Concentrated, supple, savoury.
Painted Rock recently celebrated the successful opening of the new tasting, event and wedding center on their stunning Skaha Lake estate.
This premium red is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec, which oozes rich molten chocolate, cherries, violets, black raspberries, cassis and vanilla aromas with licorice, graphite and savoury leathery undertones. It's fleshy and supple in the mouth with a fine, chalky texture and concentrated dark fruit layered with sunbaked earth, dark mocha, tobacco and plenty of acidity (thanks to the cooler 2011 vintage) to balance. It has incredible length but will benefit from time.
Buy three. Open one now and decant, hold another for 6 months or a year to soften up and come together and cellar the third for 5-15 years.
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2014-03-24 13:48:26.0