Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Black Market Deal #36153
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Here’s a producer we’ve been courting for quite a while. They’re one of the big names out of McLaren Vale and have been making great wines for years. This is a cabernet sourced from three different vineyards across the Vale, highlighting the diversity of soils in the region. The wine, buried under a pile of gold medals, features blackberry, raspberry and plum in the fruit profile with a bit of olive, chocolate and light toastiness to round out the palate before giving way to fine dusty tannins on the finish. It’s drinking beautifully well right now, but expect another 8-10 years of prime if you’ve got the patience.
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.
Full price $38.00 from the producer.
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- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 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.