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French Door Malbec 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom their home vineyard on the Black Sage Bench, this thick, opaque malbec is as imposing as the heavyweight bottle, and the extra thick wax sealing the top. Pascal Madevon is the winemaker here, and his style is stamped all over this polished red. Fermented and aged in French oak over 14 months, this weighs the slow palate with dried cherry, dried cassis, dried herbs, herbal green tomato paste stretched out along a leathery base. Tannins are gritty and ample, and although there is an under-lurking buzz that helps carry this to a warming, baking spiced finish, there's not enough freshness to entice drinking solo. For now, decant and partner with herb-crusted lamb.Tasted: 24 May 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$58.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: French Door Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MalbecUPC: 696852078504