While we’re reading about the possibility of snow (but rarely seeing any), the southern hemisphere is enjoying the wonders of summer. Christmas in Australia marks the beginning of summer and it’s a season for barbecues, beach parties and long days of fun…
Feel like booking a ticket already? So do I. While organising a trip Down Under is tempting but quite challenging, getting a fine bottle of their sunny lands is an easier way to let the sunshine in.
Longview Yakka Shiraz 2015 is a concentrated and full bodied winter warmer from Australia’s prestigious wine region Adelaide Hills.
Aromas of ripe blackberries, toasted cocoa nibs, roasted coffee, clove, cinnamon and pepper converge and continue on the palate with the wrapping pleasantness of well-rounded, powerful tannins.
Even at 14.5% ABV, the wine feels light and balanced thanks to the richness of its flavours and it’s robust structure.
While it’d be almost cruel to suggest pairing it with BBQ in the middle of winter, it would work brilliantly well with it. However, give it a go with steak or with lamb dishes.
Longview Yakka Shiraz 2015 is available at O’Briens Wine for €14.95 (on offer from €19.95).
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.