From the cellar: Miracle in Mendoza. An Argentinian red blend that Gismondi recommended to lie down. So we did.
It took a while to open (from sharp to warm and fuzzy in about 20 minutes) but was delectable with some air. Not sure it had anywhere further to go, but as of now, five years in, muted tannins, soothing woodsy oak, and prominent herby notes melded with dark fruits. Lots of texture, the Malbec countered by Tannat and Cab Sauv. Puts the lush in, er, lush.
It lacked the diversity and kapow of the vintage Rioja we were gifted over Christmas but it was gorgeous nonetheless.
We lay down but one and this is no longer in the BC Liquor catalogue. So it goes.
Price: $23.50 at BC Liquor in 2018.
Market Liquidity: Suave and debonair like a David Niven anecdote.