Chateau de Vieux Puit, 2010

A subtle, straightforward and hugely appealing red without the overbearing demeanor of Bordeaux.  Gorgeous with simply cooked meat.  The Merlot brings a wonderful balance to the Cab Sauv. First sip it might fool you in its simplicity, but the fruit and herbs de Provence shine through, gently.  By the end it leaves you a little taken aback.  It’s a value wine, yes, but not in a Value Village Winners kind of way, more like a Boxing Day sale; the real thing without the ka-ching.

 

Price: $24.99 at BC Liquor but astoundingly hard to find.

 

Market Liquidity: No wow factor, but stunning street cred.

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