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|LE GRAND VIN 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Extremely deep intense purple colour. Fairly spicy, classy, gently cedar-driven, intense, ripe plum-cherry nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, intense, extracty, very slightly spicy, intense, rich ripe plum-dark cherry flavours with a lingering, very faintly herbal, rather cedary, high acid finish. This 2014 REPEAT blend of 68% Merlot (up from 57% in 2013), 11% Cabernet Sauvignon (down from 16%), 5% Cabernet Franc (down from 17%), and 8% Petit Verdot (up from 5%) and no Malbec (down from 4%) has 14% alcohol (same) and now 8 g/L residual sugar (up from 4 g/L residual sugar) with lot number L061728 on the back label. The recommended 2014 (***) with 92-points was released on April 28, 2018 at $47.95. TONY ASPLER / 93-points / BEST BUY - Deep purple in colour; cedary, spicy, blackcurrant and black plum bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, savoury, beautifully structured black fruit flavours with notes of dried herbs and licorice on the finish. Top flight wine!
||Red Table Wine
Youthful, Intense, Ripe, Complex
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
|TASTING NOTE: Merlot leads big in 2014 at 68 per cent and so the smaller lots of cabernet sauvignon, franc, malbec and petit verdot all contribute with equal and ubiquitous effort. Now 20 years into its tenure, the accumulated 17 years of Le Grand Vin now enters its renaissance, of understanding, Bordelais connectivity and most important, Okanagan Valley rendering. This is a classic and yet so avant-garde Osoyoos Larose, right bankish and balanced as not recent past before. It's actually quite light, reserved and lithely mineral-chalky, weighted evenly between all its necessary factions but leaning in the direction of fruit, supported by understated if geometrical structure. Very impressive, firm in gesture, positioned directly along intersectional lines of a graphed zone, meeting at the ante-vanishing point. Drink Date: 2019-2027. Score - 93 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, April 18, 2018)
||vintages release - November 10, 2018
||587 (6 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent