2016 Opening Gambit Merlot

An elegant nose of plum and black fruits with creamy undertones and mocha notes. The palate is charming with a rich entry of blackberry and black cherry fruits giving way to chocolate notes and polished tannins.

Osoyoos East Bench
Aromas & Texture
Elegant & Charming
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The nose is fragrant and savoury, and in 2016 the fruit particularly red/black and very pure. The texture is creamy and supple aided by dense sweet sift tannins that build the structure without drying out the wine.

94 Points, Anthony Gismondi

It begins with aromas of cassis and blackberry. On the palate, there are flavours of black cherry mingled with herbal and spice notes. The tannins are polished, with a firmness that will support cellaring.

95 Points, John Schreiner

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