Hourglass 2016 Blueline Estate Merlot

Hourglass 2016 Blueline Estate Merlot

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The 2016 is a hybrid of the ’12 and ’13 vintages. The bright aromatics and red fruits of ’12, and the darker fruit  and structural elements of ’13.” The texture has a firm spine with a tight structural core, surrounded with a layer of silky fruit. Crème de cassis intermingles with dark sour cherry and an intriguing note of Asian hoisin. Deep and rich, yet alive with energy. A very complex layering of delicious fruit, wired with bright natural acidity and vibrant minerality. The finish is long and expansive. Amazingly approachable now, but it has the tannin and structural stuffing to age gracefully for a decade, or more. 

93pts James Suckling

93pts Jeb Dunnuck

92pts Vinous

91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90pts Wine Spectator

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