Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Black Market Deal #38397
- Rich, full-bodied
This one’s an easy write-up. We’ve got one of South Australia’s absolute top producers, cabernet from South Australia’s absolute top cabernet region and some gaudy scores from two of the country’s absolute top critics. Throw in seven years of age and it’s the perfect package for lovers of super premium cab sav. The wine is over-the-top aromatic with notes of plum, mint, mulberry, clove and nutmeg. A nice cedary backbone is provided from French oak and the palate is dense, dark in fruit and finishing with fine tannins and a lingering spiciness. You can’t really reach a higher level than this one.
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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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.