Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Moon Curser Tannattext

Moon Curser Tannat 2013

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIt doesn't get much rarer than tannat in the Okanagan. There are just three acres planted, representing 0.03% of total plantings, but it's far from a gimmick. Moon Curser has been working with tannat for a while now and, at eight years of age, the colour on this single varietal bottling is still impenetrably deep and purple, with just the faintest fading at the rim. It's quite savoury, led by warm spices and graphite that are complemented by still youthful dark plum and bramble. It's worth giving this some time in the glass, as the nose does evolve and open up nicely. Medium-full bodied, this is linear in texture with surprisingly fine-grained tannins that have resolved nicely over the last four years in bottle since we first reviewed it. It's an interesting, distinctive wine that’s an exciting discovery. It may not be cheap, but then how often are you able to try Okanagan tannat?Tasted: 12 July 2021Tasted by: Prices:
BC$62.99750mlsold out at winery
Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
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Grape: TannatCSPC: 490176UPC: 626990152781