Sacramental wine…

I recently enjoyed an aged sacramental wine. This was a Clare Valley (South Australia) wine – Sevenhill’s “Seven Brothers Sesquicentenary” Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz blend, from 1999. This wine was finally bottled in 2001 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Sevenhill cellars, when it was established by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1851 to produce sacramental wine. They still provide sacramental wine but are also making good table wines. Goes to show, it’s always good to keep your eyes open for any little wines that you don’t know about.

Sevenhill’s “Seven Brothers Sesquicentenary” Cabernet Shiraz blend 1999 – Delicious with a deep aroma of some woody characteristics, rosemary and plums. On tasting plenty of velvety plush tannins, plums, mulberries, a lacing of spice, and well integrated oak. Medium to full bodied. This wine wasn’t pricey, and perfect drinking now.

As the Bible says, “Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake” – Amen!
The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy, 5:23.


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