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Intrigue Wines Reserve Red, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
Winery: $45.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -902027
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WineScores' Review

Savoury, fresh, smooth.
Intrigue Winery is located in Lake Country in the north of the Okanagan Valley but their reserve red (50% Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Syrah and Merlot) comes from vines growing in the semi-arid south, in Oliver.
Fermented in stainless steel it spent 18-months maturing in oak it leads with red and black currents, concord grapes and vanilla aromas, which roll into smoked meat, bay leaf, black pepper, carob, green bean and soy sauce notes. Echoing the nose, flavours of dark carob, espresso, brown spices and wild fruit flavours dominate the palate with tobacco trailing on the finish. Nice freshness here and the finish is smooth.
Second Review; May 2020
Smoked tobacco aromas are layered with dried cherries, prune, cocoa, licorice root, wet straw and waxed leather notes. It has a distinctly savoury palate; smoked spices, a mix of black and red forest berries, charcuterie and finely ground black pepper. The finish trails black coffee and charred oak flavours. Still fresh but there's been some maturity in the last few months.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-05-26 18:08:33.0


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