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Moon Curser Carmenere
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16¾/20

Moon Curser Carmenere 2017

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis wine glows deep crimson in the glass and has a spectacularly expressive carmenere nose that hits all the DNA markers for this wonderful grape. The aromas bloom with lovely dark fruit: rich black currant and ripe hedgerow berries (remember picking summer blackberries from a ditch)? The best part of the nose is the savoury aromatic intensity of sweet dried herbs laced with cracked pepper. The flavours show similar black fruits: plum, cherry, kirsch, and carmenere's classsic herbal savour, which serves as a perfect counterpoint to all that lavish dark fruit. The tannins are bold and firm yet polished, and sit with ease in opulent fruit. High juicy acidity is luminous and seems to come from deeply within the wine. A long, savoury finish reveals a stamp of sweet oak; everything is simply in the right place. Shows more carmenere typicity than the 2016. Pair with earthy mushroom tart with caramelized onion, or guanciale pasta.Tasted: 06 November 2019Tasted by: DJ KearneyPrices: BC 39.99 winery direct and restaurants in limited amounts Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
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Grape: CarmenèreCSPC: 634014UPC: 626990152798