Halos de Jupiter Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2014

We posted last year on the “mid-range” Jupiter and how much we loved it.  Although harder and harder to find.

BC Liquor recently took $12 off the Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016.  Of course it was virtually impossible to find and if you found it guess what? It was the 2014.  We’ve posted on this before (the dates on their product catalogue being wrong, the sale items that are for all intents and purposes non-existent, and other vintage chaos).

So of course with a gift certificate in hand we sourced a bottle.  That was a lot of work (signing on to find the sale items on the right date because BCL doesn’t list them on the first of the month, that would make sense, that would be customer friendly), sorting wine out from the beer and spirits, notations on what to buy, finding locations for what you want to buy, etc.)  But it was worth it.  Boy was it worth it.

A sharp clap of thunder on the nose, like cedar shavings, nuanced cherry on the palate crossed with black licorice, gorgeously warm on the finish: woodsy, spicy, notes of dark chocolate.  Any smoother and it would be glib.

Price: $60, reduced from $72, but paid with a gift certificate.

Market Liquidity: Like an investiture coronet.

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