Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin, Okanagan BC, 2005
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This now well recognized Bordeaux-style blend is all BC. A joint venture between the Bordeaux based Group Taillan and Vincor Canada the grapes are 100% BC and the production takes place in the Southern Okanagan but the winemaker Pascal Mavedon, is wholly French.
The 2005 vintage is a dense and heady combination of rich dark earth, savoury herbs, berry fruit and dried plum aromas with whiffs of pencil shavings and smoky/meaty notes. On the palate it is purely masculine, chewy and quite massive showing cocoa, leather and sweet tobacco with a chewy texture and lingering char flavours.
Decant if you must consume now but this would make a wonderful cellar gift.
Released November 2007
67% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
©copyright 2007 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores Reviewed - December 12th, 2007