Speck Bros. Family Tree The Padré Cabernet/Merlot 2019

Dark in color with a nice vibrant black cherry nose. On the mid palate it spot on matches the nose with nice dark cherries, some tobacco notes, and rich mocha. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild pepper and smooth tannins. This is a really good steak wine, the sugar content at 10g/l is a little higher than I would like and you can definitely taste the sweetness, but it’s fairly balanced. There are some noticeable alcohol notes on the finish. I would give this an -88 or so, which for the price is not bad at all. I couldn’t find anything about the specific blend other than it being cab sauv/cab franc and merlot. Speck have been doing some amazing stuff, their Three of Hearts Rose is one of my fav roses out of Niagara right now. From the LCBO web site, check stock.

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  18667$19.95WC915.0 (1)Write a Review

Speck Bros. Family Tree The Padré Cabernet/Merlot 2019 from LCBO

Heavenly aromas rise from the glass – red and black cherry/berry fruit, dark plum and grilled savoury herbs. It’s sourced from the holy trinity of the Bordeaux blend – cabernet franc/cabernet sauvignon/merlot. Flavours of black bramble berry and juicy Bing cherry are joined on the mid-palate with lively tang and pizzazz. It’s medium-plus bodied with good balance and excellent mouthfeel and lingering finish; it’s so much more than the psalm of its parts. Pick up a case or so and rejoice over the next year and even longer and pour with roast turkey and all the fixings. Exceptional Value! Drink or cellar. Score – 91. (Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com, Sept. 11, 2021)


Release Date:September 18, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Ontario, CanadaBy:Speck Bros.Sugar Content:10 g/LSweetness Descriptor:D – DryStyle:Full-bodied & SmoothVarietal:Cabernet Sauvignon/MerlotThis is a VQA wine

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