Cabernet Merlot 2015 – Black Market Deal #34533
- Textured, savoury
Five-year-old Coonawarra red from a top producer - that’s what we like to hear! This wine is from old vine (70s/80) cabernet and merlot (cab dominant) with a little splash of cabernet franc. It’s a really lovely wine with depth on the palate and fruit that is mellowing as it ages, but not in a hurry. Expect all the hallmarks of Coonawarra cab - cassis and eucalypt, along with good tannin. The merlot plumps out the palate and makes it very easy to drink.
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.
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- 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
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Coonawarra is renowned for its cabernet. To write off other varieties, though, would be simplistic. Some of the best wine from the region is shiraz, which is frequently overlooked in the search for the perfect cab sav. It's riesling is a surprise dark horse, too. Not to belittle Coonawarra cab either, but it's funny how often we get caught insisting that one variety is the best expression of a specific place, grown in a variable environment with so many factors at play. All we're saying is: don't miss the great wines that aren't the usual suspects. Coonawarra has quite a few amazing hands other than their trump card.