2014 Sparkling Shiraz
This very Australian wine style is very dark red with an opulent purple mousse of fine bubbles. Complex layers of aromas, blueberries, plums, black olives, potpourri, fresh bread, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and grilled nuts. Round plush fruit flavours with notes of spice and all things nice. The savoury mouthfeel and fine bead of bubbles give this wine a long persistent finish. This wine is great when drunk young but will soften and continue to develop complex characters in the bottle for the next 15 years or more. Drink it with a crumbly old cheddar cheese or roast turkey.
Vintage 2014 A relatively cool season apart from a mid-summer heat wave. Good vineyard management ensured the grapes ripened fully and had lots of complex flavours and balanced acidity.