Grape Variety: 70% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petit Verdot
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Chateau Rahoul
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
Smooth as silk
Description: Deep almost opaque ruby in colour with a medium intense nose. This wine features cedar, blackcurrants, blackberry, black tea, licorice, cinnamon, umami, tobacco leaf, and oregano. Medium+ body with dry tannins, good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: A little heat on the finish from the 14% alcohol
Drink now or in the next 5 years on its own or and pair it with grilled tenderloin steak.
Tasted: 30 July 2014
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+