Relentless. Bold. Unapologetic.
Is this an Aussie mantra? It’s certainly not a negative way to be, desirable even, and quite the statement to describe a wine.
“Insurrection”, a red blend wine from Australia, is big and bold and made to be that way.
Steve Roden, from Sydney, is a veteran Australian winemaker, and the man responsible for crafting “Insurrection”. He says “I am extremely proud of this wine because it highlights all the things Australian wines are best known for: big, rich flavor, tons of fruit, and immediate drinkability”.
I love the Aussie spirit and I love me some wines from “Down Unda”.
We have enjoyed discovering wines from “Down Under”, including Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, and these big, sexy reds from Oz.
Being a fan of these intense and concentrated wines, “Insurrection ” definitely caught my attention.
It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, sourced from cool climate vineyards in two regions of southeastern Australia, Padthaway and Longhorn Creek.
The bottle is eye catching, with vivid graphics, and fun to read.
In the glass the wine is a beautiful, deep garnet color. On the nose I got black cherry and red fruits.
The tasting was black cherry, currant, plum, chocolate , and a hint of spice.
At 15.0% alcohol it definitely could use aeration and/or decanting. We opened the bottle an hour before we poured it, and chilled it for around 10 minutes…( a good practice for most red wines, as we live in Hawaii )
It is an exuberant wine, and I think the cooler temps and aeration softened it into the very delicious and drinkable wine that it is.
We enjoyed it with cheese and crackers, but I can really see pairing this wine with Steak, BBQ chicken or ribs, seared ahi, Mexican and spicy food, chocolate, and cheesecake.
Not limited to these suggestions by any means!!
I can’t wait to share a glass (or bottle) with Annette and Steven, and enjoy “Insurrection” together …
It IS relentless , bold , and unapologetic , as the bottle says, and delightfully so…
Mahalo Australia , from Maui ,
Wine Me Dine Me Dakine me