Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – Black Market #41564
- Rich, full-bodied
To say this is a mighty wine is an understatement. What other synonyms can we throw your way? Grand, powerful, impressive. Colossal even fits the bill. However you want to describe it, there’s no denying our producer has brought out some muscle to bring this wine to life. Hand picked fruit hails from this winery’s estate blocks in both Barossa and Eden Valleys lending to complexity and the composure to age. And age it definitely will mofo. We’re talking 10,20,30 years in style. All those deep cassis, mocha, and bramble qualities will turn beautifully savoury. The fresh berry and plum qualities will turn chewy and concentrated with an array of dried fruit qualities sure to enhance the firm tannins. What a showstopper.
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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Confusingly, the Barossa Zone (aka 'Barossa') encompasses the Eden and Barossa Valley regions (the word 'Valley' being the key differentiator). If you don't want all your eggs in one basket, or all your shiraz from one region, this is one solid way to get some complexity of layers (of course, it's not all about shiraz - ha! Yes it is). Despite being about the same area, Eden Valley only has about 20% of the area under vine that its more famous neighbour manages. But it's no surprise that you'll find many of the big and boutique players sourcing their most expensive wines from a little higher than the Barossa Valley floor. So if you see a wine labelled as 'Barossa', you might just be looking at something that extra bit special.