Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 pts:
Vivid ruby. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complemented by spices and flowers, picking up a peppery quality with air. Nervy, focused and spicy, offering bright red berry and cherry skin flavors and a touch of candied rose. The finish is nicely brisk and focused, with a peppery note adding cut to the sweet red fruit. I'd serve this at the end of a meal, with cheeses.
From the winemaker:
Premium Langhorne Creek Shiraz grapes were selected and blended to produce this richly flavoured Sparkling Shiraz. Sweet berry fruit flavors and liquoring have combined to produce a great colour and depth of flavor. To be enjoyed with Christmas Pudding, duck dishes, roast meats, or simply by itself. Other viticultural notes: Our Shiraz vines are a combination of 1127 and 1654 clones, planted predominately on sandy loam over limestone soils, with sections of sandy loam over ironstone. The vines are hand spur-pruned and the fruit hand picked when ripe. Served while chilled.
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