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Reif Estate 2007 First Growth Merlot
Well made Ontario Merlots are diamonds in the rough, they don't start showing well until the third year - yet people insist on drinking them early (read: upon release). Here's one that needs time, and you should give it its due. Aged 30 months in 100% new French oak this wine is smoky, minerally and tight on the nose - so time should improve the smell ... the palate is beginning to open, still smoky but with dark fruit, dried blueberry and pencil shaving flavours ... give it another 2-3 years, but will easily age and evolve favourably over the next 7-8. Price: $50.00 - Rating: *** 1/2
2007
Red
Merlot
3.5
$50
Canada
Ontario
Niagara Peninsula
Available at winery
http://www.reifwinery.com
2011-05-31

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