Hard to find fault. Despite the long oak aging, it doesn’t thrust itself upon you; it has that je ne sais quoi of fine French reds. Blind, I think you’d mistake it for 90% Cabernet Franc: There is an up front woodsiness to it, fennel, chocolate, licorice, intermingling with a slight funk, but low tannins and velvet on the palate, like the Merlot we’d expected. Gorgeous with food, which we enjoyed at Kisso Tanto, the current go-to Chinatown spot in YVR. And 12.5% for all that gorgeousness. Vive le France.
Price: A shocking over the top outrageous $80 in a restaurant to which I might add, the “plonk” was going for $60. Sold out, in my searches, at any local shops.
Market Liquidity: Think Mel Tormé in his heyday.