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Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362
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WineScores' Review


Plush, fresh, oaky.

This hefty premium bottle is filled with old vine (planted in 1968) Cabernet Sauvignon (74%) and Petit Verdot (14%) and smatterings of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. It was aged two years in mostly French oak barrels and is a limited release.
The first Garland (the 2016) was released to celebrate the winery's 50th anniversary in 2019.
It's a plush and velvety red with loads of kirsch and cassis aromas layered with licorice, vanilla, baking spices, pencil shavings, lavender soap and pipe tobacco. It's a fresh wine flavours of charred baking spices, black pepper, espresso and black chocolate, bacon fat and toasted oak. It has quite an extracted character and oak clings to the finish.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cellar Keepers


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-11-28 15:59:08.0

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