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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124
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WineScores' Review

Supple, fresh, evocative.
The Judge is an impressive blend of estate Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot housed in a muscular bottle.
The nose offers roasted bell peppers and peppery spices on the savoury end, then evocative notes of licorice, vanilla, cherry gelee, smoked plums and purple flowers add a fragrant lift. Supple but still fresh, it is a well-woven palate of mocha and baking spices, cracked pepper and bright fruit flavours. Great structure and balance, a wine suited for Hester Creek's premium red.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-01-11 13:50:08.0

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