Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Black Market Deal #35128
- Rich, full-bodied
- Margaret River
This producer flies a bit under the radar in Margaret River. But James Halliday hasn’t missed them. He honours them with five red stars, his highest rating. And while this is a newer and as-yet-reviewed vintage of their reserve cabernet, the previous three vintages have all earned 95 or 96 points. We tasted this one of course and are confident there’s another huge score on the way. It’s juicy, concentrated, powerful and balanced with hints of dark chocolate, eucalypt, mocha, mulberry, cassis and cedar. If you are a fan of top notch Margs cabernet, this will suit you perfectly.
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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- Margaret River
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- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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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.
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