Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Black Market Deal #41508
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
Six years old, but right on time. This is the flagship dreams are made of. Intensely rich and structured, up until now it’s been getting the rest it needed tucked tightly in the cellar. Consider yourself assured, this wine is now primed and sitting pretty, begging for you to have a taste. The nose is of cassis and plum standing on the shoulders of potpourri and tobacco leaf. The immensely viscous palate yields dark berry flavours, and with 36 months in new French oak, there is enough vanilla and cedar spice to hold out a lingering finish that brings the whole experience home. A fully enveloping wine for those that want to be immersed.
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Full price $350.00 from the producer.
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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.