From the cellar: What’s your desert island wine appellation? I mean if you had to drink, for the rest of your life, one appellation? My hunch is most people will pick Bordeaux or Burgundy or Champagne. For me, it would be a close call between Alsace and Margaret River. I mean imagine having Leeuwin Estate on a Tuesday, Cape Mentelle on a Wednesday, Cullen on the weekend. So much heaven in one small haven.
The Xanadu was a special purchase at BC Liquor; I picked up some a few years back to lie down. This bottle was aching to come out for boeuf en daube on Family Day weekend. And what a sensational treat.
Coconut. Seriously. Coconut and coconut oil. Sweet overripe plum. Chocolate, cherry, piquant oak and a bracing pine resin finish that bites then subsides and lingers on a vanilla note to infinity. Sorry to exaggerate but it was really just that good. Highly, highly recommended. This is an ooh la la red.
Price: A mere $25 back at the beginning of 2015. I wish I got a case. You can find the 2013 in private shops currently around $30.
Market Liquidity: Wine turducken: A Pinot wrapped in a Merlot wrapped in a Syrah.