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2009 Majella Sparkling Shiraz

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Majella have become one of the most lauded and awarded wineries in the Coonawarra region, being the recipients of over 600 awards in their relatively short history. One of their iconic reds is this Sparkling Shiraz that offers up a rich and hedonistic drinking experience. For a decadent breakfast, match this with bacon and eggs and enjoy the fizzy, vital red berry fruit with a slight porty edge and a nicely creamy palate. Keep the Aussie tradition alive and drink this as often as you can!

Winemaker's Notes

The colour is a vibrant deep red with a ruby hue. A creamy raspberry bouquet, the palate is luscious with nice sweet berry flavours with hints of plum, nutmeg and gentle tannins.

It's a great wine for any occasion, and goes well with most food styles.

The wine is now packaged under a "Crown Seal" which eliminates any problems with leakage or cork taint. Enjoy now or cellar up to 10 years.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

expert reviews about

2009 Majella Sparkling Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Disgorged in 2011, this spicy Coonawarra shiraz has had many years in bottle to begin to build gamey, black olive and roast tomato complexity over its layers of black fruits, pepper, spice and high cocoa dark chocolate. It upholds finely structured tannins and good persistence.
Drink by 2019
90
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Peppermint lift to the nose and palate, with green herbal flavours and fine tannins.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
This is not just a sparkling red, it is a pure an unadulterated expression of Majella's pristine estate Coonawarra shiraz, in all of its primary plum and blueberry glory.
Wine 100, October Issue
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
To 2013
Australian Wine Companion 2011
90
Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
This is not just fancy fizz, it’s a full-on tribute concert to the glorious fruit of one of the country’s most illustrious red vineyards. A spectacle of perfectly polished cherries, blueberries and plums, liquorice, dark choc and black pastilles. A creamy finish, accented with a finale of pepper & finely ground tannins.
2011-2016
93
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Full-bodied, complex and rich; ripe fruit, and definitely needs food. Disgorged '06.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Very savoury style - complex leathery/cedary aromas and mature, oak-driven palate with good acid spine.
Winestate 20082009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2005 Vintage) says
This is a wine with a loyal following and deservedly so. It can be relied upon. It's not the most intense spurgle (slang for 'sparkling Burgundy', which is the old name for Australian sparkling reds) but it sure does hit the spot. It tastes of mushrooms and cherries, leather and chocolate - it pleases both for sheer yumminess and for complexity. It finishes with a strong burst of flavour, which might help to explain why our bottle disappeared so fast.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
92

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