Watching her own image reflecting in the glass of wine, she recalls everything like it was yesterday: the dance, the hypnotic glance in his eye when their lips touched, and his whisper inviting her for a walk outside. She sees herself walking all again hand in hand with the Count under the round, grape vine clad dome, feeling the green sprays caressing her hair and the cold dusk wind thrilling her nostrils. As in a dream, he grabs a grape-bunch and crushes it in his hand, pouring the fresh juice on her burning lips; she feels it chilling her mouth and flowing down on her stretched neck. Bemused by the strong taste, she abandons herself in his arms.
Years after, she can still feel the strength of that mysterious grapes elixir. With each wine drop she drinks, she gets one step closer to the Count. She can almost feel his presence. She pours one more glass of Nobilis Dracula.
This Shiraz is aged for four months in Romanian oak barrels which gives it the discrete spice and vanilla scents, along with the fine tannins, which give this wine complexity and elegance.
Food Match: Steaks, lamb or duck dishes, or with blue cheese.
Serve at: 16C – 18C