Moon Curser Carmenere 2016
This has a violet and purple fruited perfume that I find foreign in typically dusty, earthy carmenere. Potpourri, cracked black pepper, sweet salami on the full bodied, soft and cushy cherry palate, one framed with rustic hewn tannins appropriate for the ripe, southern Okanagan fruit. Intense and bold. and challenging grape variety is truly spectacular. The 2016 Carménère is a medium to full-bodied red wine with a dark raspberry red colour. It displays an opulent nose of cherry, black pepper, violets and fennel seed. The palate also has red cherry and pepper notes but deviates from the nose with other characters like baker’s spice and black fruit. This plush wine has a medium tannin structure. This is an elegant wine that strikes a lovely balance between fruit, spice, acid and its tannic structure. It drinks well now but would also evolve nicely in the bottle over the next six to eight years.
Double Gold Medal Winner - 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships