Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - Black Market Deal #36888
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
We’re guessing you can see all those gaudy scores up there. High 90’s across the board. So we probably don’t need to convince you of how good this wine is. But we will say that this is the absolute top-of-the-range cab sav from one of the Vale’s best producers. It’s a father-in-law impresser, landed-that-big-client celebrator, bought-your-dream-home salud-er. There’s aromas of cassis, violets, cedar and tobacco. The wine is surprisingly elegant with blueberry and mocha on the palate, backed up by the finest of tannins and an exceptionally long finish. If you’re drinking to one of life’s landmark moments (or you’re really just that big of a baller), then this is the wine to pour.
What is a Black Market deal?
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- McLaren Vale
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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.