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Little Engine Silver Merlot
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16¼/20

Little Engine Silver Merlot 2014

CanadaFrom the exclamative This Is It vineyards on the Naramata Bench, this is a single clone merlot planted in 2007. A large proportion of whole berries were soaked and fermented cool, macerating for three weeks before being pressed into barrel for 15 months (35 percent new). A core of plum and black raspberry centres this tight, textural merlot, now well worn with a couple of years in the bottle. Anise, dark florals brood underneath black plum, wild blackberry and thorny rose brightness. Brisk, crunchy acidity supports the fruit, and carries it to a tuggy finish. Merlot's huggy plushness meets with a structural form for aging. Impressive, restrained and drinking beautifully now.Tasted: 14 June 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Little Engine WinesCSPC: 967695UPC: 626990262091