Cabernet Blend 2018 – Black Market Deal #35680
- Textured, savoury
- Yarra Valley
Gorgeous packaging and an even more gorgeous wine. It starts with the visual: a bottle hefty like Thor’s hammer, with a perfect cork under dipped wax. Inside is a Bordeaux-style blend dominated by cabernet sauvignon with a bit of cabernet franc and petit verdot to round it out. Normally when we try a wine as Mofo buyers, we have a couple of tastes, then write our tasting notes and move on. This one stayed with me for days as I used my Coravin wine preserver to pour myself a glass each night until I emptied the bottle. It’s such a complex wine, rich in body yet reserved in expression. There’s blackcurrant, tobacco, autumnal leaves, fine-grained tannins and such a silky mouthfeel. This is drinking so well right now, but has years ahead of it to develop and evolve. Certainly one I’ll be ordering for home.
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.
“This one stayed with me for days as I used my Coravin wine preserver to pour myself a glass each night until I emptied the bottle. It’s such a complex wine, rich in body yet reserved in expression. Certainly one I’ll be ordering for home.”
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Yarra Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 % Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
- Serving Temp.
With a history spanning over 175 years, there's no doubt that Yarra Valley is one of Australia's most celebrated cool climate wine regions. Victoria's first wine growing district and today home to over 80 wineries specialising in Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and some of our country's best sparkling wines. With stunning hillside, lush greenery, vast space and an enviable climate - it's no wonder that medals, trophies and coveted points are plentiful here.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...