Crush wine was started in 2006 by an Australian – as a specialist shop selling premium Australian wines. In 2008 – regular customers, Max & Lyn bought the shop when the owner decided to move back to Australia.
With over 200 different wines available (including a range from New Zealand) – ranging from 7Euros to 60Euros… there is something for everyone!
A friend of ours, organised a closed Wine Tasting for us on a Friday night starting at 19h30… and for 30Euros… we got treated like royalty! 5 Different types of wine and a selection of snacks to go with each wine course (from cheeses to patés to charcuterie … etc etc).
We started the evening off with a the Wolf Blass Yellow label Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sparkling Brut 2008 – I loved this… it definitely goes down easily and is a perfect way to start the evening (€12.50 per bottle)
Then we moved on to The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2011 which was from the summit of Malborough in New Zealand – this was a WINNER for all (and we all took home a few bottles)… as it delivered on all its promises – “bright citrus core supported by electric minerality. Fragrant, vibrant and concentrated flavours highlight a Sauvignon Blanc of True Regionality.” (€8.90 per bottle)
THIRD on our list was the Stonier Morington Peninsula Chardonnay 2010 – which fermented in french oak barriques followed by maturation for another 9months in the same barriques. Remainder portion is fermented in a tank which gives the wine its freshness. As it is the from the Southern part of Australia – which has a cooler climate – it follows through on the butterscotch type flavours. (€14.90 per bottle)
Moving across to the Red Wine offerings – we tasted the Tim Adams Protégé Tempranillo– another winner! Coming from the Clare Valley (north of Adelaide) it is spicy and savoury with cherry and strawberry aromas and flavours and being matured in fresh oak has provided the vanilla taste. (€10.90 per bottle)
And last – but definitely NOT least… was another firm favourite – Two Hands Angels Share Shiraz 2009 and the humour of saying that the *angels share* was the gift of wine that had evaporated from the oak barrels during maturation appealed to my sense of humour 🙂 it definitely offered up a hint of chocolate! This farm is South East of Adelaide and has at least 10years left of cellar left in it. (€20.00 per bottle)
The evening was a great success – not only did we taste and learn about some Aussie wines – but we made new friends and left with a few more bottles for our own homes!
Would I go back? DEFINITELY!
Address: 39 Rue Caroly, Brussels 1050 Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 502 6697
Opening Hours: Tues-Fri: 12h00-19h00 (and occasionally open on Saturday mornings)