Another year, another vintage of incredible Nota Bene. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this wine possesses intense aromas of raspberry, crushed violets and cassis on the nose. A second sniff presents gentle scents of leather, white pepper and subtle menthol. Flavours of raspberry and cocoa hit the palate and linger, revealing a full and elegant mouthfeel with notes of earth and cigar box in the background.
It is a very versatile food pairing wine that would go well with grilled red meats or beef Carpaccio.
Third Party Reviews
The 2016 is easily the most elegant Nota Bene I have encountered, no doubt aided by a very controlled 13.5 alcohol. Certainly, it’s fresher upfront and brighter, but still with some stingy spice and wild herbs that punctuate its red and black current flavours, finishing with savoury, south Okanagan sage and resiny graphite notes. Lay this down for five years if you can wait. Score 91, Anthony Gismondi, August 2018