Poplar Grove 2007 The Legacy
This is the flagship wine of Poplar Grove, a merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon blend that's aged 24 months in French oak. The nose has riveting intensity, with finely honed currant-raspberry fruit nicely fitted with herb, tobacco, oak spice and background vanilla. It is full-bodied and lush, yet poised. It has a very silky mid-palate, with considerable heat on the finish. The tannins are still there too, so give it a year or so in the cellar for best enjoyment. This is very impressive — a wine of stature and grace that belongs in collectors' cellars.
- British Columbia: $50
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David Lawrason is the founder of Wine Access, a former wine columnist for the Globe and Mail and currently writing for Toronto Life and Ottawa magazine. He reviews wines for Wine Access, Winealign.com and Winerytohome.com.