Samuel's Gorge Comet Tail Sparkling Shiraz 2018
It takes almost three years to create a bottle of 'Comet Tail' sparkling shiraz. Beginning with the fermentation of sun-ripened Shiraz bunches into a wine of sublime intensity that is first barrel aged then bottle aged. The generous amount of time on lees contributes to the intensity of flavour, soft mousse and the savoury notes that lead the way in this wine. The 2018 Comet Tail is then finished with a dosage liqueur; an inspired blend of aged Olorosso and Topaque that adds complexity and completes this beautiful wine.
A well layered sparkling shiraz full of flavour and texture, it opens with rich blood plum, star anise and decadent blackberries. The luxurious fine-beaded mousse dances lightly across the tongue, leaving in its stead notes of white pepper, marjoram and roasted coffee beans. This is rounded out by balanced, slightly sweeter flavours of the fortified wines.
This is a seriously expressive wine that finishes with freshness and vibrancy unparalleled. Pop a cork and enjoy this with new friends, old mates and strangers alike.