Thursday, 25 February 2010
Firstly apologises for the lack of posts recently, work commitments have meant that I haven’t had much time of late to do any writing, but I’m back now.
So, moving on.... Firstly, I wanted to talk about Maverick Twins Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006, which was featured in Oz Clarke’s top 10 wines to try in 2009.
Though it says Shiraz on the bottle, this only makes up 93% of the wine; with Cabernet Sauvignon making up the other seven.
The wine had a deep, opaque purple colour, with pronounced developing aromas of plums and dark cherries, with spicy aromas of black pepper and liquorice. All of these aromas came through on the palate giving the wine a wonderful depth of flavour. Combined with the juicy ripe tannins and good acidity, it blended to produce a beautifully balanced and complex wine.
Perfect for a dinner party, match it with a roast or lasagne as I did and you’ll look like the perfect host!
If you ever find this wine on the wine list, or on your local merchant’s shelf, then grab a bottle while you can. This is an absolutely stunning wine I would highly recommend, and I can see how it made it to Oz Clarke’s No3 red to drink!