Recall that at Crave we don’t like “Wine of the Week” columns because good things don’t occur metronomically, so giving a column such a title virtually guarantees its failure to live up to expectations. However, we also have only modest creative abilities so we are going to use that title anyway.
This special has stunning provenance. 2007 Grand Vin de Glenelly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, South Africa is from the winery owned by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, the owner of Château Pichon Longueville Comptesse de Lalande (usually abbreviated to Pichon-Lalande) and the Rouzaud family that owns Louis Roederer. The wine was rated 91 points by critic Robert Parker and gets rave reviews from consumers. Continue reading