Le Vieux Pin 2013 Retouche (Okanagan Valley) BC
Availability: Limited. Exclusive to wine club members only. Winery website here
Cost: $59.99 + taxes
Production: 125 cases
Date Tasted: June 4th, 2016
Tasting Notes: Le Vieux Pin's 2013 Retouche is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Syrah sourced from Southern Okanagan vineyards along the Golden Mile and Black Sage benches. The wine spends 18 months in older, French oak barrels prior to bottling and showcases the effortless compatibility of the Cab-Merlot combination with Syrah contributing some rich spice notes on the nose and palate. The rest of the flavour profile consists of creamy blackberry and cassis fruit, lifted menthol, cherry-cola and dried herbs. Finish is long and rounded with fine, chalky tannins and spice lingering.
Ready to go now with 2-3 hours of decanting, though, future development is likely if given time to incubate in the bottle. Drink 2018-2021.
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