Friday, February 15, 2008

Majella Sparkling Shiraz 2005

It was a foamy red-pink Valentine's last night with a bottle of the 2005 Majella Sparkling Shiraz, which I first had the opportunity to taste at least year's Vancouver International Wine Festival. I met the winemaker at the show and his personality definitely shows in the wine: buoyant, exhuberant and over the top. This is pretty fun stuff and well suited for a lovers tryst.

The nose is spritely and very berry-heavy. The wine has a great creamy texture, perhaps assisted by the small amount of port that is mixed in. The bubbles give it great freshness and the palate is alive with fruit such as black current and black berry, structured by a tinge of mineral flavours. If anything, this will wake up the mouth and put you in a good mood. Tasty stuff.

$40 at BCLDB


Edward said...

An excellent choice for Valentines Day, and a very good tasting note as well.

I have no idea they added a little port to this. . .

Shea said...

Ya, I thought that was a pretty interesting + tasty move.