Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Black Market Deal #38001
- Medium bodied
This is classic Coonawarra cabernet coming from a producer who delivers consistent and precise wines year after year. Their whites are good, but we really love their reds, particularly this cabernet.
It’s five years old, looking great and with a good 5-10 years of solid drinking ahead of it. The wine speaks of variety and place. There are dusty red soil notes, herbaceousness, and red and dark berries. The palate is firm and supported by acid drive, and it’s got layers to explore. It’s not a wine to excite with new flavours, but a wine to remind us what Coonawarra cabernet can be.
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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- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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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.