Monday 28 June 2010

James Brazill Shiraz (Good Catholic Girl) 94 points Awarded By James Halliday

Good Catholic Girl reveals her virtues

Rod and Spur Wine Co Ltd has gained further endorsement and recognition for its fantastic wine portfolio. This time it is the Good Catholic Girl, James Brazill Clare Valley Shiraz 2007, which recently impressed James Halliday, one of the world’s leading authorities on Australian wine, in his definitive guide,The Australian Wine Companion 2010.

He quotes, “2007 Good Catholic Girl The James Brazill Clare Valley Shiraz gains additional divine approval, having been picked on St Patrick’s Day (March 17), every bit as propitious as the biodynamicists’ fruit day, for this is a most attractive medium-bodied wine; very supple (not normally a Clare Valley feature) and has good length. 94 points, drink to 2022, $30, Screwcap, 15% alc“

For those in the know, 94 points is a tremendous accolade to achieve, with many of the world’s top wines scoring around the 90 mark.

The Winemaker, Julie Barry, daughter of the infamous Jim Barry, responds “ we are delighted to receive praise from such a renowned authority of the Australian wine industry. It’s almost like gaining God’s approval itself!”

Rod and Spur has just introduced the Good Catholic Girl range to the UK market, with its first customer being Naked Grape Wines, Alresford,Hampshire.

Several other specialist retailers have also shown interest and soon Good Catholic Girl will soon be gracing many counties across the UK.

This sits on the back of Rod and Spur recent success at the LIWSF 2010, where they scooped 4 medals, including one gold, for their wine portfolio.

Jeff Mattison, managing director for UK/Europe for Rod & Spur quotes “This wine sits well with the overall ethos of the Rod & Spur Wine Company. We pride ourselves on the fact that we work with people who really care about what they do, crafting wines by truly understanding the art. This results in wine with soul and personality, packed full of fruit with lots of flavours. I most certainly agree with James, Good Catholic Girl The James Brazill is divine!”

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