review – banrock station sparkling shiraz

Banrock Station has a sparkling shiraz. If you are really new to wine you will need to know that shiraz refers to the type of grapes the wine is made from. So a shiraz wine is made of shiraz grapes.This winery is from Australia. They donate to global conservation projects regularly. They claim right on the bottle to have contributed to saving salmon here in Canada. Thumbs up!

Now on to the inside of the bottle.

There were eight of us that tried this wine. The #1 word that we all agreed summed up this wine was CONFUSING! It was very fizzy and quite sweet. It was crisp and clean and a great color. But not one of us could think of a scenario in which to serve this wine.

Too sweet and fizzy for dinner, A bit too sweet just to sip. It was just a little weird. The label hints at berry fruits and plum flavors. I can see that. So maybe it is great with fruit salad. It did have a clean finish and had more staying power than the other sparklers we had that night but not one person went back for more. That is pretty telling.

It cost $15 at the BC liquor store.

Our overall rating was 3/6. Would I buy it again? Nope.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SImon Walker
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 12:51:51

    the only scenario in which you would serve this wine would be when you have an empty glass! it is fabulous just to sip on a summer’s afternoon; great with barbecues; perfect with beef stroganoff or any rice based dish. The only problem is that there is no supplier in the UK any more. I love it!



  2. Julie
    Feb 18, 2013 @ 19:52:33

    this was the first wine I tried when I was just starting to drink reds. Bought it in the liquor store for no particular reason. I tried the Shiraz and I still love it – what a wonderful wine. I love all of their wines!!!



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