Road 13 Fifth Element Vertical - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

Tasted December 31, 2021 by Vino Loco with 45 views

Introduction

What a great way to bring in the New Year.

One of our family's favourite wineries - at least up until it was sold.

Flight 1 (4 notes)

Red
2012 Road 13 Fifth Element Jackpot Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
89 points
Had blind as part of a Road 13 Fifth Element Vertical. All the wines had dark colour and a lot of similar taste characteristics. All wines were double decanted for two hours.

A tad bitter, not a lot of depth of fruit, but better than the 2011.

3rd out of the 4.
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Red
2013 Road 13 Fifth Element Jackpot Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
92 points
Had blind as part of a Road 13 Fifth Element Vertical. All the wines had dark colour and a lot of similar taste characteristics. All wines were double decanted for two hours.

The nose was muted at first, but opened up as the evening progressed. There is some subtle green pepper, and alcohol. The wine impressed with its richness and nuances - and kept getting better - it was the glass you kept going back to out of the four.

Ranked 1 out of 4.
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Red
2011 Road 13 Fifth Element Jackpot Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
88 points
Had blind as part of a Road 13 Fifth Element Vertical. All the wines had dark colour and a lot of similar taste characteristics. All wines were double decanted for two hours.

The 2011 was very closed at the beginning. It had a pronounced alcohol burn to it still, and did not have the depth of fruit of the other vintages.

While all the wines were good, this was clearly 4 of 4.
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Red
2016 Road 13 Fifth Element Jackpot Canada, British Columbia, Okanagan Valley, Okanagan Valley VQA
92 points
Had blind as part of a Road 13 Fifth Element Vertical. All the wines had dark colour and a lot of similar taste characteristics. All wines were double decanted for two hours.

What a great wine with loads of potential. As with some of the other wines, it didn't initially offer up much on the nose, but did continue to open up throughout the evening. Dark cherries.

Ranked 2 of 4, but just being picky between the 2013 and 2016 - both are fantastic with the 2013 likely benefiting from a few more years on it.
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Closing

All of the wines were fantastic - there wasn't a dud in the bunch. If you could go back in your DeLorean, the 2013 was clearly one to have stocked up on - but the 2016 is going to be a treat to enjoy as it catches up to its older brother.

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