Cabernet Shiraz 2018 – Black Market Deal #41005
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
Who doesn’t love it when cab and shiraz come together as one. The stars align, the balance is found, and us wine lovers can sleep knowing all is right in the world. We can’t help but be enticed by what’s on offer in this wine: ripe black fruits, chocolate and clove slide across the palate supported by ultra silky tannins. There’s no shortage to the value here, being just at the start of its potential ageing window. You might question why you’d drink single varietals again when the sum of their parts is this good.
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.
We expect this wine to be ready to dispatch 21 Mar. Place your order as normal and we’ll dispatch it to you as soon as it arrives.
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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.