Black Rook Merlot 2013

CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Black Rook Merlot
2013

$85.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13780667
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
VQA
Region
British Columbia
Appellation
BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Classification
VQA
Varietal(s)
Merlot 100 %
Alcohol percentage
14.90%
Color
Red
Sugar
Very Dry 0-5 gm sugar-L
Closure type
CORK-Other

About this winery

The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards.

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Tasting notes

A lifted nose of roses, aniseed and bramble fruit. The palate is rich with dark fruits, cassis and savoury tannins coating the mouth.

Viticultural notes

BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Winemaking notes

100% wild and extended skin contact. Barrel aging in new french oak for 21 months.

Press reviews

Snow

- 91 points-

Bruce Sanderson, 2017

On the elegant side despite the concentration and densely tannic structure, offering black currant, violet, herbal and spice flavors. Shows fine balance, capped off with a saturated finish.

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