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Black Hills Nota Bene 2005

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis note comes from a 17-wine vertical tasting held in Osoyoos, British Columbia on Saturday September 30. Each of the bottles tasted were in good physical condition although clearly some of the older, formative years are now past their best. Working through 17 vintages of Nota Bene makes it clear that better viticulture, older grapes vines, new facilities and better wine knowledge has improved the all-round quality of the current Nota Bene labels when compared to its humbler beginnings. The 2005 is beginning to show an upgrade from better oak and more new wood. Better tannin management also lends it a greater overall finesse. Round ripe and easy sipping the spicy tobacco notes sit over a long chalky finish. The ’05 is a 43/37/20 blend of cabernet sauvignon / merlot and cabernet franc at 14.7 percent alcohol. Winemaker Senka Tennant.Tasted: 05 November 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$37.00750ml$37 was the release price.
Producer: Black Hills Estate WineryDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 708073UPC: 833665001057