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Cheap Tuesday: Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Sparkling Shiraz

19 Oct

Winery: Wyndham Estate (Winemaker: Nigel Dolan)

Region: ‘South Eastern Australia’

Vintage: NV

Style: Australian Sparkling Shiraz

Alcohol: 13%

Review

This is a rather inane sparkling shiraz. The bottle claimed it was full-bodied, but upon pouring, it was much closer to medium-bodied. It looked a bit like blackcurrant juice, and briefly clung to a fine mousse. Not much in the way of aroma: some raspberry and mulberry, but only at a stretch. Mouthfeel was inoffensive. Pretty crisp and dry; a bit of sour cherry, but nothing as tart as the McGuigan but nevertheless at a level that should be the domain of sourdough and brioche.

Rating: (just) 2.5 / 5 

Bought at Dan Murphy’s for $9 | Winery: Wyndham Estate

See also: Those who disagree | Some Kiwi Love

Pairing

The Sticker Family

Does your Facebook list “stuff” as one of your interests? Are you one of those people who’d say “I’m crazy” to describe your personality due to a lack of interesting personality facets? I guess if you really want to know if you’re the kind of person to drink the Wyndham sparkling shiraz, check your car’s rear window. Is there a sticker family there?

Yes? Awesome; go buy this wine (or spend some money replacing them with these stickers).

No? Good. For. You.

 

Alternative

Usually my ‘alternative’ carries some comparative value to the sparkling shiraz reviewed; not today. The Vintage Cellars ‘Chalkboard’ Frankland River Riesling is a steal at $12. This is up there with the Pikes I have stashed away as being an excellent under-$20 Riesling. It’s the antithesis of the above, and is a weekend wine at a midweek price.

 

Vintage Cellars | Perth Now

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Review

 

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