Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mr. Black's Little Book

It just occurred to me that I haven't posted a red wine in forever! AND even more importantly that there is less than 130 days until Christmas! Which of curse is not entirely relevant until you look down at the picture of the bottle of wine which was taken by one of my mother in-law's Christmas trees :)

Name: Mr. Black's Little Book
Varietal: Shiraz
Country: South Australia
Vintage: 2014
Price: $24.49

Why did I decide to try this wine? Recommended by the lady working at the Sydney River liquor store in Nova Scotia. We were there on December 23rd (2016) stocking up with "holiday cheer" for our Christmas in Baddeck, NS. I drank this wine on Boxing Day after the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day was over... sitting in my in-law's basement watching the world junior hockey game and chatting with family.

Would I prefer one glass or indulge in the bottle? Bottle, but a glass. this wine is pretty strong at 15% so although it tastes like drinking the bottle is the best choice, a glass is likely the wiser choice. And, I have to say that at the price - it is worth savouring over two days. 

What shoes would I wear drinking this wine? Shahan Gold Loafers

How would I describe the wine? You know that smell when you open a book at an antique store... it smells a little musty, but good at the same time. Well this wine smells kind of like that - I think I was swayed by the name of the wine, but it reminded me of the smell of old books in an antique store or in a large library in the sections that aren't visited everyday. Overall I would describe the wine as a full bodied red and completely agree with the saying on the label: "They say don't judge a book by its cover, so open a bottle of Mr. Black's Little Book and pour over his formulae. Mixture and little secrets."
Gold Loafers

Gold Loafers

1 comment

  1. We love trying new wines, will look for this at the NBLCC, hopefully they will have it!

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