CheckMate Artisanal Winery Merlot End Game 2013 Okanagan Valley, Osoyoos east & Black sage Bench

CheckMate Artisanal Winery Merlot End Game 2013 Okanagan Valley, Osoyoos east & Black sage Bench

The wine is definitely inky in terms of color and mouth feel. The nose shows great complexity expressing a spicy linear feature as well as savory quality. Red & black fruits combine in a concentrated, elaborate mix. On the palate, a sud-den flavor of Balsamic vinegar & smoke takes over the lead. The vibrant acidity balances the tannins and heavy structure. It’s a dense & focused expression that holds on for a residual satisfactory finish.

 

Note (Score): 15.5+/20

Note (Score): 91/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 10/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Metivier Joanie

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)