🇦🇺 In Australia, cask #wine (or “goon” as its lovingly called) is synonymous with alcohol-fuelled parties attended by underage high school students who, high on life and hormones, probably wake up the next day with an inkling of regret from the night before that they just can’t quite put a finger on...(it might be the cask wine) 😉
And while I know most cask wine doesn’t really place highly in the Australian wine world (or if it does, the general consensus is that it would probably be fairly low), I’m not so sure if there’s much agreement on canned wine. Yet.
Tonight, I’ve tried Langhorne Creek’s vintage 2016 Take it to the Grave Shiraz (from a can and decanted in a carafe for 30-60 minutes) and...I loved it. This collaboration between winemakers Nicholas Crampton and Corey Ryan has produced an old vine Shiraz with an intense, lush palate of black currant, dark plums, spices and oak that’s VERY drinkable. No wonder it’s received strong reviews - including 92 points from Sam Kim and 91 points from James Halliday. Good thing it comes in both the bottle and can. 😁
I wouldn’t recommend drinking it straight from the can, mind you, but I’m definitely open to trying more canned wine in the future.
Cheers @langhornecreekwine 🍷
What do you think of canned wine? 🤷🏻♂️