Earthy, youthful, muscular.
Clos du Soleil's flagship estate red is made from four Similkameen vineyards and the 2020 is comprised of: Cabernet Sauvignon (33%), Merlot (34%), Cabernet Franc (21%), Malbec (9%) and Petit Verdot (3%). The wine was aged 18 months in French oak barrels before bottling.
Definitely more brooding than the 2019, this 2020 leads with leather and cherry cola then black chocolate, tobacco, graphite, roasted plums, soy sauce and espresso. On the palate pencil shavings, dark chocolate, leather and toasted spice flavours give way to tobacco, cedar and coffee. It's got nice acidity and textural tannins and definitely will benefit from time in bottle.
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2023-05-29 12:49:36.0