Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2012 Merlot - 89+pts

Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2012 Merlot (West Kelowna) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $24.99
Alcohol: 14.5%
Production: 3177 cases
Date Tasted: November 19th, 2014

Tasting Notes: A quality, fruit-forward Merlot from West Kelowna's iconic Quails' Gate Winery that expresses a cool, masculine style on the nose with blackberry, cassis, menthol and vanilla-spice aromas.

The masculine style carries through to the palate where similar flavours are complimented with meaty, firm tannins and wild berry acidity. Cocoa nibs and herbs'n'spice notes linger on the moderate finish . Ready to go now and will hold for several more years with some further development expected. Drink 2014-2018.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca

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