CheckMate Artisanal Winery Silent Bishop Merlot 2020


CheckMate Artisanal Winery Silent Bishop Merlot 2020

Silent Bishop



Natural Cork




Alcohol Content

$114 AUD


Showcasing the cooler western side of the Okanagan Valley, with diverse soils, aspects and sun exposures spread across three Benches (Oliver North, Golden Mile, and Osoyoos West).

Barrel aging: 89% French oak (100% new); 11% concrete

Additional Features

Aged for 21 months

Ageing Length

Mixed Type Ageing

Ageing Type

Natural Cork



Extra Details

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87 | Cherry, smoky oak. The tannins are incredibly drying. Tarry. Dry.

90 | Rich fruit and lots of oak but quite well done, full bodied, firm and gutsy. Big tannins. Oak sticks out on finish.

92 | juicy red cherries crunchy plums and fresh frame good balance succulent acidity fresh fifnsh good oak integration. smart!

85 | Plenty of concentration but there is a faint musty note on the nose. The tannins are massive and cloak the palate giving a drying, dusty finish. Hard and angular.

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