Painted Rock Estate Winery 2011 Merlot - 91-92pts

Painted Rock Estate Winery 2011 Merlot (Skaha Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from the winery here and select VQA stores
Cost: $40
Alcohol: 14.2%
Date Tasted: March 26th, 2014

Tasting Notes: Best
 Merlot yet from Painted Rock with more complexity showing on the nose thanks to maturing vines and vineyard practices. The 2011 is elegant with sweet berry fruit, spices and cocoa aromas and lifted floral notes adding a feminine touch.

The palate is well-structured with refined tannins and effortless acidity, boasting rich dark fruit and layers of supporting savoury and sensual notes. True to its New World, cool-climate origins, yet, moves comfortably among the world's Merlot peerage. Drink 2015-2020.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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