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Osoyoos Larose 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOsoyoos Larose is being directed by Groupe Taillan in Bordeaux, and winemaker Michael Kullmann, both aiming to bring the wine back to its early days and Bordeaux roots. The 2029 mix is mainly made up of merlot at 58%, followed by 26% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, and 7% petit verdot. The 2019 wine is youthful and noticeably dry initially, but its smooth texture draws you in, revealing savoury and dried desert scrub notes mixed with dark plums, blackcurrants, and a hint of vanilla. The oak is perfectly balanced, and the finish is dry with espresso and a touch of spice. This wine has a long history of aging well, but with a low fruit factor, I recommend drinking it before 2027. Overall, it is a solid and reasonably priced wine.Tasted: 01 June 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$59.99750mlselect private retailers
BC$465.996000mlBCL Stores
Producer: La Maison Osoyoos LaroseDistributors: Charton-Hobbs
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 129999UPC: 871610001554