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Osoyoos Larose Red Bordeaux Blend Okanagan Valley Vqa le Grand Vin 2005

External Review by Appellation America:

Osoyoos Larose is the Okanagan wine industry’s ultimate technology transfer, the result of a joint venture set up a decade ago between Vincor Canada and Bordeaux’s Groupe Taillan. The French company’s stable of distinguished properties include Château Gruaud Larose. The 80-acre Okanagan vineyard behind this wine is near the community of Osoyoos. Hence, a winery name that sounds like an entertainer in gold rush San Francisco.But this is a very serious and important Okanagan red. In a conscious knowledge grab, Vincor let its French partners pick the vineyard property and direct the planting (entirely to the five main Bordeaux reds). French consultants were around to launch the venture and a winemaker from Bordeaux, Pascal Madevon, was settled in the Okanagan to make the wine. From the first vintage in 2001, Madevon has been in continual awe of the unexpected quality of Okanagan fruit.While most of the Okanagan’s red blends have a Merlot backbone, none are quite so Bordelaise as Le Grand Vin. Even with its ripe tannins, this wine is firm and built for some serious cellaring. Dark in colour, it begins with aromas of vanilla, red berries and chocolate but also with that note of cigar box that Bordeaux collectors look for. The fruit is densely concentrated, with a sweet core wrapped inside the mineral notes. Decanting brings out the wine’s inherent richness, with a promise of more elegance and power with age. Some 10,479 cases have been released. 88-91 points.

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Osoyoos Larose:
Osoyoos Larose is a Canadian wine produced in the Bordeaux tradition in British Columbia in the South Okanagan. This is a project that came together between Pascal Madevon of Groupe Taillan in Bordeaux and Vincor of Canada. This meeting of Old World tradition and New World technology is produced at a vineyard overlooking Lake Osoyoos. The winery produces two red blends: the Old World Bordeaux... Read more
Osoyoos Larose is a Canadian wine produced in the Bordeaux tradition in British Columbia in the South Okanagan. This is a project that came together between Pascal Madevon of Groupe Taillan in Bordeaux and Vincor of Canada. This meeting of Old World tradition and New World technology is produced at a vineyard overlooking Lake Osoyoos. The winery produces two red blends: the Old World Bordeaux style of Le Grand Vin and the New World, more fruit-forward Pétales d’Osoyoos.  Read less

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08/05/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Osoyoos Larose Red Bordeaux Blend Okanagan Valley Vqa le Grand Vin

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Osoyoos Larose is the Okanagan wine industry’s ultimate technology transfer, the result of a joint venture set up a decade ago between Vincor Canada and Bordeaux’s Groupe Taillan. The French company’s stable of distinguished properties include Château Gruaud Larose. The 80-acre Okanagan vineyard behind this wine is near the community of Osoyoos. Hence, a winery name that sounds like an entertainer in gold rush San Francisco.But this is a very serious and important Okanagan red. In a conscious knowledge grab, Vincor let its French partners pick the vineyard property and direct the planting (entirely to the five main Bordeaux reds). French consultants were around to launch the venture and a winemaker from Bordeaux, Pascal Madevon, was settled in the Okanagan to make the wine. From the first vintage in 2001, Madevon has been in continual awe of the unexpected quality of Okanagan fruit.While most of the Okanagan’s red blends have a Merlot backbone, none are quite so Bordelaise as Le Grand Vin. Even with its ripe tannins, this wine is firm and built for some serious cellaring. Dark in colour, it begins with aromas of vanilla, red berries and chocolate but also with that note of cigar box that Bordeaux collectors look for. The fruit is densely concentrated, with a sweet core wrapped inside the mineral notes. Decanting brings out the wine’s inherent richness, with a promise of more elegance and power with age. Some 10,479 cases have been released. 88-91 points.



20,950 cases produced.

Aged 16 months in French Oak.

Notes: 60/40 split of new and one-year old French oak barrel

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.83
Sugar: 1.4 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.5 grams per liter

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