Domaine Queylus 2012 Cabernet Franc-Merlot Réserve

Exclusive Pre-Release offer for AMEX Cardmembers featuring an Interview with renown winemaker Thomas Bachelder and a Custom Recipe by Chef Stephen Treadwell


  • Powerful, Poised, Elegant—the 007 of Red Wine from Niagara

    Tastes like
    Wild black berries, cassis and plenty of sweet vanilla, along with leather, cigar box and cedar. Powerful yet elegant.
    Drink with
    Lamb shank with orange zest, beef Wellington with wild mushrooms, stuffed pheasant or turkey.
    Good for
    A glorious autumn feast in front of a roaring fire — in the woods, of course.

    Why we're drinking this
    It’s a damn fine wine from a damn fine winemaker. Thomas Bachelder is legendary (and still so young!) for his own Bachelder label of internationally vinted wines. He creates super-premium award-winners in Ontario, Oregon and France. With Domaine Queylus he turns his attention to the pristine Niagara vineyards where we nurtures the Bordeaux varieties Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This is a relatively new winery, yet has already garnered the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wine in 2014. Says the winemaker: “This Domaine Queylus Cabernet Franc-Merlot Réserve 2012 is a rich yet fine, elegant, ‘European-styled’ terroir-based wine, from perfectly-ripened grapes after a long dry, warm summer.” Good enough for us!

    Tasting Note
    The kwäf panel was blown away with this wine, rating it 91 points. We noted its generous and perfumed nose of wild, spicy raspberries and blackberries, sour cherry, cassis, cedar and stony/mineral elements. “Super-smooth, lively in the mouth, with ripe extracted fruit and supple texture, almost velvety,” says wine expert Dick Snyder. This is a wine of considerable power and finesse, a new benchmark for Cabernet Franc-Merlot blends in Niagara. Says Zoltan Szabo: “It’s like a fine American automobile with a high horsepower European engine.” Brilliantly balanced acidity and soft tannins, with a long lingering finish. Lindsay Groves calls it “dangerously delicious.”

    Drink this: Now through 2020.
    Grape: Merlot and Cabernet Franc
    Region: VQA Lincoln Lakeshore, Ontario

    Alcohol: 13.5%
    Production: 492 cases
    Winery: Domaine Queylus


  • Peek into the mind of a master winemaker. Listen to Queylus' Thomas Bachelder explain how the unique terroir of the vineyard produced this exemplary wine. And learn more about how the 2012 Cabernet Franc-Merlot Réserve was nurtured through the exceptionally warm growing season of 2012.

  • Let Chef Stephen Treadwell help make your next dinner party a success with his recipe for Confit of Lamb Shoulder with Heirloom Vegetables and Feta Vinaigrette, created specifically for this offer.

    Your recipe will be included in your wine delivery.

    Treadwell Restaurant is located in the heart of Niagara wine country and specializes in farm-to-table cuisine to match local wines. His restaurant is the destination of choice for local winemakers as his cuisine is perfectly tuned to bringing out the best of seasonal wine-country flavours. Treadwell’s was named one of the Top 100 restaurants in Canada by OpenTable for 2015.

  • Offer expires 11:59 pm Monday, November 2, 2015 - or until sold out.
    FREE Shipping* for 4 bottles or more, $14.95 CAD plus shipping taxes (HST or GST) and will be added to the purchase price; shipping premiums may apply in some rural and remote areas.

    All orders include custom recipe by Chef Stephen Treadwell, tasting notes and personalized gift message (if applicable).

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     Additional Purchasing Details

    *Offer only available in ON, AB, BC, MB, NS. Shipping premiums may apply may apply in some rural and remote areas.

    • By placing an order, you represent that you are at least 19 years of age.
    • Signature required upon delivery (government regulations).
    • Delivery on or around November 20, 2015.

    Offer only available to American Express Cardmembers and payment must be charged to an American Express Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada. TM, ®: Used by Amex Bank of Canada under license from American Express.


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  • *Purchase must be charged in full to an American Express Card issued by Amex Bank of Canada. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

    The Domaine Queylus Winery 2012 Reserve Cabernet Franc-Merlot will be released to the general public in December 2015

    The kwäf Taste Buds consist of 3 independent wine experts that kwäf contracts to taste, rate and review wines.

    Offer only available for purchase and delivery in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. The wine cannot be shipped outside of the province in which it was purchased.

    Cardmembers who purchase a special package will receive an email confirmation. All package items are fulfilled by kwäf. Must be of legal age to consume alcohol in your province of residence and have a valid government issued identification. It is required that someone of the age of majority in your province with government issued photo identification be present in order to receive and sign for the package. Upon delivery, proof of age may be required in the discretion of the delivery agent, and you may be requested to show two photo IDs, one of which must be government-issued. Please drink responsibly.

    Wine prices are comprised of applicable liquor board pricing, an agency fee, and applicable taxes. Orders placed by November 2, 2015 will be delivered by November 13, 2015. Shipping costs for individual orders is $14.95 CAD plus related taxes and will be added to the purchase price; shipping premiums may apply in some rural and remote areas. Shipping is FREE when you purchase four (4) bottles or more of wine. Offer subject to availability, while quantities last. Cannot be exchanged, resold or refunded. Prices are in Canadian dollars. Bottle deposit is included in the listed price. A 10¢ deposit fee has been added to the final price for orders in Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba. A 20¢ deposit fee has been added to the final price for orders in Ontario and Nova Scotia. kwäf does not sell or markup beverage alcohol, but rather arranges for customers to purchase it through the applicable provincial regulator together with any applicable regulatory sales price.

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