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Tinhorn Creek 'The Creek'. Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: British Columbia Golden Mile
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $55.0 SRP
Winery: $55.0

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WineScores' Review

Sandra Oldfield waited 20 years to pull off her icon red, it was released just before the news broke that Tinhorn Creek had been sold to Andrew Peller.
I wasn't a fan of the 2014, but feel the 2015 has really stepped up, maybe with the edition of Cabernet Franc? It is a blend of estate Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Cabernet Franc (20%), Merlot (20%), Malbec (7%) and Petit Verdot (3%); it was then fermented using wild yeasts/selected yeasts and aged 24 months in 40% new oak barrels.
Black currents are woven with sarsaparilla, dried orange peel, figs and toffee aromas. It is smooth and more affable than the 2014; generous fruit, silky tannins and mouthfilling chocolate and vanilla flavours abound. It has impressive posture and length.


 
Recommended Pairings
Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers


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Wine Scores reviewed - 2019-01-28 14:29:26.0

 

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