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Poplar Grove Merlottext
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Poplar Grove Merlot 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2017 Merlot is an 85/7/5/3 mix of merlot, malbec, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. This wine is turning the complexity corner, drying out just enough to display the fruit's best sides without overwhelming the palate with baked flavours and chocolate. It gets 21 months of barrel ageing in 25 percent new oak and 75 percent in one to three-year barrels before spending another year in the bottle at the winery. A solid, mid-valley merlot that should age well through 2023-2025. Things are heading in the right direction at Poplar Grove if you are a serious wine lover. Grilled beef is the match.Tasted: 06 December 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.99 BCLS Producer: Poplar Grove WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 178208UPC: 626990396987