2017 Silent Bishop Merlot

A nose of intense black cherry, coffee and tobacco.  The palate has fleshy dark fruits with well balanced acidity and bright tannins, producing a wine of harmony and length.

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CheckMate Silent Bishop Merlot Bottle
  • Wine Accolade 92 Points Anthony Gismondi
  • 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

This wine, also aged 21 months in oak, has aromas and flavours of black currant and black cherry with a hint of tobacco. The wine shows some youthful grip with a structure suitable for aging.

97 Points, John Schreiner

The black cherry fruit penetrates from start to finish, with ample acidity and silky tannins. There’s a dark streak of earth, char and coffee grounds that punches up the finish with a pleasing bitterness. It plays well against the sweet cherry fruit and continues on through with astringent tea and tobacco highlights.

93 Points, Paul Gregutt - Wine Enthusiast Magazine

I love the drier attack and the savoury red and black fruit that pushes through to the palate along with rich blueberry.

92 Points, Anthony Gismondi

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