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Cheap Tuesday: Banrock Station Sparkling Shiraz

25 Oct

Winery: Banrock Station

Region: Riverland, South Australia

Vintage: NV

Style: Australian Sparkling Red (sweet)

Alcohol: 14%

Review

Banrock Station’s Reserve Sparkling Shiraz is dark crimson; fluffy and beady head on a medium body. Brambley nose with a hint of mint. On the palate, it is creamy and extremely soft; quite sweet with strong plum and raspberry cordial elements, and little-to-no dryness. Quite inoffensive, not particularly complex, but you can expect too much for a $10: 2.5/5

Bought at Dan Murphy’s for $10 | Winemaker link: Banrock Station

Seems this one gets exported alot | UK Facebook Campaign

Pairing

Have a read through the links below. Banrock Station, according to SA’s Environment Dept, “is the first internationally important wetland site to be designated in South Australia that is entirely located on private land. The management of the wetland complex is the responsibility of [Banrock parent] BRL Hardy Wine Company”. Much of Banrock Station’s materials cite their conservation funding and efforts.

Alternative

Not in the mood? If you’re up for something sweet and berry-flavoured, but don’t feel like a sparkling shiraz, a good bet is the Rekorderlig Wild Berry Cider. Apparently there’s an Apple and Blackcurrant variation coming to Australia too!

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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Review

 

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