Osoyoos Le Grand Vin 2008, BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
British Columbia, Canada

$44.95 (626325)

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Critic Reviews (5)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is an excellent very classy meritage blend from BC with a fresh complex nose of black cherry, cassis and black...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

On Amblee charming with its complex aromatic registry, which combines the concepts of paprika licorice, through notes...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

One of the signature merlot-based, Bordeaux-style blends of BC’s Okanagan continues to evolve nicely as the vines...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Showing a quite evolved colour, moving already into the garnet-brick-red spectrum, with advanced aromatics to match....

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Following up the very fine 2007 the 2008 was lacking earlier on but it's blossoming now. The mix is 60/25/7/3/3/...

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Community Reviews (3)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Blend of 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, and 3% Petit Verdot. Fruity aromas jump out of the glass, followed by leather, cedar, kirsch liquer and raspberry. Core of dark fruits surrounded by very chalky tannins. Well-balanced with mouth-watering acidity. Finish is long with hints of mocha. Should be even better once tannins settle in 3+ years. Tasted Jan/2013.

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Jason LeBlanc
Jason LeBlanc

beautiful

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The Wine Sisters
The Wine Sisters

A merlot-dominated Bordeaux blend, from the cooler, shorter, more challenging ’08 vintage, this garnet-red wine has been aged in French oak (60% new) for 20 months. The results are an impressively Bordeaux-esque wine that’s showing some maturity with aromas of leather, spice, wild herb, incense, dark chocolate, black olive and fig notes. Great structure on the palate with grippy tannin and balanced acidity, this has focus and power with flavours of coffee bean, cooking spice, old leather, dried leaves, pencil led, and cassis. Decant and enjoy with braised beef or even seared duck breast.

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