Osoyoos Larose Red Bordeaux Blend Okanagan Valley Vqa le Grand Vin 2002
The Taillan Group has done a truly marvelous job with this Bordeaux blend from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Osoyoos Larose has all the deep berry, chocolate and coffee bean flavors of a classified growth Haut-Medoc. There is also obvious elegance and balance. Subsequent vintages are likely to be even better in good years given the youth of the vines and the need to experiment with the blend. The best may be yet to come. Bravo!
This in my opinion is a bit bigger than the 01 but this one is a true Bordeaux style wine with the 5 varietals,as aposed to the three of the 01. Again I tasted yhis one a couple of years ago and found it a little more round than the 01 however the tannins in it will make it cellarable for the next 7-10 years.
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6775 cases produced.
Aged 16 months in French Oak.
Notes: 60/40 split of old and one-year old French oak barrels. 6 months additional bottle aging prior to releas
|Alcohol: 13.6%||pH: 3.7|
|Sugar: 3.0 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.3 grams per liter|