Bleasdale The Library Reserve 2005

A pleasing blend of Cab Sauv and Malbec with a little bit of Petit Verdot and Merlot.  I’d like to say this is a wonderful wine, we loved it, it’s great, but none of that would be 100 per cent true.  This is a pleasant wine, a palatable wine, damson plum jammy flavours, full on the palate but absolutely no finish.


This bottle, at $5 off the regular price, was not only pleasant to drink but a pleasant buy.  That said, we had been drinking at home and out, better reds, better reasonably priced reds, and it took a “comparative hit” not measuring up.  There was no wow factor and nothing even significantly unique to elevate it.  I’m sure most people would be happy with this though, and I don’t want to be too hard on blends.  We love blends!  More blends please.  But there is too much choice to settle.  It’s certainly not a bad wine, just not great.  Someone said “lay it down” but it was too late (!) and the sale was over anyway.


Price: $24.99 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar (we bought at $19.99 on sale).


Market Liquidity: So good but so what?

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