|2008 The Watcher shiraz by Fetish|
BC Liquor Stores have a Fetish - in fact, they have 972 of them!
The Watcher - a 2008 shiraz produced by Fetish Wines was the Wine Spectator's #61 of its Top 100 Wines of 2010 and it is a blockbuster.
But even more impressive is that BC Liquor Stores have somehow managed to get 972 bottles of The Watcher into stores across the province over a full year after it first was released and got the Spectator's highly-coveted seal of approval! Kudos to the BCLS on that one.
Still better - it retails for $24.99 and this 91 point shiaz from Australia's famed Barossa Valley is worth every penny.
I had a bottle last night and it was huge - full of briary fruit and chewy goodness. The Spectator says "blackberry, black plum and white pepper flavours" and says drink now to 2018.
This is, like most Aussie shiraz wines, high alcohol - clocking in at 14.5% - but it isn't noticeably "hot" or port-like. [I just tasted
Lastly, if you haven't seen my earlier post that BC Liquor Stores also have widely available three excellent Top 100 wines of 2011 - the current Wine Spectator list - check that out. And you can see the full 2011 list for free at the Spectator.
Now go get a Fetish or two!