BM Reds Selection 2.0
We love our Black Market Deals, but it can be a bloody hard choice choosing just one. We’ve done the hard work for you with this case, curating a selection of our top 6 reds that we reckon are too good to skip past. No tricks, just great wines that won’t bankrupt you in order to enjoy them. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t want to tell everyone about the goodies in this pack, but you’ll just have to wait until it hits your doorstep. In the meantime, we’ll be over here sampling through a case (or two).
Each case contains ONE of the following:
Barossa Valley, SA
This wonderful grenache is from one of the best parts of Barossa. It is a wine that patience has rewarded, from old vines that were planted in the 1930s. It is a classic wine, brimming with fruit and after a year and a half in oak (all French), fruit and tannin are well integrated. That said, it’s still quite young so you’ll see lively fruit - plums, berries, blueberries - along with a real spiciness. I’m talking about sweet and punchy spices like liquorice and fennel. This vibrancy will mellow over the next few years and I’ve no doubt that it will just become more and more interesting.
YOU’D PAY $60 full price
Pinot Noir 2021
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
From a single site in Main Ridge comes this pinot, one that was produced in a very small volume by a boutique winemaker on the Peninsula. The fruit expression is all bright cherries and rhubarb; go a little deeper and a great vintage has offered great classic pinot characters. Think forest floor notes, brooding in the glass offering classy fruit not shying away from the quality of a punchy and dense pinot. Elegance abounds as this may be young, but in its drinking prime. Deep in flavour, yet light on its feet, this is pretty, complex, and magnificently Mornington.
YOU’D PAY $42 full price
Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
McLaren Vale, SA
If you like your cabernet sauvignon with a little extra punch, turbo charged richness and flavour to the max, we recommend heading on over to McLaren Vale. This mofo favourite producer is no stranger to delivering what the punters want time and again. Yet with four separate scores in the mid to upper 90’s and a gold medal hanging around its neck, it seems the experts are also craving more of this drop. Imagine dark fruits of plums and blackberries topped with hints of dried herbs, cassis and exquisitely framed french oak, fine chalky tannins and a surprisingly elegant finish.
YOU’D PAY $40 full price
Shiraz Cabernet 2019
McLaren Vale, SA
Welcome to smooth town! This is powerful Vale shiraz and cabernet with soft red and purple fruits, complimented by a few years’ age and a touch of American oak. This wine is drinking at its prime and will reward you with many great winter drinking moments. It is in between medium and full-bodied, with bold plums and cherries and a quite savoury finish. I hate to use the term ‘winter warmer’ but it really is! Match with your choice of braise or Moussaka and you’ll feel toasty while you toast.
YOU’D PAY $40 full price
Clare Valley, SA
We know shiraz likes to wear many hats. From syrah to shiraz, playful to serious, the stylish to the rustic. We’ve seen it all. When it comes to Clare Valley shiraz, we always expect something regal that will excite and invigorate the palate. 18 months in French and American oak binds the rich, concentrated fruit layers in a way that is at once seamless. The fresh black and blue berry components are intermingled with licorice and clove, embracing you wholly into the glass. We could talk poetically about this one all day, but we’ll let you experience it yourself.
YOU’D PAY $36 full price
This winery has risen to great heights, becoming one of the largest family-owned estates in the region. Picking fruit from vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys, you can always expect the balance of their wines to be fantastically executed. Varietal expression is right at the front here, with all the great hallmarks of shiraz, from deep plummy fruit, gentle lifted acidity, and a whack of black pepper on the finish. Time in American oak gives this wine that vanilla kick that we love to see in our South Aussie reds. It’s all about the generosity, and true Barossa character.
YOU’D PAY $35 full price