A classic Portuguese blend (Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional). And, get this: Not the 2013 sitting on the shelves in Saskatoon but the 08. For (just) under $30. I read online someone called this “all structure and no fruit” and loaded with tannins. Well not the bottle I scored. It was weighty, but deeply considered, with layers of dark fruit and very woodsy, menthol and a little bit of char, but at 13.5% drank a dream, as in light tannins and velvety smooth. Biodynamic to boot. Score.
Price: $29 before taxes at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.
Market Liquidity: A savoury red with an outstanding finish.