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Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Merlottext
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Le Vieux Pin Equinoxe Merlot 2016

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThese 20+ year old merlot vines are rooted in the silt, clay and large gravels of La Feuille D’Or vineyard at the south end of the Golden Mile. This spent 19 months in French oak (18% new) before being bottled unfined. Concentrated yet strikingly fresh, with wild plum, wild blackberry, ripe cherry running the long palate, threaded with darkly bittersweet chocolate, thorns, and dried rosemary. Tannins are appropriately firm for this youthful wine, ensuring structure enough to last the next decade of aging. Such a light, graceful touch on such a powerful wine. Very impressive.Tasted: 11 January 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 89.99 winery online/direct Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotUPC: 808755017317