Friday, 16 December 2016

Soul Growers Black Cellar Sparkling Shiraz 2006

'Tis the season for sparkling Shiraz. What a piece of Australiana it is. As mentioned in a previous post, it is such a versatile drink - aperitif, with a meal (Christmas lunch is a special), or even with dessert. I tested the boundaries further and had it in the pool watching the last session of the day/night Test. And not surprisingly, it was a neat fit there too!

Disgorged in 2014, this is a beauty. 300 cases made.

Christmas cake in a bottle, this soothes the soul with ease. Rum 'n' raisin, chocolate, generous depth and sweet fruited. A whiff of dried herbs hangs in the background but those dark fruits ensure they steer the ship. Long and plentiful in the mouth, little sips keep you content and satisfied with ease.

A terrific example of sparkling Shiraz and one I can easily recommend.

Drink now to eight years.

95/100 - Excellent

Region: Barossa Valley
RRP: $55
Source: Sample

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