Reds 3.0 - Black Market Mix
Hello box of delicious red wines!! Our Black Market Red Dozen is back, and it’s here for a good time, not a long time - so best be quick! Made by some of the best Aussie producers, these wicked wines will ensure you have great wines every night of the week, without breaking the budget.
Each pack includes TWO of the following:
Pinot Noir 2019
Yarra Valley, SA
This well-known Victorian producer sources three different pinot clones from a little vineyard in the Yarra, whole-berry fermenting them separately. The batches are then aged in a mix of old and new French oak for a year before a final blending. The final wine is opulent on the nose with ripe strawberries and cherries paired with truffle and forest floor. The velvety palate carries its acid well and hints at even greater developments after a few years of age, when more earthy characteristics will peek through.
YOU’D PAY $59 full price.
94pts Halliday Wine Companion | Boutique Producer | Women in Wine
From the long and cool 2017 vintage comes a South Aussie shiraz that is moving into a drinking window that you’ll want to be a part of. The drinking, that is. It’s floral and full of berries on the nose - all lavender and cherries. The richness on the nose is matched on the palate, with the addition of plum and puckering cranberry. The richness is nestled in a medium body, so this is the perfect wine for all sorts of dishes. Halliday’s Wine Companion gave it 94 points, all completely deserved - it is great quality wine!
YOU’D PAY $32 full price.
Cabernet Malbec 2018
Margaret River, WA
5 Red Star Halliday Rated Winery
There’s a theory behind the practice of blending other varietals with cabernet in Bordeaux. The vignerons say that cabernet is a bit of a donut on the palate, big and rich around the sides with a hole in the middle. That’s where the other varietals come into play. While malbec isn’t commonly known as a Bordeaux grape, it has a home there. So when this West Australian winemaker followed the path of those classic French winemakers, he was venturing down a well-worn path. The result is a wine with all the varietal hallmarks of cabernet surrounding some extra oomph in the form of earthiness, spice and dark black fruit provided by malbec.
YOU’D PAY $28 full price.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Great Southern, WA
This is lovely cabernet for the money. Lean, bright and tastefully structured, it hits all the right notes at all the right times. Blackberry, mulberry and softly-spoken coffee ground aromatics make for some lovely easy drinking. It finishes long and elegant. There’s plenty going on, but it won’t make you feel guilty for cracking on a weeknight. It’s indulgent, but measured.
YOU’D PAY $28 full price.
Langhorne Creek, SA
If you look southeast from McLaren Vale, you’ll see Langhorne Creek off in the distance. Both regions are famous for producing firm, full-bodied shiraz, and in the case of Langhorne - it’s cool breezes from the Southern Ocean that keeps the richness in check, and the wines perfectly balanced. This producer is brand new to the ‘Fo, and we suggest getting to know them!
And now about the wine - there is plush fruit - blood plum and blackberries - and a medley of spice and structure from ageing in French oak (20% new). If you enjoy bold and expressive South Aussie shiraz and are keen to check out what the new kids on the block are producing - this is the one!
YOU’D PAY $24 full price.
Shiraz Tempranillo 2018
Clare Valley, SA
Clare Valley is famous for riesling, but when your bottle of rizza is poured out and a hearty meal is about to be served, you’ll be looking towards a red. This shiraz temp blend will fit the bill perfectly - medium-bodied and full of plums, cherries and licorice. We all know and love shiraz, and the addition of tempranillo here brings a little something that we just love!
YOU’D PAY $22 full price.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.