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Moon Curser 'Contraband' Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2021
Price:
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Winery: $42.99 + tax

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231209
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WineScores' Review

Fresh, serious, savoury.
Osoyoos-based Moon Curser Vineyards makes a range of wine, many rare in Canadian soils.
The expressive Contraband Syrah was aged in a mix of new and neutral Hungarian and French oak.
Aromas of Italian plums and black chocolate, espresso and savoury herbs, leather, charred licorice, toasted spice and bacon fat dominate the nose. The palate echoes those notes; it is earthy and spiced with charred meat flavours. Good acidity here and a a quiet broodiness. Serious and savoury.
Pair with grilled or roasted meats aged goat cheeses or rich winter stews.



 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Cellar Keepers, French Food


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2023-10-03 11:52:44.0

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231209

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Moon Curser 'Contraband' Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -231209

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Moon Curser Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -91843

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -91843

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -91843

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -806117

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