Ah Margaret River. A retirement pipe dream.
Young and fruity and juicy and vibrant. This is a wine that needs some time, it’s just oozing potential. We were unsure at first but with a meatball dinner it was sensationally food friendly. On the initial mouthful it’s assertive and even disappointing but with a bit of air, with a few conscientious sips, it delivers, as VF almost always does. The oak does not dominate, and the tannins are hardly balanced despite the reviews, but this is a joy to discover. Like the antithesis of a California Cab Sauv, with none of the weight or drudge or 18% alcohol, it does have the élan of a ride in Tomorrowland. Zippy and zesty and alluring. Buy it now for Christmas dinner 2020. You won’t be disappointed.
Price: $30 at BC Liquor.
Market Liquidity: A bottle of promise.