MC Sparkling Shiraz 2005 – Late Disgorgement
The 2005 MC Sparkling Shiraz was our inaugral sparkling release and it hit the ground running, earning itself a very fine 95pts from James Halliday. In the throws of this excitement, an apple crate full of this delicious nectar was ‘mis-placed’ whilst on tirage only to re-appear some years later.
In short, this is a Late Disgorgement of our 2005 MC Sparkling Shiraz that was made from top notch Barossa Shiraz then hidden away for 150 months before magically reappearing in all it’s glory.
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Our inaugral Sparkling MC Shiraz release, the 2005, accumulated numerous great reviews and created much fanfare. Little did we know then, but with a slight of hand, a twist of fate and a turn on the forklift, one wooden apple bin was inexplicably ‘mis-placed’ and remained hidden whilst still on tirage deep in the museum cool-room amongst a collection of large format bottles and other rarities.
We came across this hidden gem a couple of years back now and were not sure what to expect, so after 150 months on lees we carefully hand riddled a few and were delighted with the wine we discovered. With great enthusiam we decided to set the rest onto the riddling racks and now after a further 2 years resting post disgorgment, we feel it’s time to set a few bottles free.
Once again, the wine is topped off with a crown seal, and we were very careful with the dosage….utilising a small amount of Joshua to inject a burst of fruit freshness into the savoury and delicious complexity that this wine has developed over time. With such an extended time on lees the resulting wine, I’m sure you will agree, is truely delicious drinking
So enjoy this wine….however you choose but take your time – it’s been a long while in the making!
2005 Teusner MC Sparkling Shiraz – Late Disgorgement
“A late disgorgement of the first release of the MC Sparkling Shiraz. 150 months on lees; topped up with a liqueur based on the current release Joshua GMS. Crimson with an energetic bead and mouse, the wine shows complex characters of plum, cherry and black fruits with some lovely, polished leather notes coming into play. Still plenty of layered spice, earth, licorice and charcuterie facets. Super-fresh in the mouth with a nice red plum flourish and vivid acid cadence with meaty notes on the exit. Lovely drinking.”
95 POINTS, Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion, 20 December 2022