Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Black Market Deal #36426
- Rich, full-bodied
- McLaren Vale
The producer of this cab sav has sourced grapes from a few of their favourite vineyards across South Australia. The lion’s share hails from McLaren Vale, but there’s a bit of fruit from Langhorne and Wrattonbully in the mix. Each component adds something to the blend, and the finished wine is complex, rich and full of finesse. There’s toasty oak and blackberries on the nose with these carrying over to the palate and piled on top of black currant, herbaceousness and a finish of fine, lingering tannin.
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Full price $60.00 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.