I have a close friend who loudly claims that if it isn’t a blend, it isn’t for her. Time after time I challenge her claim, but this time I couldn’t. You see, I invited a few friends over for grilled vegetable and top sirloin and decided to use a the Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2008 (a red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot) as the selected wine for the evening, and was blown away by the elegance of this red blend.
On colour, it holds a deep ruby red hue, and so much so that one of our dinner guests called the wine ‘opaque’. On the nose, definite spice and currant elements are picked up, along with plum preserve and vanilla scents. On the palate, you’ll find this to be a smooth wine with fabulously tempered tannins, pomegranate and blackberry that ends with a buttery taste amongst a medium to long finish. All of our dinner guests, regardless of wine preferences, enjoyed this wine for its smoothness even just after being opened. A true crowd pleaser!
This wine retails at the LCBO for $45.95.
We gave this wine a 5 out of 5.