Ashton Hills Galah Clare Valley Sparkling Shiraz 2002
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“BEST OF THE BEST SPARKLING ” James Halliday ‘s 2011 Australian Wine Companion 95 points 5 RED STAR WINERY.
Serious pedigree here (all fruit comes from the iconic Wendouree vineyard in Clare 99 year old vineyard).
Of this superb Sparkling Shiraz. winemaker Stephen George said
2002 was simply a magnificent year described somewhat heroically by Jukes & Stelzer in Taste Food and Wine 2008 as among the best sparkling reds ever made Of all our sparkling shiraz ™s we have made. the ™02 (at least at this stage of its life would have to be my personal favourite) there ™s something about its flavour and texture that gives it an aged pinot character. Flavours are complex showing mushroom and bramble rather than simply fruit… with the long dry finish reflecting a beautiful balance between added fortified shiraz and natural tannin. Drink now or age for further integration and complexity. .
Nick Stock from Wine Business Magazine could not contain his enthusiasm as good as any Sparkling Shiraz ever made in this country.
Honourable mention and 95 points in Hallidays Top 100 Wines for 2009.
Do not deny yourself the pleasure of this superb sparkling shiraz. Very Limited.