Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – Black Market Deal #37947
- Textured, savoury
Cabernet from the Barossa...it’s not the spotlight grabber that the shiraz is, but it’s damn good. This one comes from a family that’s been in the region for generations. It’s ripe and fragrant with plum, cassis and almond on the nose. Earthiness, tobacco leaf and spice come to the party as well on the palate. The tannins are chalky and there’s another decade of prime drinking left in this one. Who needs shiraz when you can drink cab like this?
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Full price $55.00 from the producer.
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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.