Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine is dominant with plums consistent with with a merlot and some black berries. Where this wine shines is all on the finish where it displays a ton of complexity with lots of layers of flavors. There’s some beautiful dryness, some nice tartness and even some peppery spiceyness. Given the price the wine is quite impressive.I would give it an 89.
From the LCBO web site:
CALVET RESERVE RED LCBO 44032 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 15.25
Made in: Bordeaux, France By: J. Calvet & Cie – Bordeaux
Style: Full-bodied & Smooth Wine, Red Wine 12.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content: 4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Bright ruby/red; aromas and flavours are bursting with cassis, plummy fruit and earthy undertones; dry, medium-full bodied, with ripe fruit supported by moderate tannins, balanced acidity and a vanilla/oaky backbone; light coffee/smoke on finish; good length.