If I Could Buy Only One – September 19th VINTAGES Release

Back by popular demand: We asked the writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”.

Michael Godel – Viña Aquitania Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile
$39.95, DB Wines & Spirits
Lazuli, as in the blue gemstone, a rarity that only Indiana Jones might know where to find. There are some important wine minds behind the partnership in this Viña Aquitania Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Maipo Valley, Chile, including the late great Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux. This is dignified, concentrated, focused and complex cabernet sauvignon to be sure, with laser beams of acidity cutting fine lines through dark fruit and a calm demeanour that speaks to quality but also attitude. Pour this blind alongside Margaux and Pauillac at three to four times the price. Just for hits and giggles.

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