A touch of potpourri?
This wine did not live up to the poinster’s lauds (in my humble opinion). Tanzer gave it 92 points writing “Heady aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and violet, lifted by a smoky topnote and a touch of potpourri. Broad, sappy and concentrated, offering vibrant dark fruit flavors complemented by notes of allspice, mocha and candied flowers.” That is certainly lovely language, only someone passionate about wine could make the effort, but we found that even with air and time the Descartes was only as luxe as wines half the price and not as layered or luscious as the IWC would have led us to believe. If you read between the lines, I would way the WS was a little bit more truthful when they named it their wine of the day and described it as having “chewy tannins and fresh acidity.”
Price: $30 US before significant CDN duties. So, in other words, expensive. Not Super Tuscan territory, but still…
Market Liquidity: Potpourri, I should point out, can be stale, overwhelming and even repugnant.