Wine Code Breaker #412

2021 Bekkers Tome (Vol 1) Shiraz, McLaren, South Australia

Rey spent her early life eking out an existence by scavenging on the planet Jakku. Her simple life disappeared as she was drawn into helping the Repulic and with this discovered the Force within her. She sought out Master Jedi Luke Skywalker for instruction in mastering the Force. Rey, during this time, discovered Master Luke was much more than a reluctant teacher of the Force; he was, in fact, a master of McLaren Vale Shiraz. We are fortunate to have the story of one of his first lessons with Rey from her time on a small island of Ahch-to.

“Rey, take this 2021 Bekkers Tome Vol 1 Shiraz from McLaren Vale in South Australia. What do you know about McLaren Vale Shiraz?” 

“It’s a power that Jedi have that lets them control people…and make things float,” was Rey’s response.

“Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong.” Luke continued handing her a glass. “Look at the colour, its dark side is the light. Prisms of reds and blacks. Now place the glass to your nose. What do you smell?”

Rey made to throw the glass away in frustrated anger. Luke caught her hand, “a Jedi’s weapon deserves more respect. Try again.”

She breathed slowly, did as instructed and gently sniffed the glass, chanting inwardly, “I can do this. I can do this.” She hesitantly speaks, “I need someone to be able to show me my place in all of this.” 

“Go on,” encourages Luke, “confronting your fear is the destiny of a Jedi. Your destiny.” 

“I am sensing plums and dark fruits. Spices. Liquorice. Violets. There is much more that I can describe. Coffee and chocolate too, more dark than light. The complexity frightens me.”

“Very good. Very good. What of the palate?” 

“Light. Darkness. Balance.”

“The power in her is frightening,” muses Luke.

“The flavours build. The tannins I sense are velvety; grippy yet delicate. The dark fruits float. The power is there, the lingering is long. I am all of the Jedi.”

May the fourth be with you on this upcoming International Star Wars Day.


Rating: 95 pts

Closure: Screwtop

Alc: 14.5%

Drink: Now; 5-10 yrs

Price: $50

Tasted: March 2023

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