Clos du Soleil, Signature, 2009

Clos du Soleil, Signature, 2009

From the cellar: We were gifted what I once called BC’s best red. We drank a bottle of the 2010 at a restaurant and I went on about it with anyone who would lend an ear (here’s our review from back in the day) then after what seemed eons I was gifted a bottle of the 2009. With the price tag still on. Ka-ching.

 

This came out of the cellar on a week night. A week night! Lah di dah. I feel like Eddie Murphy in Changing Places.

 

Quite simply masterful. It’s drinking beautifully at six years. A balanced blend with a headstrong nose followed by a layered complex bouquet (marashino cherry, clove, licorice, white pepper), it brings a tear to my eye that I don’t have five more bottles to celebrate with. I cannot abide the many “87” point scores it garnered on release. Similarly, I cannot abide the price tag.

Clos du Soleil, Signature, 2009 price

Price: $43. Once upon a time.

 

Market Liquidity: Stunningly satisfying. Ridiculously expensive.Eddie Murphy Enjoys a Glass of Wine

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