Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Black Market Deal #35296
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
This wine hails from one of McLaren Vale’s esteemed winemakers, who comes from a long lineage of South Australian wine royalty. 2018 was a ripe and warm vintage over in McLaren Vale, and this wine is from vines that have been growing for over 40 years, adding complexity and depth. The wine has mellowed out in oak barrels for an extended period, adding structure and austere tannin. It is a rich, unctuous wine, with black fruits, lifted cassis, and tobacco. Pour yourself a glass of this, sit by the fire and indulge in all its glory, your Royal Highness.
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Full price $65.00 from the producer.
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- McLaren Vale
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- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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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.