Gismondi liked this blend, liked it a lot, so we bought a couple. He gave it 90 points. I will trust his judgement, that it has legs (to 2020), and leave some down for the count, and look forward to next year, and the year after. But today, opened today and even decanted and with air, it was a little brutish on the palate, and the stony mineral undercurrent he referenced seemed to us at the forefront. You can sense the potential, but it was just a tad too young for us. Plus it had a soupcon of that aggressive “cheap Malbec” on the nose.
Not bad with hard to pair meats (burgers slathered in condiments or a funky meatloaf) but not pure pleasure as a sipper.
Price: $23.50 at BC Liquor.
Market Liquidity: A tulip before the bloom is really just a leaf. But then what a bloom.