The last time we wrote about the Beringer Knights Valley Cab Sauv it was 2011! Since then I guess two things have happened. The wine is still astonishingly good garnering up some reviews of much substance and BC Liquor still sells it at a huge markup. But for a recent dinner of braised short ribs we pulled out a bottle with friends and there you go, perfection.
But this post is about what I thought would top off the evening nicely, a spot of Seppelt Rutherglen DP 59 Rare Tokay which I’d scored at least a year ago from Marquis. And did this disappoint? Well, yes, it did, I mean a little. Fruit, complexity and length, OK, all present and accounted for. There is oak and some herb notes that make it, aroma and finish, wonderful. But the texture, the Rogers Golden Syrup consistency, heavy and thick leave you a little non-plussed. At this price point we’d much prefer rare Madeira or, if finishing a meal, a switch to Muscat de Beaumes de Venise.
Price: Around $50 at Marquis.
Market Liquidity: Been there, done that.