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Osoyoos Larose
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Osoyoos Larose 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOsoyoos Larose is the original single vineyard in BC, as in it was planted and raised, or elevated as the French might say, from the beginning to be a vineyard that was built for the blend. The rootstock and clone combinations were selected in Bordeaux, shipped to Canada, and planted by hand in high density. The 2014 might be the friendliest OL since its launch, with elegance and silky tannins leading the way. The palate is a youthful mix of black currants, black cherries and plums with savoury supple tannins. This wine has shown a propensity to age effortlessly and 2014 will be no exception. Barrel aging at Osoyoos Larose is all about French oak and a 18 to 20 month rest in new and one-year-old barrels. They rack the wine every three months and fine it with egg whites prior to bottling. 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. The 2014 blend is 68/11/5/8 merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot.Tasted: 11 September 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 45.99 BCLS MB 44.99 Manitoba's Liquor Mart ON 48.95 LCBO QC 43.60 SAQ SK 58.30 NL 47.07 AB 49.99 private wine shops Producer: Osoyoos Larose Estate WineryDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 129999UPC: 871610001554