Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Banrock Station NV Sparkling Shiraz

What an odd thing - a full bodied, fruity shiraz - only sparkling. Made using the traditional method employed in Champagne amongst other places this is deep purple in colour, and although the wine is still developing, the blackcurrents hit you on the palate - almost like fizzy alcoholic ribena! Seriously though, whilst it is a little odd, and perhaps a little sweet - this is one of those things that everyone ought to try at least once - and for those people who aren't too keen on Champagne or dry sparkling white - this could be your answer. My advice is to give it a go - it's not exactly expensive (around £6.50 a bottle) and I though it was lovely.

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