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Moon Curser Tannat
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16¾/20

Moon Curser Tannat 2015

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaExpect a deep claret colour, bright and glossy, with absolutely no colour evolution after five years. This has an inky graphite nose with dense, dark, plummy fruit and brandied cherries. There is a lovely vinous quality with a fragrant oak perfume of coconut husk and vanilla, and a hint of shoe polish. Magnificently ripe without any raisiny or stewy character, it transits the fruit spectrum from raspberry to blackberry to blueberry, plummy, earthy, and distinctly savoury. Full, dry, edgy tannins sit comfortably amongst rich, spicy fruit, adding a dark chocolate flavour. The finish shows off tannat's imperious structure with brisk acid, potent fruit, broad tannins and dry extract melding together into a decent finale with a throat-warming note. Carries 15.4% alcohol well, mainly because the 2015 vintage fruit is so turbo-charged, thus helping balance the heat. This needs massively flavourful food to match, or harness the softening effect of aged cheese with this thumper.Tasted: 06 November 2019Tasted by: DJ KearneyPrices: BC 39.99 winery club only Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
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Grape: TannatCSPC: 490176UPC: 626990152781