Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Black Market Deal #34582
- Rich, full-bodied
- Margaret River
Margaret River cabernet sourced from 47-year old vines and made by one of the top producers in the region. Sounds pretty appealing, right? Throw in a dash of Petit Verdot and a touch of Cab Franc and the profile gets more complex with lifted aromas of violets and a palate of cherry, mulberry and licorice. Rest it in French oak for 15 months and the structure builds with hints of vanillin, coffee and cinnamon. Make it approachable now, yet able to be cellared. And at this price? Seriously? C’mon!
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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- Margaret River
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- Blend Info
- Cabernet Sauvignon 87%, 9% Petit Verdot, 4% Cab Franc
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Margaret River is as elusive as it is beautiful, such that you really need to visit to truly grasp its haunting beauty. Über-premium Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends grow here. 'Margies' only produces 3% of the country's grapes, but commands over 20% of its premium wine market, and hasn't had an off vintage since 2006. You start to realise how often this region is overlooked when you can list brands like Leeuwin, Cape Mentelle, Vasse Felix, and Voyager, not to mention Cullen, Pierro, Moss Wood, and Deep Woods. It's safe to say that it's time for a revisit.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...