Black Hills Estate Winery 2013 Carmenere (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Limited. Sold out at winery.
Date Tasted: October 28th, 2015
Tasting Notes: Imagine soaking peppercorns in boysenberry juice and adding slivers of a pepperoni stick, a sprinkling of coffee grinds and a dollop of earthy, stewed tomatoes. That's the unique and memorable flavour profile of Black Hills' other cult favourite, their single-varietal release of Carmenere.
This medium-plus bodied wine delivers excellent continuity from the spicy nose to the dry palate and through to the long, balanced finish where more traces of peppercorn await. Drinking well now, though, could do with another 6 months to a year of bottle ageing for further integration. Drink mid-2016-2019.
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