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Moon Curser Dead of the Nighttext

Moon Curser Dead of the Night 2019

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThere was nothing particularly easy about the 2019 vintage, but Moon Curser makes it look that way with this blend of tannat (57%) and syrah (43%). It's quite the showstopper with dense, dark berry fruit; alluring spices like fennel and pepper; and floral notes that keep you coming back to the glass. The oak is forward but well-integrated, with 29 percent new French and Hungarian wood that plays well with the fruit. It’s really polished and well made, with dense tannins that are still fine-grained and suave. Sure, this will be better in 5 years, but it makes for quite the pour today. The alcohol is notable (15.7%), so serving this slightly chilled makes all the difference.Tasted: 12 July 2021Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices:
BC$42.99750mlwinery direct, select private wine shops and limited restaurant
Producer: Moon CurserDistributors: BCWineshop
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Blend: Tannat - SyrahCSPC: 806117UPC: 626990091820