Osoyoos Larose 2008 Petales d'Osoyoos - 86pts

Osoyoos Larose 2008 Petales d'Osoyoos (East Bench Osoyoos) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: BCLDB and VQA stores
Cost: $25
Alcohol: 13.5%
Date Tasted: December 27th, 2011

Tasting Notes: A blend of all 5 red Bordeaux varieties with Merlot in the lead, this "second wine" from Osoyoos Larose takes a turn towards bitter oak and tobacco products for the 2008 vintage. A slightly cooler vintage compared to the 2007 and 2006 growing seasons, the 2008 has the intensity and complexity one comes to expect from the Petales, but the flavour profile on offer of cassis, tar, pepper, pine cones and toasted oak is dominated by somewhat unripe, course tannins and an ultra-dry mouth feel. May round a bit with more bottle time as we wait in anticipation of the ripe 2009 version to be released. Drink now-2014.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca

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