I do this blog for fun, the wines here are some of the very few I can be bothered to write up. The cream has risen.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Marius Symphony Shiraz 2011


I was going to say this wine has incredible purity, but...

pu·ri·ty  (pyr-t)n.
1. The quality or condition of being pure.
2. A quantitative assessment of homogeneity or uniformity.
3. Freedom from sin or guilt; innocence; chastity:

Ok, so #1 yes, #2 no, #3 not a chance. Unless you're comparing this to the Viagra replacement known as 2011 Simpatico. However, if you pour your partner a glass of this and don't get laid, you need bigger glasses.

Where Simpo grabs you buy the ears and makes it bloody clear that all in the vicinity will be enjoying themselves post haste, Symphony does it a little more sensually, like a namesake orchestra doing a bit of Ravel.

It's day 2, and hard to believe I could make the bottle last that long, but the trick was to drink it with Simpatico last night. I drove to work on a high, I even had to breatho myself just to check I hadn't sleep walked a few glassfuls before brekky.

Look, I have to be honest here, I am in a bit of a quandry, I need to save at least 1/4 of the bottle for my wife (see para 3.), so don't expect too many descriptors and just trust me when I say this is exceptional Australian Shiraz.

Regular readers of this blog will be aware I am a fan of big wines, love my Warrabillas, so let me assure everyone that this is no lightweight 2011 suffering from dilution or any such crap like that. Check this out;

It's stained me glass red, and you can't even see through 20ml of the stuff! (It's not Warrabilla big! I just mean I know where the scale ends in bigness and this isn't at the light end.)

Walsh and Whitey (not sure if that sounds more like a cop show or a comedy one) have covered the details if you really need to know more, but truth be told this is a polarising wine - you'll either love it or you're a Savvy Blanc drinker.

Outstanding+++ and probably +.

A side note on this, it went better with blue cheese than the Simpatico, who'd have guessed that? Certainly not Roger.

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