Cabernet Blend 2019 – Black Market Deal #40848
- Medium bodied
- McLaren Vale
Take one portion cabernet and one portion tempranillo, blend them together, and bottle them up. Seems like an odd combo (or at least one you don’t see very often), but France and Spain do share a border. Bordeaux, the home of cabernet, isn’t too far from that border, and of course tempranillo is grown throughout Spain. So perhaps this blend was inevitable. It’s made from McLaren Vale fruit and hits the high notes of both grapes. Blackberry and cedar show off the cab side and allspice and leather show off the temp. All in all, quite tasty and better than the sum of its parts.
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- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 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.