Wine Code Breaker #311

2006 Soul Growers Black Cellar Sparkling Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Sparkling Shiraz, for some, is an aberration. For others, it is the gold that appears at the foot of a rainbow. Tasting a Sparkling Shiraz is more than the alleged gold at the end of the rainbow, it is more like following gravity’s course along the rainbow. The colour, the bead, the aromas, the taste, the texture describe the path of a projectile that is pre-determined by natural law. Observe the facts as they are presented to you without the biases of the head or heart, determine and ride the arc’s path, and figuratively stroll leisurely towards its terminus and the truth will fall at your feet.

The 2006 Soul Growers Black Cellar Sparkling Shiraz is from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Its colour is a swirl of blacks that have been absorbed from all the colours of the rainbow except their brightness. The aromas soar up the arc with black fruits, spices, chocolates and cardamom. The descent along this rainbow’s path is perhaps greater as the blackberries rise, with evocative spices elegantly floating along a carpet of fine bead into your heart. Your head senses this as an almost everlasting experience that would thoroughly enhance a leisurely stroll.


Tasted Jan 2020

Rating94 pts
DrinkNow; 3-7 yrs

2 thoughts on “Wine Code Breaker #311

  1. Sparkling Shiraz from the Barossa always provides the wonderful feeling of celebration. A great choice for inclusion in your reviews


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