We discovered the PV at Chambar, a lovely (sort of ) Belgian themed restaurant in Vancouver which moved down a few spots last year into a gorgeous new loft space. They sell the PV by the glass. $14. Ouch. However, it’s astonishingly good and hugely food friendly. It’s great to see such a wonderful wine btg. But, honestly, we had to drink a second bottle at home just to make sure it wasn’t what we call restaurant deception (good food and good service can make OK wine taste better than it is). I thought it was a fluke. It’s not. Get some. A stunning (if maybe typical) example of Australian dry Riesling, reminiscent of many similar whites from back in the day when Sydney was home. Gorgeous fruit on the palate, lightly acid, a stony, flinty edge overshadowing the citrus, a bit flat on the finish. Did not drink as well with Indian (home-made, eggplant korma, dry baked curry vegetables, etc.) as I had hoped, but was marriage with a rich chicken dish. You will not see a wine like this fly off the shelves in BC, it’s not to our palate for some crazy reason. Too bad. Very good value for the price.
Price: $23 at BCL.
Market Liquidity: Dry like Buck Henry; not to everyone’s taste, but perfect for some.