Wine with balls. Will stand up to a Spanish chorizo, arugula salad, smoky paprika, olive and feta and pretty much any striking flavour you throw at it. Hefty, pungent, sharp, a slight sting; but a little too hefty and pungent and sharp. That said, it’s not as food friendly as, say the Tarima, reviewed here a few weeks ago. The MP lacks subtlety and finesse. But the rich berry-smoke-leather tannic notes make this an easy BBQ quaffer. You would think, in 2013, that an 08 Cab Sauv would be at its prime but our bottle read a little stiff, not luscious.
Easy to source at government and private stores. Kudos to the screw cap. A little top heavy in alcoholic volume.
Price: $22.99 at Everything Wine.
Market Liquidity: Did the job but clocked out early.