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Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 'Contessa', British Columbia
94 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2018
Winery: $88.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -74971
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WineScores' Review

Fresh, outstanding, opulent.
Born of the best barrels from the best plots of estate vineyards in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, Mt. Boucherie's pinnacle wine called Contessa is a blend of Merlot (38%), Syrah (32%), Cab Franc (23%), Zinfandel (5%) and Malbec (2%). It was aged in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels for 22 months; 30% new.
It's an outstanding and opulent wine inky and intense and very Amarone-like. Expect dried strawberries and cherries, plum cake and licorice, velvety chocolate and vanilla liqueur aromas. The freshness here is notable despite it being a wine with structure and power. Flavours on the palate echo the nose and it has a lengthy finish trailing cocoa powder, leather and tobacco.

Pairs great with Gone Crackers Canadian Chedder & Chive
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, GONE CRACKERS

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-01-11 11:32:40.0


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