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Cost: $20.25
Grape Variety: Merlot
Category: Red Wine
Location LCBO Vintages
Country: Canada
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Stratus
Alcohol: 14.9% Alcohol/Vol.

A moderate Merlot with low fruit and high alcohol

Description: Deep ruby in colour with a medium intense nose. This wine features oak, plums, dry figs, dried blueberries, Christmas cake, rosemary, sage, cinnamon and leather. Medium+ body and medium tannins with good acidity and a fairly long length.

Negatives: High heat from the 14.9% alcohol

Drink now or in the next 2 years on its own or pair it with BBQ lamb chops

Tasted: 20 Dec 2014

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10 Total: 17+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

LCBO: 344101

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