Availability: Limited quantities available at BCLDB stores
Date Tasted: October 5th, 2009
Tasting Notes: South Australia producer Majella Wines has created a unique and delicious treat with their Sparkling Shiraz. This inky-ruby coloured Shiraz with persistent medium bubbles is made in the traditional method of sparkling wine and spends 48 months aging on the lees . Vintage Port is added during the dosage step which gives the wine its off-dry sweetness.
Developing aromas of leather, cassis, cigar box and loads of licorice create an intriguing bouquet for the nose to enjoy. Followed on the palate with flavours of leather, fig, cherry, tobacco, candied fruit with medium tannins and acidity. The high alcohol is masked by the depth of complexity this wine offers. Sealed with a crown cap, this high quality wine is approachable now and will hold for up to ten years in the cellar. - LC
SKU: 350595 UPC: 9331138000206