Remember the sexy little bottle of Mojo I wrote about a while ago?
Well, I’d like to introduce you to Mojo’s cousin – the equally fabulous Rockbare Shiraz.
Made by the same winemaker, Tim Burvill, the 2010 Rockbare delivers a punchy, luscious mouthful of flavour characteristic of McLaren Vale Shiraz grapes. As Burvill has said, “My goal was to make pure and intense wines, using only varieties that are suited to the region from which the are grown…”
Though this wine packs a full-bodied punch, it’s velvety tannins will charm you into filling up your glass again and again. I’m such a sucker for a rich Shiraz… suffice to say that this bottle, once opened, was never reunited with it’s lid.
A dark and seductive glass of Rockbare smacks of ripe fruits – blackberry, plum, raspberry and a hint of licorice. A highly memorable drink. It’s the kind of wine you’ll Google using your smartphone over dinner – you want to know the story behind the wine as you drink it. All I can say is bless wine, and bless technology.
As far as price goes, this one is definitely punching above it’s weight. You can pick up a bottle of Rockbare for about $18 – $25 depending on where you buy it. You can order online directly from from the website for $21.95, and get 10% off if you buy a dozen.
Finally, I’d just like to make a note about the the label. Normally I’m not a fan of plain labels, but this one is a nice balance of clean and elegant – it oozes sophistication. The back is also interesting – with a printed photo of the Rockbare team and the winemakers’ signatures, it personifies the contents of the bottle ever so subtly, alluding to the history & the idea behind its production.
5 stars from me! One to be enjoyed over dinner or for a special occasion – whichever tickles your fancy. ;)