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Corcelettes Estate Winery 'Talus', Similkameen Valley, BC
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Region: British Columbia Similkameen Valley DVA
Vintage: 2018
Winery: $49.9

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Complex, polished, balanced.
Corcelettes is a boutique winery settled on 150 acres of the Similkameen Valley's Upper Bench in Keremeos. Talus their flagship wine, is built from the best fruit grown on their alluvial deposit and gravelly sandy loam soil vineyard. It's a blend of Merlot (38%), Cabernet Franc (31%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Petit Verdot (12%) and Malbec (4%) that was harvested throughout October and November of 2018; it was aged 18-months in French oak barrels before bottling.
This vintage expresses spiced plums, sweet black currents and blueberries atop muddled dried violets, pipe tobacco, vanilla and chocolate. Admirably constructed, it delivers dusty dark fruit, dark cocoa, savoury spices and wild Similkameen brush flavours. The tannins, while evident and youthful, are polished; the balance is on point, complexity is notable. You could not make this wine anywhere else, it shows true definition of place in every sip.

Recommended Pairings
Barbeque, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2020-11-10 19:49:08.0

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