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Your Next Drink: First Drop's Mothers Milk Shiraz

BY DI STAFF | MAY 01, 2014 5:00 AM

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First Drop’s Mothers Milk Shiraz

Australian Red, 14.5 percent

My experience with this drink came with a large amount of assistance in wine-tasting etiquette from the helpful staff at Brix Cheese Shop and Wine Bar. After sampling a number of wines, this one was selected because of its fullness and providing a quality Australian wine that didn’t involve a kangaroo.

Taste: Soft for a shiraz; there’s a big fruity hint without an earthy factor. Described as silky and slurpy because of the smooth texture and that the whole palate gets a piece of the flavor. The spice is very limited but detectable. A very full wine, described as big because of its presence.

Appearance and Aroma: A dark fuchsia color, described as a garnet red with purple hues. Scents of black raspberry, violet, and licorice.

Advice: Used as an early wine, good for mid-afternoons and early evenings from its fruity undertones and soft taste. Pairs well with grilled beef plates. Make sure to swirl and absorb the aromas provided before tasting the full bodied wine.

— by Ben Verhille


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