Black Market wines not to be missed

By Vinomofo
21 days ago
5 min read

Our Black Market - deals the give you exceptional value, only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand. 

Wines that are bona-fide, 100% the genuine article. You just don't know what they'll be until they turn up.

But we can tell you a few things. Important stuff like what they taste like, when they were made and what from. And also what they've been scored by critics too.

Here's five deals we think you can't afford to sleep on, because they've all been scored 95pts or higher(!) by Halliday, and they won't stick around for long.


Shiraz 2015 – Black Market Deal #46789

96pts from Halliday - it's hard to justify even writing this tasting note, as it'll all be sold out by the time anyone gets a chance to read it. In any case, the wine: blueberries and plums over vanilla, eucalypt, and sweet spice. Liquorice and fruit compote follow neatly, deftly behind the initial fruit burst. Among many things, this wine is further proof of the superiority of the Stelvin closure as opposed to cork for ageing cool climate reds. This is wine made with the cellar in mind. It is just now hitting its stride, and what a stride it is. The fruit is remarkably fresh, but no aged characteristics like leather, wet earth and game have been sacrificed whatsoever. The density of the fruit is framed by maturity without being swamped by it, and the wine is able to hold its form through a lasting finish. This is truly a deal to jump at, and one you won't see again.

Shop now - $39.90/btl


Shiraz 2018 – Black Market #45891

95pts from Halliday and sourced from a single vineyard in Barossa Valley, "opulent" and "luscious" are the words of the day with this wine. It strikes the fresh jam cord perfectly (and it's a hard chord to play); the trick is to find developed fruit flavours without falling into overly unctuous and too-ripe territory. When winemakers get it right the results are outstanding - this is one such wine. Spiced, herbacious, and delivering a long fantail finish that ties the wine neatly together and has you (almost unconsciously) lifting the glass back to your lips. I will tell you to cellar this (and you will be rewarded if you do) but it's hypocritical of me, because I've already consumed my modest allocation.

Shop now - $35/btl


Shiraz 2021 – Black Market Deal #45567

Coonawarra is an endless treasure trove, and we've just struck more gold. Shiraz at it's fresh, lively best. Abundantly fruited, smoooth drinking shiraz that's winning hearts. Perhaps we’re a little biased, but you put those vines amongst the rich soils and famed Aussie sun, magical things truly do happen. Pair that with the skill of our winemakers, and you’ve got a whole lot of value on your hands. We wish we could share the glowing Halliday review with you for this one, but you'll just have to wait until it lands at your door to find out for yourself. We can tell you the points though - all 95 of them. Dark red fruits are complimented by red cherry, cranberry, with touches of allspice and pepper for a generous seasoning. It’s all you could ask for and more - especially at this price.

Shop now - $15/btl


Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 – Black Market Deal #44530

This is one of those bottles where sampling the wine turns into having the whole bottle over dinner. It’s THAT good - Halliday thought so too, awarding it 95pts. One of Margaret River’s best producers, one of the best vineyard sites in the region, and one of the best cabernets we’ve tasted in ages. Everything adds up to one absolutely spectacular wine. The fruit profile is spot on with cassis, mulberry and blueberry. Secondary characteristics abound like chocolate, mint, cedar and graphite. There’s a confident structure, finesse on the palate and an extremely fine tannin profile on the prolonged finish. It’s just one of those wines where it’s too good to do justice in words, so we think you’re better off trying it yourself.

Shop now - $39.90/btl


Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – Black Market Deal #45566

95pt Halliday rated aged Coonawarra cabernet. This is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The needle in the haystack. The perfect drop. Vibrant blackcurrant and oak have come together, tannins mellowed and earthy, secondary elements emerged. Unless you have a cellar full of aged wine, this is possibly the best chance to pick up some absolutely stunning aged cab for a stupidly good price.

Shop now - $19.90/btl

That was five with the Halliday points to back them, but there's plenty more hidden gems to discover in the full Black Market range.

Got more questions on what makes the Black Market so great? No worries - over here for the full explainer.

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Liquor Licence No. 36300937


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