Sunday, March 4, 2012
An example of the VINTAGES rare and sui generis modus operandi. Released back on Oct. 15, 2011, the Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (45476, $79.95) reappears as an Online Exclusive (0248856, $85), This 1.5 ’07 VSO is consistent with the Shafer Special Offer from back in July 2011. Would not be unusual save for the fact there is stock of 60 bottles, albeit outside of the GTA, still available at $79.95. Bottles can be acquired through a simple transfer to a GTA store at the request of a local Product Consultant. So, with only 13 left in stock by way of VSO, please tell me who is paying the $5 premium?
My tasting note from Oct. 13, 2011.
More delicate version of itself. a welcome change in style or not what winemaker Elias Fernandez was hoping for? Cinematic and showy, dabbed with pretty smells. Begins with a breath of fresh blueberry air, builds effortlessly through a creamy oak centre and finds its thrills in a crescendo of peppery goodness. “Can he fail armed with his chocolate surprise?” mjg 91
Good to go!