Osoyoos Larose 2015
93 Points Gismondi
Osoyoos Larose is the original single vineyard in BC, raised from the beginning to be a vineyard that was built for the blend. The rootstock and clone combinations were selected in Bordeaux, shipped to Canada, and planted by hand in high density. The 2015 is certainly the ripest, roundest version we have tasted but without the sugar or sweetness you might expect. Expect a full-bodied black and red fruit entry that maintains its poise on the palate amid perfectly textured tannins. A great start for a wine that can age effortlessly for a decade before it begins to reveal its true story.
Merlot: 71% Cabernet Franc: 12% Cabernet Sauvignon: 8% Petit Verdot: 5% Malbec: 4%
Osoyoos Larose ‘Le Grand Vin’ is the result of centuries-old Bordeaux tradition deployed on an exceptional Canadian terroir. In 1998, Groupe Taillan—co-owner of the prestigious Château Gruaud Larose in the Saint-Julien appellation, classified as a Deuxie me Cru Classé in 1855— created the Osoyoos Larose estate on an 80-acre bench overlooking the magnificent Lake Osoyoos in the south Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.
Le Grand Vin 2015 is the most accomplished wine produced by Osoyoos Larose. It’s a wonderful balance between fruit, body, and volume in the mouth, the whole coated by silky tannins. The 5 grapes varieties blended together bring complexity and unique taste to this beautiful red wine