery 2007 Montage - 90pts

La Frenz Winery 2007 Montage (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Sold-out. 2011 vintage due in June 2013.
Cost: $24
Alcohol: 13.5%
Date Tasted: August 25th, 2009
Re-tasted: February 2nd, 2011

Tasting Notes: This unique blend of Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is a treat and a real bargain at $20 (original release price in 2009). Access to the wine is limited to ordering direct from the winery which is a shame as all BC wine lovers should try this mouth-watering, well-balanced and complex blend.

On the nose are dark berries and earthy aromas. The palate offers vanilla (aged in both French and American oak) and loads of dark chocolate. This dark-ruby wine has a finish that seems to go on and on in the most pleasant way. Fine tannins complete the experience. Drink now or age up to 5 years.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2009
Re-tasting Notes: The nose has developed a sublime bouquet of licorice All-Sorts and cherry-cola aromas followed by a much-mellowed palate where the tannins have dissolved into the background behind the rich, concentrated red and blue berry fruit flavours. Acid has stood the test of time and keeps the palate feeling fresh, though the finish has shortened. Drink now.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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