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Osoyoos Larose 'Le Grand Vin', Okanagan Valley
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Region: British Columbia Osoyoos
Vintage: 2017
Price:
BC: $48.99

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -129999
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WineDiva's Review

It's hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the first vintage of Osoyoos Larose. A project like it had never been seen in BC before. It was a joint venture between Canada's Vincor International and Group Taillan of Bordeaux, co-owner of Chateau Gruaud Larose in Saint-Julien, which was classified as a Deuxieme Cru Classe in 1855.
 Together they created the Osoyoos Larose estate on an 80-acre semi-arid bench overlooking Lake Osoyoos in the south Okanagan Valley.
To make their iconic Bordeaux-inspired red they hired French winemaker Pascal Madevon.
 Several years back Madevon moved on, and the wines are now under guidance of Caroline Schaller.
I'll admit I've struggled with Le Grand Vin's Ponderous style from the onset. I do respect that these are wines meant to be aged; I've had a few opportunities to taste some back vintages and age does soften the edges.
However, the 2017 (Merlot 61%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Cabernet Sauvignon, 12%, Petit Verdot 7.6% and Malbec 5% aged 12 months in a 60/40 split of new and one-year-old French barrels) is more harmonious than previous vintages.

The nose depicts charred cherries and Ribena, toasted baking spices, vanilla, orange peel, liquorice and dark chocolate aromas. It has concentration and depth, a supple mid-palate and sooty cocoa finish. Nice balance here, a full-bodied red that will coalesce more with time, but is drinking nicely now.


Pairs great with Gone Crackers Canadian Chedder & Chive
 
 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, GONE CRACKERS


©copyright 2022 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-03-05 13:16:53.0

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Region: British Columbia Osoyoos
Vintage: 2018
Price:
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -129999

Ranking: 100.000305
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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -178756

Ranking: 65.001962
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -251082

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -456178

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Falernia Carmenere Gran Reserva, Elqui Valley Chile
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -456178

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -456178

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Catena 'High Mountain Vines' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -478727

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -188540

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Falernia Cabernet Sauvigon Gran Reserva, Elqui Valley Chile
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Catena 'High Mountain Vines' Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -478727

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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -178756

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -427849

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -639666

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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -750457

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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632919

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Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -70300

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Escorihuela '1884' Estate Grown Syrah, Mendoza Argentina
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -744532

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632919

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Painted Rock Syrah, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
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Moon Curser Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -923789

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -750457

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Painted Rock Syrah, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
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Region: California Sonoma
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 61.001917
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Lake Sonoma Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County California
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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 61.001758
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Yalumba 'Sanctum' Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, South Australia
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Plume Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California
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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

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Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin, Lodi California
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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929

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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2018
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Gnarly Head Chardonnay, California
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Region: California Lodi
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -297929

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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
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Vintage: 2019
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Lake Sonoma Winery Pinot Noir, Sonoma County California
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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 'NBO', Okanagan Valley BC
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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
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Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

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Kaiken 'Seleccion Especial' Malbec , Mendoza, Argentina
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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -578690

Ranking: 61.00079
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Lake Sonoma Winery Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County California
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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355719

Ranking: 61.000621
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Yalumba 'Samuel's Collection' Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia
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Region: South Australia Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -596049

Ranking: 61.000497
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -608828

Ranking: 61.000269
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Plume Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California
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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

Ranking: 59.000992
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Kaiken 'Seleccion Especial' Cabernet Sauvignon , Mendoza, Argentina
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -920587

Ranking: 59.000607
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Seven Terraces Pinot Noir, Canterbury New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand Marlborough
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -893826

Ranking: 57.001774
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Seven Terraces Pinot Noir, Canterbury New Zealand
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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -893826

Ranking: 57.001601
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Phantom Creek Estates Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -164406

Ranking: 30.002029
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Rust Wine Co. Syrah Lazy River Vineyard, Similkameen Valley, BC
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Region: British Columbia Golden Mile Bench
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -150444

Ranking: 30.002011
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Stag's Hollow Merlot, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -550087

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Benjamin Hessel 'Les Annereaux', Bordeaux, France
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Vintage: 2019
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Bodegas Borsao 'Tres Picos' Garnacha, Campo de Borja Spain
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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125278

Ranking: 30.001889
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Limited Release 'Altitide', Okanagan Valley
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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -80969

Ranking: 30.001847
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Quartz & Yarrow Sustainable White, Similkameen Valley, BC
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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -427118

Ranking: 30.001773
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Bartier Bros. Grenache~Syrah~Mourvedre, Okanagan Valley BC
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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2020
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Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.001658
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Susana Balbo 'BenMarco' Malbec Uco Valley, Mendoza Argentina
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Vintage: 2018
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -355321

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Arboleda Cabernet Sauvignon, Aconcagua Valley, Chile
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Vintage: 2018
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