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Last Vintage of Merlot in LCBO

Rosewood’s final vintage of Merlot is now available in Vintages LCBO for $19.95. Ask for “Rosewood’s Merlot” to quickly find it at the LCBO. (LCBO#211896)

The growing season of 2013 was long and cool, allowing the slow development of intense fruit flavours and the retention of great acidity. Our 2013 Select Series Merlot shows plum, black cherry and cassis on both the nose and pallet. Melding in to this ripe fruit core are sweet spices and a hint of smoke, derived from its time in French Oak barrels. Cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon all show through. Milk chocolate and liquorice flavours add more depth and intrigue to an already complex and concentrated wine. This is a very approachable wine that will drink well over the next 5-7 years. Perfect to enjoy by itself at cellar temperature or accompanying a flank steak, gourmet burgers, or beef pot pie.

This is the last Merlot Rosewood will bottle due to a vine-killing frost in 2014 that destroyed 3 merlot blocks unfortunately. Stronger, more winter-hardy varieties, have been replanted in its place for future production.

Search your local Vintages LCBO stores here.

Read about Wine Align’s reviews here.

Learn more about the last merlot and vine-killing frost here via Rick VanSickle.