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Osoyoos Larose
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Osoyoos Larose 2013

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWe have been waiting for this 2013 with great anticipation. Osoyoos Larose has been old-school Bordeaux but as the vineyard ages and the weather warms it looks as if it can over-deliver in exceptional year. Le Grand Vin is fully owned by Groupe Taillan (having bought out Constellation Brands) and this co-owner of Ch√Ęteau Gruaud Larose in Saint-Julien is starting to making some impressive tweaks to its Canadian treasure. A terrific season including rain when it was needed, a warm summer and long, cool fall contributes to a wine with real finesse. Phenolic ripeness makes this the best ever Osoyoos Larose in my estimation. All the cassis and black fruit you can imagine, mixed with plums and cherries and perfect acidity makes it highly attractive even if it this will age effortlessly for a decade. It spends 18-20 months in a 60/40 split of new and one-year-old French oak, lending it complexity and some roundness.Tasted: 10 October 2016Tasted by: Prices: BC 45.99 BCLS MB 44.99 Manitoba's Liquor Mart ON 44.95 QC 45.00 SK 49.98 NL 47.07 Producer: Osoyoos Larose Estate WineryDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 129999UPC: 871610001554