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David's Block Merlot VQA 1.5L Magnum

by Tawse Winery 2012

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$104.95

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Delivery Time :
1-2 weeks

Producer : Tawse Winery

Region : Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

Bottle Per Case : 1 x 1500 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables

Tasting Notes

This is really fine - nicely ripe in this warm vintage, from biodynamically grown Bench vines planted in 1989. It was aged 18 months in French oak. There is extra lift and florality among the sweet spices, vanillin and creamy deep berry fruit. It's full bodied, with mid-palate silk that washes into the warm, drying and earthier finish, with lacy tannin. Like a nicely ripe Bordeaux. The length is excellent. Best 2018 to 2025.

92 Points - David Lawrason, WineAlign, November 2016

Specs

Bottles Per Case Single Bottles
Point Score 92
Cellaring Drink Now
Sweetness Descriptor XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Producer Tawse Winery
Region Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)
Alcohol 14% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2012
Farming Method Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes Merlot
Food Pairing Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
Descriptors Floral, Fruity
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $104.95

The Producer

Tawse Winery

Situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, Tawse is a family-owned organic winery. A life-long lover of wine, Burgundy in particular, founder Moray Tawse purchased the Cherry Avenue property in 2001 after realizing the great potential of the Niagara Escarpment as a word-class cool-climate wine region. In 2005, he opened his state-of-the-art winery in Vineland, complete with a six-level, gravity-flow design, geo-thermal system and a wetland bio-filter.

The inspiration for Moray’s eponymous Niagara property came from his love of Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Uniting traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology, Tawse and the award-winning winemaking team of Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede, is dedicated to producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.

At Tawse, winemaking begins in the vineyards. We proudly apply rigorous organic methods to every aspect of our production from grape-growing to winemaking and Ecocert seals appear on all wines made from our estate fruit.

Today, having acquired over 200 acres (5 vineyards) and being named Canadian Winery of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016, Tawse Winery now produces 30,000 cases of wine and has one of the largest portfolios of organic wines in the Niagara region.

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