Nk’Mip Cellars Talon, 2011

026Not love at first sight, but lovely. We drank two bottles although only warmed to it when it had air, and a lot of it. Oak and plum and smoky notes with hints of vanilla.


A very modern wine. Blended as if to appeal to the largest crowd; nothing about it seemed old school or retro. I felt like I was in a Ligne Rosset showroom; all affected clean lines and manufactured elegance.  There was to this both satisfaction as well as some pretense.


Extremely food friendly, a truly accomplished BC blend, but not for the faint of heart at 14%. For the price, for a BC wine of this caliber, a no-brainer. Get a case and let it mellow for a spell.


Price: $23, and widely available at BC Liquor.


Market Liquidity: Imagine, a great BC red under $30. Who woulda thunk it?

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One response to “Nk’Mip Cellars Talon, 2011”

  1. […] It should have been the (SUPERB) Blue Mountain Pinot Noir (which is not reviewed on this site, much to my chagrin). Which we hunted down relentlessly, bought by the half bottle when in the end the full bottles were nowhere to be found, generally paid too much for it, paid far too much for it in restaurants, it should have bee the BM PN which we loved, but it is not the Blue Mountain Pinot. Or the Blue Mountain Reserve Pinot. In the end, Nk’ Mip Talon, a much more aggressive, assertive and determined red, red blend, won our hearts over the varietal we drank more of.  Oh Blue Mountain: You send me a free shipping coupon two months after your Pinot is sold out.  How frustrating is that?  Plus, the Talon, easier on our pocket books. And, wonderfully, you can find it almost anywhere. Review here. […]

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