Hey, at 2.67 cents a mil you really can’t do better in this over-taxed wine market. It’s a 91-pointer from Robert Parker so you know exactly what you will get before you cork (unscrew) it: There will be some big jammy fruit with a lingering oaky finish. This does not disappoint in any respect. Rather than lay it on thick I will simply say buy it by the case, lie a few down if you can! Parker claims it will drink well until 2016 (good luck with that). We bought a bottle, then a few more. I think I was the only one buying it. We took a few bottles for housewarming gifts. This is the sort of wine that on the second sip people go, even people who don’t drink much wine, go “this is a really good wine.” If there’s a fault it is perhaps too approachable. But it has that smooth deep Australian je ne sais quoi which makes it tops. Writing plaudits about this wine is a bit like blogging about a favorite restaurant: Its days may be numbered. So it goes.
Price: $19.99 at BC liquor stores.
Market Liquidity: Buy lots. Lots and lots. Quick. Before Gismondi raves about it and it disappears and comes back at $23.99!