Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Poplar Grove Merlottext

Poplar Grove Merlot 2011

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMerlot remains undervalued, and frankly not all that well done in the Okanagan, but there is no reason we couldn’t do a better job as evidence by this Poplar Grove. This one hits many of the highs - the ripe, brambled, dark plum and medicinal cherry/blueberry notes only to be held back by its youthful, oaky somewhat hard tannins (press wine?) We love the concentration and while somewhat chunky this is a solid effort and can easily be tamed by richer, beef or lamb dishes at this stage. Heading in the right direction.Tasted: 10 August 2015Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 winery direct, private and VQA wine shops Producer: Poplar Grove WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 91033UPC: 626990169659