Bright and intense garnet colour with nuances of dark purple and heavy, slow legs. Intense and complex aromatic bouquet of cassis, dark berries, black currants and ripe blueberries and blackberries with hints of gaminess and earthiness. The second nose delivers fresh pepper, flowers and meatiness with layers of oak spice and torrefaction. On the palate a pleasant attack on ripe blackberries and cassis with a nice, smooth and creamy texture. The midpalate is rich and complex with layers of blackcurrant, oak spice, fresh pepper, vanilla and earthiness with a strong structure of mature tannins balanced with refreshing minerality. The final impression is long and persistent with berry flavour, oak tannins and a lush texture.
|Bottles Per Case||12 Pack|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)|
|Style||Intense and bold reds|
|Food Pairing||Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat, Veal roasted|
|Descriptors||Earthy, Fruity, Mineral|
|Price of Case||$719.40|
Founded by John Howard, Megalomaniac began as a project to help raise funds for the Kids’ Health Links Foundation. After the original vintage sold out within 90 days, John realized the impact the program might have and the idea of expanding nationally became a strategic opportunity. A second vintage was launched, and since then neither the winery nor the foundation has looked back.
Megalomaniac’s bold branding tactics are at the forefront of the winery’s success. What was originally thought to bring scorn upon the winery has managed to accomplish quite the opposite.
These bottles feature a series of faceless executives wearing the iconic bowler hat accompanied by a unique title generally associated with the Megalomaniac brand. The name itself comes from a brief story that can be found on the back of each bottle.