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2015 Opening Gambit Merlot 1.5L

2015 Opening Gambit Merlot 1.5L
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SKU: 193879

An elegant nose of blackcurrant and black fruits with creamy undertones and floral notes. The palate is charming with a rich entry giving way dark, ripe fruits an supple tannins.

96 pts

"Rich and concentrated, the wine begins with aromas of black currant, black cherry and raspberry. The dark fruits carry the palate and fill the mouth. There is a note of spice on the lingering finish."

 – John Schreiner

93 pts

"Make no mistake, this wine is hedonistic, but it’s been that way from the start. This wine continues to take me to Bolgheri with its savoury mocha, and that’s an excellent place to be. This is a showy south Okanagan red that delivers."

– Anthony Gismondi

91 pts

"Bright raspberry and black cherry fruit shines here, while all-wild yeast fermentation brings in light floral scents. The tannins are still a bit grainy, while 21 months in all new French oak adds a seam of butterscotch. As with the other Merlots from CheckMate, this is quite ageworthy and should drink well through the next decade."

- Wine Enthusiast

220.00 |  per bottle

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