Rosy, berry nose, rich red colour, dark cigar shop on the palate, pleasing on so many levels but a long chalky finish ruins a lot of that initial exuberance. We decanted without improvement. It was exceptionally versatile food-wise, shone through even with an ad-hoc Mark Bittman NYT carrot soup and coleslaw, and lost a little of the “tongue paste” feel. On sale it’s worth getting a doz, yes, but pales in comparison to many similar reds from Oz. A great weeknight red.
Price: On sale at BC Liquor for $19.99, regularly $22.99.
Market Liquidity: Under $20 a “BC bargoon.”