2014 Coriole Galaxidia Shiraz

I’m happy to admit to being one of the ‘older’ generation.

I saw Star Wars when it was shown in cinemas in 1977, Star Trek in 1979 and of course, Battle Star Galactica television series in 1978.  Galaxidia was the prompt that took me back to those bygone years simply, and quite basically, because of the name.  It’s doing the same to you right now, isn’t it?

However, this wine is contemporary but has been made so as not to forget the terroir and more importantly, the bones of McLaren Vale, and presented by a ‘new generation’ of the regions winemakers, Alex Sherrah.

It’s a brilliant deep colour that prepares you for what is to follow.  Lovely aromas of fresh dark fruits that exemplify the region.  Plush, lush and rich black fruits galore on the palate complimented beautifully with those typical silky McLaren Vale chocolatey notes. And the finish?  Well, it goes on for as long as the prelude to that first Star Wars movie.

This is certainly more Starship Enterprise than it is Millennium Falcon that’s for sure and it is going to survive for the next generation to look back on and enjoy.

I picked this up at cellar door and, to quote Captain Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama from Battlestar Galactica, “Boy, when you take a souvenir, you don’t screw around.”


Region: McLaren Vale     Price: $60     Source: Swap


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