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Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362
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WineScores' Review

Tasted bottle No.2967
This hefty bottle is filled with old vine (planted in 1968) Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (13.5%), along with smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, which makes it a very different blend than the 2015 Cabernet Franc dominant version. Garland was first released to celebrate the winery's 50th anniversary in 2019.

Black cherries, toasted spices, bittersweet chocolate, tobacco, vanilla and green bell peppers lead to a palate of the same ilk. Botanical, sage, tomato leaf, spiced dark cocoa and black fruit flavours dominate the palate. Intense and inky with smooth tannins and notable length.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2019-11-20 15:59:08.0

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