Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Athene - 90pts

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Athene (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $38
Alcohol: 14%
Date Tasted: September 25th, 2014


Tasting Notes: Burrowing Owl's 'other' blend, is this lovely Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon melange (55-45, respectively) that successfully combines the classic characteristics of both varieties, producing a nose that pairs pepper with cassis and cherry-cola with dusty sagebrush while warm, toasted oak and light floral aromas add a touch of sweet femininity.

The palate is full and flavourful, with a juicy, dark and red fruit entry giving way to savoury, meaty notes and finishing dry with fresh, wild berry acidity and dusty, fine tannins. A touch of bell pepper greenness lingers with the proud, spicy-pepper. 

Ready to go now and will drink nicely for the next 3-4 years. Drink 2014-2018.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca

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