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Black Hills Estate Winery "Nota Bene", Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
Price:
BC Private Wine Stores: $60.0 + price may vary
Winery: $60.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -708073
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WineScores' Review

Thoroughbred, seamless, distinct.
Distinct and succulent, the most recent chronicle of Black Hill's thoroughbred, aptly named Nota Bene, is a reflection of an outstanding vintage.
Immediately plummy on the nose, yet it quickly morphs into an eddy of mocha, sagebrush, wild black berries and tealeaf with graphite, saddle leather and brown spices. Juicy and simultaneously powerful, the palate is dense like a liqueur, and woven so seamlessly each flavour simply ebbs into the next. Ripe, supple and chocolaty in the mouth, it boasts polished tannins and a long and muscular finish.
Drinking surprisingly well now, but time is on its side.
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2017-06-29 12:25:46.0

 

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