Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Poplar Grove Merlottext

Poplar Grove Merlot 2007

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLike the previous version this is on big showy rich merlot that flirts with volatility and too much alcohol but manages to pull it off in the end. Sweet oak and black cherries and lots of vanilla mix with savoury dried herbs and plenty of gripp-y tannins but somehow it all works. You can drink it now with rich meat dishes or cellar this bottle for three to five years. Could be even better in the future with a bit more restraint.Tasted: 26 June 2011Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Poplar Grove WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 873422UPC: 00626990076704