2016. Really. Really? Really. 2016. I mean how is it that a 2016 can be this good?
A Grenache heavy blend that begs to be shared and savoured amongst friends. Close friends mind you; don’t waste it on the B-52/Cosmo/Mojito crowd.
Ooh la la. Onyx cherry. Overtly maraschino. An alcoholic splendour. Velveeta smooth. It sipped like manna from heaven although the 14.5% alcohol didn’t shine with dinner, as was a bit too young. Impossible to say whether this had ten years left to improve and mellow or whether I should get a case and just burn through it all by Christmas?
Price: A rather hefty but deservedly $43, give or take, at Marquis.
Market Liquidity: Ridiculously sublime. Think Charlie Chaplin climbing the curtains in The Great Dictator.