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Wine Of The Week – Poplar Grove Merlot 2006

March 22, 2012 8:04 am - Posted by Jody in Drink

Poplar GroveOkanagan Valley, British Columbia

100% Merlot. Harvested and sorted by hand and fermented using indigenous yeasts. Aged in French oak barrels for 21 months and an additional 9 months in bottle at the winery prior to release.

Cherry and cocoa aromas come through on the nose. Rich,  long-lasting tannins overlay full-bodied Italian plum and blackberry flavours. A touch of spice appears on the finish. This Merlot is complex, round and exhibits well-balanced fruit, tannins and acidity. Enjoy now and take note that it will continue to improve with cellar aging.