Cabernet Blend 2015 – Black Market Deal #36152
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Drawing inspiration from the blends of the left bank of Bordeaux, this cab sav-based wine from one of McLaren Vale’s best producers has smaller percentages of merlot, cab franc and petit verdot. It’s so complex with raspberry, black cherry, blackberry, coffee, hints of toast and roasted nuts. Older oak was used to develop texture and layers rather than overt wood influence. There’s already five years of age on it, but you can expect another seven or eight years of great drinking. Seriously good wine, seriously.
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Full price $29.00 from the producer.
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- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 56% Cab Sav, 30% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
- Serving Temp.
McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.