Grenache Blend 2017 – Black Market Deal #37559
- Medium bodied
- McLaren Vale
To say that the producer of this wine is an all-time mofo fave is an understatement. They are a stalwart of McLaren and a class act to boot, delivering spectacular wines year in and year out. With a passion for grenache and shiraz, they are a top producer of both, and in the case of this wine, the two have been blended to make a divinely harmonious drop.
Grenache grown on sand brings elegance and shiraz grown on clay some body and grunt. There is an splash of another variety in the wine too - that you’ll see when you receive the wine. 2017 was a cooler year, so the body sits between medium and full - time in older oak has added a beautiful texture to the fruit tannin and the fruit ranges from juicy raspberries to dark spiced plums.
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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- McLaren Vale
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Grenache and Shiraz
- Serving Temp.
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.