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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Osoyoos Larose
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Osoyoos Larose 2006

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe most recent release and the finest yet reveal a definite combination of Bordeaux styling and Okanagan ripe fruit. Typically spicy with tobacco, coffee, smoky leather and black olive nose streaked with black cherry, poultry spice, vanilla and liquorice aromas with a touch of coriander. Dry, and as moderately rich as Paschal Madevon will allow, this version is ripe and warm on the palate with grainy, supple tannins. Coffee, cedar, vanilla, spicy, pepper, cassis, black cherry and savoury, black olive saturate the mid-palate. There is fine aromatics and balance with an unexpected suppleness (yeah). The finish has a savoury dark chocolate undertone. This will surely benefit from 4-8 years bottle age but expect it to tighten up for the next few years before re-emerging in 2012-2014.Tasted: 08 January 2009Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 40.00 private wine shops AB 40.00 fine wine boutiques ON 40.00 consignment - Vincor International QC 40.00 Producer: Osoyoos Larose Estate WineryDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Cab Franc - Petit VerdotCSPC: 129999UPC: 871610001554