Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Scorched Merlottext

Scorched Merlot 2017

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is an Oliver-based 100 percent merlot aged 24 months in 40 percent new French oak barrels followed by 18 months in bottle before release. 2017 is lighter in colour than 2016, with a slightly muted nose leaning to a leafy, earthy, savoury side that carries onto the palate. Black cherry and cocoa powder line a round soft palate with little or no tannin at this point. It lacks charm; otherwise, it is an authentic merlot ready to drink. We suggest a mushroom chicken dish to set it off.Tasted: 22 September 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$30.95750mlwinery direct, limited availability in retail and restaurants
Producer: Scorched EarthDistributors: Dream Wines
Grape: MerlotUPC: 626990257516