Anthony Gismondi on Wine
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Corcelettes Talus 2021

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn year three, Talus remains a product of high-bank alluvial and talus slopes that are the soul of the Corcelettes vineyards. Think of this as a note from the unique Similkameen Valley terroir. Windswept and free of any disease most years, the winery’s signature red in 2021 is a mix of 40% merlot, 35% cabernet franc, 23% cabernet sauvignon, 1% malbec, and 1% petit verdot. Talus is rich in powerful, savoury briary fruit that is as dark as a red wine can be. The tannins are surprisingly supple, but I would say it is slightly drier in the back end than the previous two. However, it is still young and years away from full maturity in the bottle. The finish is marked with bitter dark chocolate, some toast, and plenty of spice, again characteristics that will melt into the wine with time. Twenty barrels were made from select rows, and in some cases, vines on the estate.Tasted: 04 November 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$54.90750mlwinery online, BC Wineshop
Producer: Corcelettes Estate WineryDistributors: BCWineshop
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 525337UPC: 626990231080