Cabernet Merlot 2018 – Black Market Deal #38856
- Medium bodied
- Margaret River
When one of Australia’s best wineries lets us have at a cab merlot sourced from Margaret River, we get a little excited. This crew are masters of cabernet and all its blends, so our joy is quite warranted. There’s a fair bit going on here, with notes of blackberry, raspberry, mocha, mint, rosemary. And while that description was a bit of a mouthful, this wine isn’t too much of one, sitting on the brighter side of rich rather than the heavier one. Might just mean you’ll end up cracking another bottle before the night’s through.
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.
Part of our Women in Wine Collection
We are committed to ALWAYS having wines available that are made by women. In an industry that’s still dominated by men, we believe in celebrating the incredible work women are doing. Here’s to our Women in Wine!
This one has a female winemaker, but because it’s a Black Market wine we’re sworn to secrecy. She’s a deadset legend, though.
It’s cool, we get it, you want to know absolutely everything about this wine. Well here you go, go nuts.
- Margaret River
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Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.