Gold Hill Winery 2013 Cabernet Merlot - 85pts

Gold Hill Winery 2013 Cabernet Merlot (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here
Cost: $19.90
Alcohol: 14.4%
Date Tasted: October 5th, 2014

Tasting Notes: This inky-ruby coloured blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon opens with an unexpected nose of dates, prunes, spicy black plum, black cherry and cinnamon aromas. Palate offers good continuity from the nose with flavours from the ripe, dried fruit theme and added berry fruit contrasting with a light blanket of acidity.

Some will be put-off by the prune-y character of the wine while others may embrace the uniqueness on offer - judge for yourself. Definitely a drink-now wine, as advertised, and consider exotic, spicy food pairings to match the exotic aroma and flavour profile. Drink now-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright Icon Wines 2014

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