Vinaceous, Raconteur, Barossa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010, South Australia 14.5% abv, C$21.99

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the greatest show on earth!

Okay, while that may be slight hyperbole, for a mere $21.99 this Aussie wine is not only a smoking deal, it’s delicious to boot. The vineyard, Vinaceous sports a playful circus motif, but this is seriously great stuff.

Clear and bright, this wine is a deep, opaque bricked ruby – almost garnet with significant tear drop legs. On the nose it’s developing with a medium plus intensity and black fruit including blackberry, cassis and Damson plum along with violet, mint, eucalyptus, spice.

The palate is dry and has medium plus acidity with slightly dusty tannins. The alcohol is high but innocuous. It has medium plus intense flavour characteristics of more blackberry and cassis, vine, eucalyptus, black pepper, vanilla and fresh cedar. The finish is medium plus and tasty.

WSET ‘very good’ wine, this is a deal you can’t pass up. Go, run quickly, to your closest BC Liquor store and buy several. It’s a steal and it tastes fabulous. This could even be cellared for 2-5 years – there’s enough fruit, acidity and tannin to help it last beautifully.


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