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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Corcelettes Meritage
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16½/20

Corcelettes Meritage 2016

CanadaI like the mix of 46 merlot, 34 cabernet franc, 14 cabernet sauvignon, 4 malbec and 2 petit verdot that is all estate grown on stony, sandy, loamy, stemwinder soils. And it’s just under 15 percent alcohol. Corcelettes have identified some of the most expressive parts of their vineyard to shape this wine. The attractive lush, silky textures speak to a higher percentage of merlot and cabernet franc and only 14 cabernet sauvignon in the blend. Thank you. Each variety is cellared separately in French oak for 18 months before bottling. A terrific 2016 growing season has left this wine with both a sense of style and elegance. The nose is aromatic, mixing cherries and dried herbs onto a plummy, round, fresh, mulberry scented palate with a pinch of stony acidity elongating the back end. Impressive and should improve in the bottle through 2023.Tasted: 18 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.90 winery only Producer: Corcelettes Estate WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
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Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 525337UPC: 626990231080