2013 Silent Bishop Merlot

A nose of intense red fruits and floral notes, with a fresh palate of well-balanced acidity, fruit and oak; producing a wine of harmony and length.

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CheckMate Silent Bishop Merlot Bottle
  • Wine Accolade Michael Godel - 94 Points
  • Wine Accolade 94 Points John Szabo

Displays plenty of expensive wood right off the top, with light melted butter layered on dense, ripe, plush dark fruit, immediately engaging and appealing. The palate is firm and well-extracted, with loads of structure but still polished and carefully crafted. Tannins are big and velvety, and abundant, and the finish is long. A very impressive wine to be sure, balanced and complete, a big mouthful of wine.

94 Points, John Szabo - Wine Align

Into the liqueur and savour, even a little bit of garrigue and Mediterranean black olive and caper brine. The acidity is deeper as opposed to brighter so it even lends towards a brooding moment or two. For fans of the deeply religious merlot with stealth checkmate-assisting ability.

94 Points, Michael Godel

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