Osoyoos Larose I believe is the first BC winery that was formed in 1998 by a French company, Groupe Taillan of Bordeaux and Constellation Brands Canada together to create a world-class Canadian wine from classic red Bordeaux varietals. The Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin is their flagship wine built to age, but they also have this second tier wine, Pétales d’Osoyoos, which is more immediately approachable. I have enjoyed both their wines in the past and have been lucky to have received the Pétales d’Osoyoos 2015 to review for you.
The 2015 Pétales d’Osoyoos is a blend of Merlot: 76%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 11.5%, Cabernet Franc: 10.5%, Petit Verdot: 1% and Malbec: 1%. I think that when you sip this wine that you should be able to smell or taste most of the different components that each grape offers in the wine. For example cedar from the Cabernet Franc, or floral from the Petit Verdot.
My Review of Osoyoos Larose Pétales d’Osoyoos 2015 (BC $28.99)
This wine is almost a solid deep garnet in colour. It has an enticing, medium plus intensity nose with ripe sweet black fruit, blackberries, raspberries, vanilla, nutmeg, cedar, and a touch of capsicum aromas. The vanilla note feels like it floats above the fruit aromas.
How Do I Buy This Wine?
You may purchase the wine from the winery by signing up to be a Club Member, otherwise it is available through government and private liquor stores. Everything Wine, SAQ in Quebec and BC Liquor stores carry their wine. There may be other private stores as well. It is best to ask your local private store.