LaStella 2012 Maestoso "Solo" Merlot - 93+pts

LaStella 2012 Maestoso "Solo" Merlot (Osoyoos Lake Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $86.81 ($99.90 including taxes)
Alcohol: 14.6%
Production: 263 cases
Date Tasted: June 5th, 2015


Tasting Notes: True to its impressive lineage, the 2012 Maestoso represents the peak of Merlot production in 
the Okanagan Valley. Elegant, layered and supremely complex. Look for dark berry, sweet plum, toasted oak, dark chocolate, fresh herbs, mocha, vanilla toffee, menthol and warm spice aromas followed by a medley of similar flavours on the ultra-dry palate with a strong focus on the juxtaposition of the berry and savoury characters. Berry, spice and smoke notes linger and linger and linger on the finish. Sublime.

With several hours of decanting you can enjoy this wine today, though, 2-3 more years of bottle age would maximize your investment. Drink 2018-2023+.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015

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