Off Topic: Take It To The Grave Shiraz Barossa 2016 – $$
How’s the serenity?
Today marks the 20th anniversary of one of my favourite movies – The Castle. In it, a working-class family from Melbourne, Australia, fights the city council after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion. This comedy film became a cult hit, and spawned endless quotes – “it’s the vibe”, “suffer in your jocks”, and my personal favourite, “ this is going straight to the pool room”… Sound familiar?
I love it. And my darling L has never seen it, and she’s Australian!
So, in honour of the occasion, we opened a Shiraz. L bought it. I asked her to get me a Brown Brothers Heathcote Shiraz down the supermarket but they didn’t have any, so she bought this one on the strength of the striking label.
Inky black plum colour. 14 % alc.
Smells soft and fruity, simple. Quite Rhone-like for an Aussie.
Soft rich fruit flavours. Simple and uncomplicated. White pepper, dark chocolate, fine tannins to finish. A classic BBQ quaffer..
Commended 85 Points