A wine for CP enthusiasts

Tues. 13 Feb. 2018

During my recent travels I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of a wine of distinction; not only was it a distinguished drop, but it is surely a wine that will warm the heart of any CP enthusiast. The label says it all: Blackstrap. That is, CP enthusiasts on both ends of the strap, both wielders of the strap and recipients, would appreciate this wine.

I would of course hope that aficionados of the strap would appreciate this wine as much for its flavour as for its name. It was indeed superlative, and a very fine example from one of my favourite wine-producing regions, the McLaren Vale in South Australia. As you can see from the label, it’s a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. The latter variety is also known, probably in fact better known, as Mourvčdre. This blend is known as a “GSM” (for Grenache, Shiraz/Syrah and Mataro/Mourvčdre), and although not quite so common from Australian producers, apparently is becoming more popular with them. I can vouch for the results!

There is further encouragement on the rear label of this wine, so I’ll cite an extract here: “Our wine is as dark and as smooth as blackstrap molasses, with all the rich, ripe, decadently spicy red fruit character to match”. I presume CP enthusiasts will also be able to relate to “decadently spicy” – as decadently spicy as a good session.

Mistress Geo