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Osoyoos Larose
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16¾/20

Osoyoos Larose 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2015 grand vin from Osoyoos Larose is predominantly merlot, with 12 percent cabernet franc, 8 percent cabernet sauvignon, 5 percent petit verdot, and 4 percent malbec. From a challenging, hot vintage, this is one of the most successful Bordeaux blends that I’ve tried to date from 2015. It shows a traditionally-styled nose with cedar and dried sage, with sweet, ripe black fruits. The palate is medium-full bodied, with quite fine tannins and good freshness. It may not be as complex as previous vintages, but everything is well proportioned. It's ready to drink now, but will reward careful cellaring over the next 3-5 years. Given the price of top Bordeaux today, this overdelivers at $47.99. And if you’re torn between opening up a new or old world wine, this will certainly fit the bill for both.Tasted: 07 February 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 47.99 BCLS MB 46.06 Manitoba's Liquor Mart ON 47.95 LCBO QC 44.60 SAQ SK 58.30 NL 52.49 NLLC AB 45.99 private wine shops Producer: Osoyoos Larose Estate WineryDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 129999UPC: 871610001554