Ottawa, ON

Matt’s review: Burrowing Owl’s 2016 Merlot shows the richness and balance of the 2016 vintage. Loads of rich blackberry, black currant, cherry, plum, smoky bacon, dried fruits and chocolate on the nose and palate. Super expressive, this beautifully balanced and very full-bodied wine shows great elegance too with it’s fine integrated tannins and soft mouthfeel making it a wonderful wine to enjoy with a wide range of dishes from wood-fired pizza, to roasts, to BBQ burgers and ribs. Try with spicy pork tenderloin with cherry-thyme pan sauce – a perfect pairing all year round! Tasted June 2020. 92 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Look for Burrowing Owl’s Merlot in LCBO in January 2021 – $39.95