|All lined up: 10 Vintages of the Osoyoos Larose vertical|
|All lined up and ready to taste|
Aroma: Touch of leather, forest floor and dried fruit leather
Palate: Woodsy, spicy, cassis, dried plum and a touch of vanilla
After 40 minutes: It opens beautifully with everything smoothing out
with tannins that sit pleasantly on the tongue
Aroma: Very bland, hardly seems to be a wine of interest
Palate: Overly oaky
After 40 minutes: Opens to loads of mocha and black cherry with great acidity
and spice - pure delight with great complexity
Aroma: Spicy, anise, cinnamon, blackberry, cassis and mocha
Palate: Woodsy, spicy, high acidity, anise, lots of sediment in the glass
After 40 minutes: Chocolate wafts from the glass bringing with it cedar, smoke
and a plethora of spice.
Aroma: very closed up
Palate: continues to be closed and hard to get a handle on
After 40 minutes: Maybe some anise, but lots of vegetal - weakest of the line-up
Aroma: Cinnamon, cassis and spiced blackberry
Palate: Smooth and silky yet with some tannins grip with everpresent acidity
After 40 minutes: Lots of heft and dry dark fruit.
Aroma: Loaded with dark fruit
Palate: Lush and beautiful of fruit and spice; really is a treat
After 40 minutes: Cassis, blackberry and black cherry continue to shine through.
Aroma: Red and black fruit
Palate: Shows lots of fruit, spice, pepper and good tannins
After 40 minutes: Charms from start to finish and then some.
Aroma: Mocha and black cherry
Palate: Creamed coffee, black cherry, nicely balanced with great acid and tannins
After 40 minutes: This is the current/coming vintage and will age a decade very well.
|The writers hard at work during the tasting|